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Principal Front-End Engineer

  • Canterbury
  • IT & Telecomms, Software - Developer
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • 3 May 2024
  • Join a cutting edge buisness, continuing to scale.
  • Make your mark on the business by building and improving front-end practices.
  • Great benefits + WFH flexibility + learning & development opportunities.
About our client:

Our client are a cutting edge and dynamic company making waves in their industry within New Zealand. With their customer base continuing to grow, they are looking to scale up again, having consolidated a well-established team. They are now looking to bring on more expertise in their front-end development practice to continue pushing the boundaries and expanding their innovative product. 

The role:

You will be a key figure in building and improving effective front-end development practices and disciplines, whilst being "on the tools" yourself and leading by example on a huge project for this company. Whilst you won't have formal people leadership responsibilities, you will be a mentor and an expert within front-end development using React and TypeScript, and be comfortable guiding others in upskilling with these technologies. 
You'll work closely with a range of software engineers across this company's back-end and front-end teams, as well as product and design stakeholders, and be comfortable in front of customers when required as well. 

This is a Christchurch-based role with hybrid flexibility. 

About you:

You'll have a proven track record as a front-end developer, either as a senior or with leadership experience. You'll be product oriented and care about the experience of end-users, and be equally comfortable talking about product strategy from a front-end perspective as you are writing code. You'll be a great communicator and people-person, able to mentor, guide others, and translate the technical into the non-technical. Having some experience with mobile development in React Native is a bonus also. 
Skills & attributes:
  • Significant commercial experience as a Software Developer, with a specialization in the front-end using React and TypeScript.
  • Experience leading teams or projects and developing effective front-end practices within a growing business. 
  • Strong problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills within a team environment, with an ability to lead by example, mentor and coach others. 
  • Experience with Azure or AWS is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of mobile development with React Native is a plus but not essential. 
What's in it for you?
  • Great benefits and a very generous, market-based salary
  • A hybrid workplace, with flexibility to work from home 2-3 days a week and flexible hours.
  • Opportunities to make your mark within a growing business, influencing positive change and setting up their front-end practice for the future. 
  • A learning & development focus and the chance to do certifications and upskill.
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