Front End Engineer

Karachi

Job Description

Front End Engineer, Karachi

We are looking for a Front-End Engineer with a passion and talent for crafting a beautiful interface that is going to wow the user – but in addition to that you have a keen as ketchup interest in understanding the user experience and in discovering new technologies you can experiment around with. We're a team of 4,000 ambitious, curious people building trading platforms that are used by hundreds of millions of people every month to buy and sell almost anything.

What you will be doing:

  • Front-end Engineers build and maintain robust APIs - from the service that powers them right down to the line of code that perfects them.
  • They ensure all our services are healthy, monitored, automated, and designed to scale.
  • You'll work closely with other teams from the early stages of design all the way through identifying and resolving production issues.
  • You will support a wide range of products focusing on automation, availability and performance, and above all reliability as well as supporting mobile engineers and business intelligence leading up to, during and after each sprint.
  • You will live true to our ambitions of building an industry leading platform which is relentlessly focused on innovation.
  • Develop elegant solutions for complex problems;
  • Write and maintain exemplary code following our existing programming practices;
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the complete architecture of our product and the position of your product stream in it;
  • Work in a mentoring capacity within a peer-programming environment and provide guidance on tasks, irrespective of complexity or scale;
  • Ensure feature comparability across multiple browsers & platforms;
  • Identify & address performance issues;
  • Handle the entire software development life cycle, end to end.

Who we're looking for:

  • Excellent understanding of HTML, CSS & JavaScript;
  • Experience with Mobile-first & Responsive web design methodologies;
  • Fair knowledge of preprocessors such as Sass (preferably), Stylus or LESS;
  • Fair understanding of BEM, OOCSS or SMACSS methodologies;
  • Essential understanding of JavaScript libraries, patterns & methodologies (jQuery, AJAX, Modernizr, etc )
  • Experience with testing and developing across multiple browsers while maintaining a consistent experience;
  • Fair understanding of MVC frameworks (Ember, Angular, Backbone or React);
  • Understanding of build tools like Gulp or Webpack;
  • Knowledge of Node.js;
  • Understanding of package management tools like bower & NPM;
  • Fair understanding of AMD, UMD & Common JS patterns;
  • Understanding of client-side performance issues;
  • Good eye for design and UX;
  • Experience with writing modular & reusable code;
  • Understanding of version control systems (git);
  • Understands how to use command line;
  • Good understanding for using graphic applications like Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch;
  • Experience with Python/Django is a plus;
  • JavaScript testing experience is a plus;
  • Experience with internationalization and working on websites with multiple languages is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role;
  • 3+ years of experience in JavaScript;
  • 3+ years of experience in analysis, design, coding and implementation of next generation web applications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent field;
  • Problem solving; Analytical thinking; Conceptual thinking; Detail oriented;
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills. This is an absolute must. We have heated debates around complicated subjects and you will be expected to defend your points of view.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment;

What we'll give you:

  • Unique opportunity to join an international company (we are part of the Naspers international group) and one of the major Internet Brands, not only in Pakistan, but in the world
  • Become part of a winning team and rapidly growing business that really makes a difference in the daily lives of millions of users by enabling win-win transactions
  • Health insurance coverage for all employees and their spouse and children
  • Life insurance for all employees
  • Annual paid holidays of 20 working days along with 15 sick leaves
  • Provident Fund for all employees
  • Staff recognition & personal development plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • A cool, start-up environment
  • Casual dress code and vibrant social scene

What you need to know about us:

  • We connect local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.7 billion monthly visits, 35 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces
  • OLX is part of the OLX Group, a global product and tech company with 17 brands, +40 countries, +5000 people and one mind-set
  • Our mission is to make it super easy for people to buy and sell almost anything, boosting local economies
  • We are proud to be different, and we work differently too. We combine the spirit and agility of a start-up with the maturity that comes from being part of a 100-year-old company
  • We are curious, ambitious and allergic to corporate interference. We improvise, experiment and push each other further, embracing uncertainty and driving change

If you are as excited as us about this position and our company, we hope you join us! If you'd like to learn more about the OLX Group, take a look at the other parts of our website. And remember, we are an equal opportunities employer.


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