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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

Requirements:

• 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



Responsibilities

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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Hivisasa

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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