Senior Frontend Developer

Jumia Kenya

The number one online shopping mall in Kenya.

Job Description

As the Senior Frontend Developer, you will also be working with state-of-the-art technologies & methodologies, and using agile philosophy, all as a means to improve the lives of millions of Africans across the continent by offering them convenient and affordable online solutions. And with that as our PURPOSE, innovation at Jumia NEVER stops and you will be moving from one exciting challenge to the next.

What you will be doing

The Senior Frontend Developer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Be part of an agile team that creates scalable solutions leveraging state-of-the-art technologies in a service-oriented architecture
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams (Backend developers, DevOps, QA engineers, Product Owners) oriented to continuous delivery
  • Work across the entire product life cycle: concept, design, development, deployment, testing, release, support
  • Construct and verify (unit test) software components to meet design specifications
  • Take ownership of your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code reviews
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers

What we are looking for

  • At least 4 years of experience in Frontend development
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Consolidated professional experience building high-quality, performant JavaScript applications
  • Consolidated experience in JavaScript frameworks/libraries, such as AngularJS, VueJS or ReactJS
  • Write and test interactive, clean, secure and efficient solutions
  • Help maintain a high-level quality code by reviewing your teammates’ code
  • Continuously improve our codebase, systems and processes
  • Keen to learn new technologies and have ideas about how we can make things better
  • Being passionate, self-driven and working with little supervision towards a common team or company purpose
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or in a full team
  • Knowledge of algorithms and distributed systems
  • Academic background in IT or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity to have a strong impact on building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

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