Front-end Developer

Confidential

Job Summary

Our mission is to build the biggest recruitment platforms in Africa. We focus on real user needs and leverage the power and disruption of technology to fundamentally improve and transform productivity in Africa.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Your impact on our Users:

  • Building next-generation applications to solving complex problems in the recruitment industry. Work with a world-class engineering and product team to deliver innovative products for our users.

Reporting To

  • Head of Engineering
  • Indirect Reports
  • Head of Product and Technology
  • Product Manager

Key Responsibilities

Technical:

  • Design and implement new features and enhancements using PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Solid Javascript knowledge is essential.
  • Fix bugs assigned during the sprint planning process.
  • Design, innovate and solve complex problems inherent in operating a high scale classifieds platform.
  • Play a key role in reviewing and approving the work of your peers as part of the software development process.
  • Use the prescribed tools and work according to the established ROAM software development process.
  • Solid understanding of theory, and good debugging skills.
  • Capable of building design systems in Vue or React
  • Familiar with build tools,Webpack and Gulp

Organisational:

  • Team player and willing to go beyond the call of duty when the need arises, including ad-hoc longer work hours as per business requirements
  • Work closely with UI and UX teams to translate designs into code.
  • Participate in the Scrum process and daily stand-ups.
  • Deliver high-quality software according to agreed timelines
  • Seasoned communicator as regards technical and business/ functional aspects of assigned work.
  • Be comfortable working in an agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Tenacity and the ability to solve complex software bugs.
  • Serve as a resource and mentor for less experienced developers

Functional:

  • Keep abreast with industry trends, new technologies and best practise in the software development space. 
  • Constantly innovate and raise the bar of software quality.
  • Proactively improve products, systems, processes

Key Relationships

  • Head of Engineering
  • Product Manager 
  • Quality Assurance team 
  • UI and UX team.
  • Teammates

Skills and competencies

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in software development 
  • Experience with Laravel framework (v5.0 and later) with a focus on Blade templating and competent in software design patterns
  • Experience with Tailwind CSS framework.
  • Experience with Vue.js and React javascript frameworks.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Git and Linux.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with a diverse team which includes remotely located staff and developers.
  • Ability to explain technical matters to non-technical staff

In order to fully qualify for this level in the ROAM Jobs Technology organisation, individuals need to possess a combination of technical skills and competencies.

Familiarity with Amazon Web Services experience including the following

- EC2

- S3

- Cloudwatch

Functional experience with the following technologies

- Jenkins

- GitHub

- New Relic

- Kibana

- Linux

- Elasticsearch Service

Solid understanding of the following languages and frameworks

- VueJS, React and any other modern framework

- PHP

- Laravel

- Bash scripting

- Tailwind CSS

- HTML

- PHPunit

- Dusk

- Webpack

- ES6

In addition to the skills and competencies listed above, all developers need to possess a combination of the following soft skills: 

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Dependability 
  • Effective communication 
  • Open-mindedness 
  • Teamwork 
  • Creativity 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Adaptability 
  • Organisation 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Empathy

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