Senior Front End Developer

London, England, United Kingdom

Description

We’re Farewill, we build simple, beautiful products to change the way the world deals with death. We’ve grown to lead our industry, becoming the biggest (and favourite) will writer in the UK within 2 years of launching.

We’re looking for an experienced Frontend developer to join one of our small, multi-disciplinary product teams tackling a profound human challenge - redefining the way the world deals with death.

As part of the development team at Farewill, you’ll be instrumental in bringing the team’s ideas and vision to fruition - giving us a leading edge in terms of product and user experience. Along with the rest of our development team (currently 5), you’ll be responsible for developing new features and products, keeping our site fast, fixing bugs and ensuring our codebase easy to develop. You’ll also collaborate across the wider team to develop internal tooling and help with their projects.

Our site is currently comprised of a small number of Node.js services covering: universally rendering our React UI, our API business logic and PDF rendering. We also have a number of other small, custom internal services (e.g. Slack bot, Trello API integrations, an ETL pipeline and customer support tools) that help the rest of the team do their jobs effectively.

This is a great opportunity to lead, define and evolve how Frontend engineering works with here as we scale our platform in terms of users, products and team members.

Requirements

You have a sound understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and modern frontend tooling, and are able to use these to create functional, useable and delightful interfaces. You care about the code you write, aiming to make it robust, readable and maintainable. You understand how to create frontend experiences that scale across teams and code bases. Experience with component-based libraries such as React or Vue.js is a major plus.

You’ve worked in multi-disciplinary product teams and alongside other developers and designers; ideally this would be in the form of another digital product at scale. You’re open to sharing knowledge and improving our standards and team processes, be it through pairing/group programming, code review or other methods

In the next 12 months:

Hopefully you'll have some or all of the following:

Bonus points for:

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, please get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude is just as important as experience!

Benefits

(L-R, Emily (Full Stack Developer), Helena (Full Stack Developer), Karan (Will Specialist), Ollie (Customer Operations Lead), Tom R (CTO, Co-founder), Tam (Head of Product), Kit (Will Specialist), Constance (COO), Lorraine (Head of Legal), Tom H (Lead Product Designer), Kiran (Partnerships Executive), Victor (Lead Product Designer), Holly (Operations Associate), Dan (CEO, Co-founder), Natasha (Head of Partnerships), Jessie (Will Specialist))

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