Senior Engineer – Frontend (Nairobi)

Recruiter: Sendy Ltd
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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Job Description

We believe that Africa does better when everyone has room to grow and thrive. No one should be left out because the distance between seeing an opportunity and making a living from it is too great.

We started by delivering small packages but haven’t stopped there. Today, we’re empowering businesses to send raw materials to their production facilities and finished goods to their customers. We’re helping small scale farmers get their produce to the market. We’re making it possible for the hardworking delivery driver to earn a decent living.

We are here to make it easy to trade in Africa so that everyone has room to grow. Join us.

About the Role

The overall purpose of this job is to build and maintain the company’s web applications in a scalable and secure way.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the User Experience Designer to determine the feasibility of the user experience designs.
  • Design the implementation of the user experience to ensure scalability, simplicity and quality.
  • Code the design in line with user requirements.
  • Testing to ensure the software performs to the expected standards.
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance Engineer to resolve any arising issues such as missing features and bugs.
  • Debug reported bugs to ensure the system works as per user requirements.
  • Set up tools for use by the Site Reliability Engineer i.e. Instrumentation. 
  • Participate in activities that promote continuous learning and value addition for end users. 
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Work with Product Managers to frame a problem, both logically and within the business context.
  • Designing and developing advanced Sendy applications for the backend stack
  • Participate in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies as it relates to software development.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or other Technology related fields.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in software development and preferably in frontend engineering.
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
  • Proven working experience in software development
  • Knowledge of design principles and SEO principles
  • Knowledge of browser troubleshooting and debugging practices and techniques
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • Knowledge of graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience with responsive and adaptive design
  • Ability to grow junior & Mid Level engineers to be senior engineers
  • Unit-testing code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Maintain code quality, organization, and automatizatio
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
  • Ability to work effectively with different personalities and across all levels in an organization. 
  • Must be a self-starter and highly organized.
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills 
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Open to change. 
  • Calm under chaos.

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive health insurance – Inpatient / Outpatient / Dental / Optical
  • Flexible vacation 
  • All risk Insurance
  • Office lunch
  • Opportunity for company stock options
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