Frontend Developer

Powered By People

Online B2B Marketplace for the conscious buyer. Learn, Discover, Buy. Handmade for the digital age.

Job Description

Powered by People (PBP) is looking for a curious and collaborative Frontend Developer to join our growing Development team. You are passionate about technology and desire ownership in your work. You are an advocate for a fantastic experience for the Makers using PBP’s website. You are not shy about championing ideas, sharing your knowledge and welcoming feedback. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively within a small team.

If you are looking for a role with real ownership and opportunities to grow to the next level – we should talk!


  • Work with the Product team and Product Designer to refine scope and define goals and deliverables using Scrum
  • Drive business expectations by assessing business problems, designing optimal solutions and driving implementation
  • Work closely with a small team where you are clear on what you own
  • You will contribute to all stages of development: testing, release, triage, bug fix, documentation, and product development and maintenance support
  • Help technical team members, product managers, and business users to brainstorm minimal viable products (MVPs) to test the validity of new ideas
  • Use synchronous and asynchronous communication to help drive coordination and alignment across your teams
  • Support the Marker team to diagnose production bugs and share short and longer-term solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year of professional experience
  • Knowledge of B2C, ideally B2B eCommerce websites
  • Able to move between designing for desktop and mobile functionality
  • Working experience in Next.JS
  • Well-versed in Web/Frontend technologies and frameworks like Spring MVC, Node.JS, React, Marko, HTML5, CSS3 with LESS or SASS, JavaScript, JSP, Ajax, and JQuery are required
  • Create optimised CSS with LESS or SASS
  • Created Styled components as part of a Storybook
  • Strong understanding of Secure, RESTful web APIs
  • Good communication skills in English – both written and spoken

We’ve found the above qualifications are the most common predictors for a successful Frontend Developer at PBP. That said, if your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.

We’re a global company with team members in Canada, Kenya, India, USA, Türkiye, Mexico, Colombia, the UK and Canada. You are based in Nairobi, Kenya, where most of the Engineering team is located and will work remotely and connect with teams across different time zones.


PBP is a social enterprise startup whose mission and values of creativity, responsibility, innovation, diversity, transparency and sustainability are a force for good. Join a passionate global, remote-first team using technology to connect small batch makers and independent brands with buyers and conscious consumers. We provide meaningful, cross-functional and collaborative work, support establishing your home desk, co-working space in our hubs, and opportunities to travel. We are reimagining a world Powered by People. Come join us.

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