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Senior Frontend Developer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Ready to change the way content is generated and shared in Kenya? Hivisasa is looking for a front-end dev to help co-create a product our readers and writers will enjoy and that we will love developing!
Start: Immediately
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Compensation: Competitive
Duration: Open ended, full time
Current Stack: Express Node.js, Java 8, Elasticsearch, SQL, Spring framework (Spring-boot, Spring data, Spring security, Spring XD), Redis, Angular


• 6+ years experience in software development
• 2+ years experience with Express
• Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills

You are:

• An express ninja obsessed with crisp user experiences and maintainable code
• Ready to tackle challenges end to end and learn new skills
• Excited to develop, coach, and lead future team members
• Passionate about establishing good dev practices and improving the code base
• You enter conversations with strong opinions, weakly held

Nice to have experience:

• Heroku, ElasticSearch, Continuous Integration, Angular, Linux, Redis, Opera Mini, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Kibana, Facebook Ads, Facebook APIs
• Ad networks (Google Ads, Monetize More, Taboola)
• News media or blog sites and related challenges such as time sensitive SEO
• Experience working on sites with millions of pageviews per day, load testing, scaling


You will be the lead frontend developer for our reader facing site hivisasa.com.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Developing new experiences that will surprise and delight our readers
• Working with a UI designer to polish and evolve our user experiences
• Owning and improving our Express.js codebase and surrounding code (add unit tests, etc.)
• Developing and publishing a living style guide

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Agile and Lean methodologies; Node.js; AWS (Amazon Web Services); User experience (UX and UI) design; Web and mobile browsers; Github (or other software version management systems); Web Analytics; CSS; HTML; Version control and configuration management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Communications, media, radio, tvCompany size: 20-50 people

Come redefine the way content is created and shared in Kenya! Hivisasa has a network of over 1,000 citizen reporters writing news from all over the country. With over 3 million readers in the last month, your impact will be seen far and wide! Join a small team of dedicated nerds looking to move the needle. We are a nimble tech team that can quickly produce and test features for our readers, writers, and advertisers.

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