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Sr. Front End Engineer

Toronto, Canada Kijiji
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Kijiji, part of the fast-growing eBay Classifieds Group, is the number 1 online Classifieds site in Canada. We are one of Canada’s Top 10 digital properties—and a leader in helping people and communities find and trade goods and services, including Autos, Real Estate and Jobs. We succeed because we behave like a dynamic startup and hire the best people.

Our office is located in the historic King and Spadina neighbourhood, right in the middle of Toronto’s hub of innovation.

Our technology team is the engine behind and is charged with developing, testing, and operating one of the largest e-commerce sites in the country. We are a community of adept software engineers focused on building large-scale web applications in an agile, multi-functional environment. We believe strongly in a culture of mentorship, support and mutual respect for all members of our team.

Are you driven, bold, and inventive? Do you like to have fun? We love that culture and strive to nurture it every single day.

As a Senior Front End Engineer, you’ll be helping build new and exciting experiences for our users. You will be working within an Agile environment and using a variety of frameworks and tools, you will craft code to tackle challenges for users and our engineers as well as supporting bold business plans.

Your tasks:

  • Ensure a scalable platform by evolving architecture and tech stack together with individual contributors and other senior developers
  • Coach, guide and mentor teams on architecture and technology choices
  • Coach individual contributors, help them to grow, foster their mastery
  • Be a communicator, create alignment among contributors from different teams, consult Product and UX about technical implications of product ideas
  • Know delivery goals, make yourself familiar with the team roadmaps
  • Find a good balance between short-term delivery and long-term scalability goals, let the Benefit-cost ratio be a driver for all your actions
  • Know the codebase and write clean code, practice Pair Programming with other contributors,
  • Ensure code quality and maintainability by tackling tech debt, conducting code reviews, initiating refactoring and improving build and test systems
  • Contribute to the team's work with high-quality, well-tested and scalable code

Your profile:

  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • 4+ of experience as a JavaScript developer working in cross-functional teams
  • Proven experience as an architect is a huge plus
  • Deep knowledge of JavaScript, React, Node.js and ES6
  • Advanced understanding of design, implementation and operation of distributed services and APIs
  • Advanced knowledge of common web technologies (HTTP, DNS, REST/JSON, OAuth)
  • Experience with Automated testing
  • Experience with package managers like npm and build pipelines like Webpack
  • Good understanding of Build Pipelines (TeamCity, Jenkins)
  • Strong interest in current developments and technologies within the JavaScript community
  • Passion for agile software development, product discovery and continuous delivery
  • A high aspiration for quality balanced with a good sense of pragmatism
  • You understand quality assurance as a task of the entire team to build the best experience to the users
  • Independently and quick adoption of new technologies and concepts
  • Strong communication and other soft skills that help in dealing with people
  • Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community is a strong plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

You’ll need to:

  • Be ambitious
  • Be product and value focussed
  • Collaborate & Iterate
  • Support and guide the platform
  • Learn from everyone
  • Be generous with what you know

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel Kijiji is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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