Frontend Engineer (m/f/d) 80-100%

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MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe and Asia. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation. We are hiring for the role of:

Frontend Engineer (Web Apps)

To strengthen our IT & R&D team, we are looking for a Frontend Engineer to establish state-of-the-art practices for our frontend architecture and frontend stack. You will join a fast-paced team driving in an international environment. The position of Frontend Engineer is a full-time and permanent position based in our city center office in Basel, Switzerland.

As the Frontend Engineer you will:

  • Design a flexible, maintainable, well-structured frontend architecture (technical leadership for the frontend architecture and stack is a plus)
  • Establish and improve guidelines for API design for backend developers to follow
  • Implement a new frontend web app along the lines of the frontend architecture on one product (later, help to scale the implementation to other products)
  • Build up processes between frontend, UX design, and IT projects
  • Take over responsibility for topics relating to security, documentation and test strategies of the frontend stack
  • Learn through sharing good practices and establishing high standards



  • Bachelor degree in computer science, a Master is an advantage
  • At least 3 years of experience in architecting and implementing frontend web apps with a major framework (preferably React or Vue.js)
  • Knowledge of backend applications / REST API design is a plus
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Detail oriented with the capacity to see the big picture
  • Team player with the capability to work in a dynamic, international environment, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to think outside the box to identify and solve problems whilst developing creative and innovative solutions


Our Initiatives:

At MDPI, we develop and maintain various platforms in order to better serve the scientific community. Please find here-below a list of our main platforms:

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.

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Diversity & Inclusion

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