Lead Javascript Developer at WorldRemit | Fintechers.io

Lead Javascript Developer

201-500 employees
Posted - Accepting applications

WorldRemit - if the media's to be believed, we're the FinTech start-up taking the world by storm - scooping-up awards and more than $140m in funding. Ok... all that is true. But we're so much more. WorldRemit is changing the way people send money to family and friends. We're leading an online revolution and laying to rest old-fashioned money transfers.

At the heart of all of this is our Engineering team who are looking for an awesome web developer to help us transform our website into a first class modern website that our users will use and love.

You will be someone who likes to:
  • Constantly evolve techniques through learning
  • Takes initiatives when you spot an opportunity for improvement
  • Write code so clean, fast and elegant, you fight the urge to hang it on your mantle
  • Comfortable mixing greenfield solutions with legacy code to evolve systems
  • Advocate and a practitioner of TDD /BDD
You will have a high bar for quality, maintainability, scalability, performance, efficiency, security and all the other things that make great software great.

So what a typical week looks like?

  • Developing new user-facing features used by millions of users
  • Assess the impact of proposed changes to other process areas and systems and recommend alternative solution choices, determining trade-offs and impact analysis
  • Discussing technical solutions and providing innovative new ideas to solutions
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Convert visual designs to semantic mark-up, then dress it up in CSS and then bring it to life with JavaScript
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Maintaining high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market and position yourself and the company as a digital specialist.
Some things we want to see in you:
  • Mastery of JavaSript / HTML / CSS
  • Expert experience with styling and responsive design techniques, mobile first website development using technologies such as HTML5, LESS and SASS
  • Good understanding of JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS / AngularJS / BackboneJS
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
  • Hands-on experience building scalable web applications, in particular high frequency and low latency web applications with optimal memory management, performance and scalability as key focus
  • Comfortable with full-stack projects and able to build a minimum working product quickly
  • Experience with automated JS testing using Karma, Jasmine, Qunit, Mocha, Chai
  • Experience integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Proficient understanding of REST API €™s
  • Experience with Continuous Integrations and Delivery (Teamcity / OctopusDeploy / Jenkins)
  • Experience with versioning systems such Git / SVN
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure / AWS
  • TDD, XP and Agile practices
  • SOLID principles
  • A sense of urgency and ownership over the product