Front End Engineer
Pargo
Cape Town, za
2d ago

Job Description

We’re hiring! We’re looking for smart, innovative software engineers to join our team and build technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels.

We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the ecommerce delivery landscape in South Africa.

The Role

You are an experienced software engineer that will join our team to assist in developing our ecommerce delivery services.

Your focus will be on developing high quality application front ends for our customer facing applications. You will work closely with our UI / UX design team to define high fidelity interfaces and then implement these using your knowledge of the latest web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, AngularJS and more.

You will be involved in all aspects of the development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing, launching and supporting.

You will measure your own development success by monitoring the operational efficiency of your solutions and the positive impact on business metrics.

Your responsibilities :

  • Collaborate with product owners to design technology driven delivery solutions
  • Develop new delivery platform frontend features integrating these with our server side API’s
  • Apply foresight in solution design for the longevity of the platform
  • Contribute clean, well-designed, performant, peer reviewed code
  • Drive the direction of frontend application architecture
  • Improve development processes and apply environment standards
  • Track the latest technology trends to constantly improve our platform
  • Constant consideration of the metrics driving your work
  • Make sure your internal and external customers needs are met
  • Have a keen interest in ecommerce delivery services and trends
  • Work collaboratively with our engineers to be part of a high performing team
  • Requirements

    Because we are a fast-growing start-up you need to be able to work efficiently and expediently to achieve outcomes rapidly, cope with change, and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

    We are looking for someone that meets the following requirements :

  • Minimum of three years performing professional software development
  • A technology-related Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Engineering etc. something in Math or Analytics would also be cool) OR equivalent experience in the industry with a track record of delivering solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of writing JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and an appreciation of ES6
  • Solid experience in AngularJS, additional experience in Vue.js, React beneficial
  • Understanding how to debug a browser based application using Chrome Dev Tools
  • Know how to integrate with RESTful API’s
  • Experience in designing mobile application front ends and deploying web apps to Android natively
  • Proficient in using development tools such as Github, Jira and following collaborative development processes and deployment pipelines
  • PHP and Linux skills would be beneficial
  • Participation in open source projects is a plus
  • An interest in more than one language and the right tool for the job
  • General awareness of technical trends and architectures in the frontend space
  • Our Approach

    Our vision is to create access for anybody in Africa. Our approach to achieving this is to :

  • Take action
  • Execute exceptionally
  • Embrace change
  • Be transparent
  • Prioritise our customers and lastly and most importantly
  • Dream BIG
  • What were looking for

    Someone who is aligned to our values and approach and is :

  • Self motivated and excited by the possibilities of technology
  • Has a systematic approach with an analytical mindset
  • Is driven to complete tasks beyond expectations
  • Thinks deeply, explain carefully
  • Assists others who need help, reach out for input
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement
  • Is responsive and quick to resolve requests
  • Is flexible and open to suggestions
  • Focuses on the outcome
  • Upgrades their knowledge constantly
  • Enjoys their work
  • Based in Cape Town and can be in our office in Woodstock
  • Benefits

    We have a great young team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits

  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Insight into the runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Compelling bonus structure
  • Contribution to medical aid and life cover
  • Flexible working - combination of work from home and in the office
  • Encouragement of own initiatives
  • Space for self-growth
  • Enrolment into personal training programs
  • Exciting office space located in Woodstock and remote working options
  • Monthly team activities
  • Pargo ( www.pargo.co.za ) is a logistics solution focused on customer convenience that allows people to send and receive parcels at dedicated pick-up points throughout the country.

    We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution. People dont want to wait at home all day for the delivery of a parcel and missing it is even worse.

    Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesnt seem to work either. Pargo solves these problems and allows people to send or collect their parcels when it suits them best.

    In just 2 years weve set up a network of over 3,000 Pargo points across South Africa.

    Requirements

    Because we are a fast-growing start-up you need to be able to work efficiently and expediently to achieve outcomes rapidly, cope with change, and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

    We are looking for someone that meets the following requirements : Minimum of three years performing professional software development A technology-related Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Engineering etc.

    something in Math or Analytics would also be cool) OR equivalent experience in the industry with a track record of delivering solutions.

    Strong knowledge of writing JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and an appreciation of ES6 Solid experience in AngularJS, additional experience in Vue.

    js, React beneficial Understanding how to debug a browser based application using Chrome Dev Tools Know how to integrate with RESTful API’s Experience in designing mobile application front ends and deploying web apps to Android natively Proficient in using development tools such as Github, Jira and following collaborative development processes and deployment pipelines PHP and Linux skills would be beneficial Participation in open source projects is a plus An interest in more than one language and the right tool for the job General awareness of technical trends and architectures in the frontend space Our Approach Our vision is to create access for anybody in Africa.

    Our approach to achieving this is to : Take action Execute exceptionally Embrace change Be transparent Prioritise our customers and lastly and most importantly Dream BIG What we're looking for Someone who is aligned to our values and approach and is : Self motivated and excited by the possibilities of technology Has a systematic approach with an analytical mindset Is driven to complete tasks beyond expectations Thinks deeply, explain carefully Assists others who need help, reach out for input Actively participates in continuous improvement Is responsive and quick to resolve requests Is flexible and open to suggestions Focuses on the outcome Upgrades their knowledge constantly Enjoys their work Based in Cape Town and can be in our office in Woodstock

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