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Senior Front-End Engineer

Engineering | Athens, Greece | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Front End Engineer

 

Are you ambitious, hungry and keen to begin a new chapter in your career? We are looking for a Senior Front-End Engineer to join our energetic and ambitious team.

 

About Us

 

PeoplePerHour is the UK’s leading freelance marketplace. Founded in 2007, our vibrant community has over 2m users across 150+ countries, and we have paid out in excess of £100m to freelancers.

We are a purpose-driven business. Everything we do stems from our desire to empower people worldwide to live their work dream, building their business from the ground up and becoming financially and professionally independent. PeoplePerHour is an invaluable resource for small businesses in the UK and outside, giving them access to expert freelance talent on-demand. So they can stay lean and flexible while growing.

 

We work tirelessly to improve our community; not one day is the same and we grab opportunities with both hands and go after it fast.

 

Get to know us in a snap!

 

See what they say about us in the news: www.forbes.com and www.youtube.com

Hear from our customers directly.

This is how we celebrate success: PeoplePerHour 10 year birthday party

Don’t miss out on our latest TV ad

 

Future Plans

 

Ten years into our journey it still feels as if it’s day one. The freelance economy is still at its infancy. And we believe it will fundamentally change the way companies - large and small – work and think about the way they find and use talent. That is why we are reinvesting organic profits into breaking out into new sectors & segments. Our newly launched product, Talentdesk.io, is the enterprise solution to manage their temporary and permanent workforce in a more efficient and cost-effective way.

 

The way we do things at PeoplePerHour

 

We can not revolutionise the job space without first starting a revolution ourselves - internally! We are PeoplePerHour. We encourage all people around the world to live their work dream and achieve autonomy! And we are the first to champion it!

 

We seek our team members to have an explosive career path and progression and we have set up specific evolution steps to make sure we achieve it - together.

 

Our teams are small, empowered and autonomous. We allow teams to define the methodology desired and used. From scrum to kanban, as well as other practices such as test-driven methodologies and pair programming, you will be the one defining it and you will be the one guiding us towards it!

 

Joining PeoplePerHour, you will find great colleagues to assist you technically and psychologically to achieve your goals! Our environment enhances knowledge, friendliness and excellence - even if it means spending a bit more time to achieve perfection!

 

We believe our product needs input from every source, so we encourage open expression, ideation and participation in order to achieve great user experience in our product. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people and businesses work across the world.

 

Finally, we always give back. We encourage open source contribution and provide the time to achieve it. What comes around goes around...

 

Our Tools

 

We constantly use bleeding edge technology and at the same time we endorse experimentation. Our internal monitoring systems make sure all our experiments are performed in isolation so hey, go nuts!  

 

This is an outline of our current tech:

  • Our web app is in ReactJS using Redux and supported by NodeJS

  • Our Back end is in php using Yii, Laravel and lumen

  • We use ReactNative for our mobile app

  • All our apps are dockerised

  • Our servers work on Kubernetes - the master of the universe!

  • We like microservices.  It is our way to move from a legacy monolith to a Services Oriented Architecture and to modernise our stack

  • We like serverless technologies even more

  • We use databases of all sorts to suit our needs: MySQL, Aurora, ElasticSearch, Redis, DynamoDB.

  • Data Science is our way to the future! Our projects run on Java and Python and also consume a number of third party tools!

 

 

If you are curious to find out more about our tech stack, keep reading in our blog.

 

About the role

 

We are looking for an experienced FrontEnd engineer to join our team in Athens. As a frontend engineer, you will contribute to our Frontend framework which consists of ReactJS as a view layer accompanied by Redux which manages our data and updates our UI.

 

The whole framework is based on asynchronous and functional ES6 and ES7 code and

with the help of SASS and PostCSS for styling, everything is bundled with the latest Webpack module bundler.

The final product is code splitted and optimized by the CircleCI pipeline to deliver the best performance and experience to our users.

 

  • You will work with creative and open-minded people who are not afraid to listen to your opinion, which will be highly appreciated and valued.

  • You will participate in an agile team and develop features based on our roadmap

  • You will deliver high quality scalable and well-tested code by following our comprehensive style guide and follow our coding principles.  

  • Oh and.. we have a mobile app written in ReactNative with great similarity to our current frontend stack, so our engineers can work on both apps. Cool, right?

 

If you want to impact real people’s lives, then this might be the right job for you!

 

About you

 

  • You act like an owner and are selfless while being accountable and goal oriented

  • You are a team player and do not throw the ball over the fence.

  • You love honesty, hate sugar coating and constantly try to raise the bar.

  • You are proud of the code you produce. Admittedly, nothing is perfect and so refactoring is your friend. You always like to leave the code better than you found it, in fact it’s how you code every day.

 

Ideally, you’ll:

 

  • Have 3+ years experience working in a large scale web application

  • Be confident in at least one popular Frontend framework (React, Vue, Angular etc)

  • Have strong knowledge of Javascript ES5 and ES6 and their core concepts

  • Have strong HTML/CSS skills especially using a post/pre-processor like LESS or SASS

  • Have strong knowledge of HTTP(S) protocol and REST APIs

  • Be experienced with Git

  • Have experience in at least one backend focused programming language

  • Have a good knowledge of relational and non-relational databases

  • Have a good understanding of browser compatibility and their limitations

  • Have basic knowledge of NodeJS and its concepts

  • Have an understanding of Flux / Redux / unidirectional data flow

 

And you’ll:

 

  • Think analytically and methodically with high attention to detail

  • Refactor problematic, incomplete parts and constantly improve our codebase

  • Read, understand & debug code

  • Follow coding standards and apply good practices

  • Write scalable and optimized code

  • Measure and improve performance

  • Deliver testable, efficient, reusable, high quality and easy to read code

 

Bonus points if you know:

 

  • SASS / BEM

  • React / Redux

  • React-Native

  • Unit / Integration testing

  • FlowJS or Typescript


 

Perks

 

A few of the many perks of joining the PeoplePerHour team:

 

  • Competitive salary with an annual pay review.

  • Equity depending on the level of position - we are in this together right?

  • Private health insurance.

  • Public transport paid for as well as your parking slot!

  • Flexible work - freelancing is all about flexibility so we provide 1 day/week remote plus an allowance for 1 week remote prior to your holiday season. Being a long time since we felt that 3-week break from our routine.

  • Days off - We encourage breaks and freshness so we expect you to be with your loved ones on your birthday and name day! Oh and those important school days where you want to be with your children!

  • Great news: you get a day off when it is your birthday but we do expect an embarrassingly big cake & singing the next day!

  • Unlimited coffee for encouragement and high-quality free lunches for energy!

  • Build your own profile and skills. We serve freelancers and we understand how vital constant learning and improvement is! We have several events and conferences in our calendar all paid for!

  • Work with great colleagues of excellent calibre and ambition, they will teach you from writing high-quality code to getting that cappuccino foam just right!


 

What should you do next?

 

If you feel this is the right role for you, please submit your CV.

Next, we set up a phone interview with one of our engineers. This will focus on your technical skills and culture fit. Then we will invite you to our office so you can get the chance to experience our culture and meet our team. You will then perform a code test at home and if successful, you will have a final interview with our CTO.

 

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PeoplePerHour is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion