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To strengthen our IT & R&D team, we are looking for a Lead Front End Developer to establish state-of-the-art practices for our front end architecture and frontend stack. You will join a fast-paced team driving in an international environment. The position of Lead Front End Developer is a full-time and permanent position based in our office in Basel, Switzerland.
As the Lead Frontend Engineer you will:
• Design a flexible, maintainable, well-structured frontend architecture (technical leadership for the frontend architecture and stack)
• Help 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 and later help to scale the implementation to other products
• Help to build up a team of frontend developers in remote locations (Serbia, China)
• Help to build up processes between frontend, UX design, and IT project management
• 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 Masters 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
If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your complete application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.
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