Front End Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Kenya
  • Posted 4 months ago

Jumia

The number one online shopping mall in Kenya✦ Shop Tech Week Deals. We deliver countrywide.

About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

About Jumia Tech Centers

Want to be part of the biggest tech center in Africa and work in mixed teams with over 16 different nationalities? Join Jumia Kenya Tech Center where tech meets purpose. At Kenya Tech Center you will be managed by and mentored by top tech leaders across Portugal, Egypt and Kenya. You will also be working with state of the art technologies & methodologies, and using agile philosophy, all as 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.

Main Responsibilities

Be part of an agile team that develops smart logistics solutions on a service-oriented architecture using state-of-the-art technologies

In particular, you will:

  • Autonomy interpreting business/technical requirements, designing, implementing and testing high-quality solution
  • Work in a team-based development environment with modular code base, peer reviews and pull requests, with disciplined use of source code control and documentation
  • Constant aim for quality, scalability, performance, and architecture keeping good practices, security, and compliance in check
  • Be part of a fast and agile development process
  • Contribute actively and proactively to optimize applications, processes, and methodologies
  • Be willful to help peers, being part of a collaborative environment for development, testing, and automation tasks

Front End Software Developer – Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience with modern Frontend Frameworks/Libraries (Angular, VueJS or React)
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript (ES6), its quirks, and workarounds
  • Expert in web mark-up, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Webpack and/or Gulp.js
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, and partial page updates
  • Familiar with service workers for when and how to use them
  • Clear understanding of HTTP(S) and the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Familiar with Linux and Containers
  • Aware of Performance and Security topics on web development
  • Experienced with version control technologies (GIT)

Personal skills

  • Fast Learner
  • Eager to work in team environment and share knowledge
  • Likes problem analysis and solving
  • Enthusiast and an interested in technologies and innovation
  • Solution oriented and proactive attitude
  • Attention to details

Bonuses:

The following skills are not “required” but will make your profile stand out.

  • ​Familiar with common design patterns and anti-patterns
  • ​Experience with Database systems (MySQL, NoSql databases)
  • ​Experience with caching services (e.g. Memcache, Varnish)
  • ​Understanding of Queuing systems (e.g. RabbitMQ)
  • ​Familiar with SCRUM methodology
  • ​3+ years of experience

Front End Software Developer – Academic & trades qualifications

  • Academic background in IT or equivalent
  • ​Proficiency in English
  • ​3 year of experience

We Offer 

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce 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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