Senior Frontend Engineer

Senior Frontend Engineer


Amplify Your Experience


Amplience dramatically simplifies how clients plan, create, manage, and deliver content. With a modern API-first approach, the Amplience solution can unleash the creativity and productivity of content and technology teams. Amplience serves more than 200 of the world’s leading retailers including Otto.de, Crate and Barrel, Boohoo, Mulberry, Shop Direct, and TUMI.

About the team:

We are a team of Engineers who build SaaS software to help e-commerce retailers create and deliver great content experiences for their customers. Over 100 major e-commerce sites rely on our work, sending more than 1 billion API calls a day.
We have a multi-talented team comprising frontend engineers, backend engineers and devops engineers. We rely on each other's expertise to solve the problems we are given. Most things we build have full stack implications, often involve unfamiliar technologies and require us to think creatively.
Finally, we like to be an active member of our tech community too. We founded and run a tech meetup in Middlesbrough called NE-Dev (http://www.meetup.com/NE-Dev/) and we have some open source projects.

Stack
Our systems are cloud native, we make extensive use of Amazon Web Services, allowing us to build better, reliable, scalable software.
Frontend is mostly single page applications, built using AngularJS and modern build processes like Gulp and Sass. We also maintain an open source library of frontend components for our customers to use.
Backend systems are mostly Java using lightweight frameworks like JAX-RS. We combine this with a range of supporting technologies including Cassandra, Solr Cloud, Hadoop and many AWS managed services. All of this is managed and deployed by devops using technologies like Cloudformation and Puppet.

What we're looking for
▪ We are looking for a Sr Frontend web engineer to join our growing team. Day to day you will build and style modern single page applications. We would particularly love you to apply if some of the statements below describe you.
▪ You have a very strong understanding of Javascript and its quirks
▪ You start a new project by configuring a modern build process (Gulp / Grunt / Sass / Less)
▪ You have built web apps using frameworks like AngularJS, Ember.js, React or similar frameworks
▪ You have built tools or services using Node.js
▪ You have experience mentoring and directing less senior engineers
▪ You are principled about technology and have opinions about programming and tools
▪ You believe automated testing is important and that code should be well tested
▪ You have experience with specific technologies in our stack