Senior Front End Developer (Retail IT)

IT – Software Development
Cape Town – Western Cape

THE coding expertise of a forward-thinking Senior Front End Developer is sought by a renowned Investment Firm to help solve some of its toughest challenges in retail investing. Start-up or innovation project experience would be useful as they iterate on a prototype PWA and then look to build out the native version of the app. You will help contribute the product direction, architecture & delivery process, analyse and design new features while writing elegant, robust and secure code. The ideal candidate will require a Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Information Systems or related technical discipline and must have knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures and algorithms. You must have 8+ years’ experience in a similar role and tech tools including React, Next.js, TypeScript, Tailwind, React Native, Express, Node, Babel, RESTful API’s, Microservice Architecture, etc.
  • Contribute to the product direction, architecture, and delivery process.
  • Analyse and design new features.
  • Write elegant, robust and secure code.
  • Improve and optimize the performance and functionality of existing code.
  • Write Unit, Integration and Acceptance Tests for all components.
  • Write build automation scripts.
  • Troubleshoot, identify root-cause and fix bugs/errors.
  • Deliver features and fixes timeously.
Qualifications –
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science/Stems or related technical discipline.
Experience/Skills –
  • 8+ Years’ experience building products using the technologies listed below – implemented and run successfully. Ideally, with solid experience working in start-up environments or innovation projects.
  • Since we are a multi-technology environment, knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures and algorithms are a necessity.
Front-end Tech:
    • React / Hooks, Context
    • Next.js
    • PWA
    • Service workers
    • TypeScript
    • Tailwind
    • Responsive Design
    • Webpack
    • ES6
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • React Native
    • Fastlane
    • Native IOS (Obj C) and Android (Java) modules
Back-end Tech:
    • Express
    • Node
    • TypeScript
    • Babel
    • Git
    • Docker
Active Development Practices:
    • RESTful API’s
    • Microservice Architecture
    • Unit and Integration Testing
    • Single Page Applications (SPA) 
    • Continuous Integration (CI)