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Lead Engineer - UI

Job Title Lead Engineer - UI
Location Based at our HQ in Thiruvananthapuram / Remote working (Anywhere in India)
Type of Contract Permanent
Hours 40 hours, Monday - Friday

Do you have a proven track record in responsive layouts leveraging CSS, media queries and creating great user interfaces for customer facing ecommerce websites? Can you demonstrate that you have successfully delivered as a lead UI within the last 2 years? Does the thought of working in an agile and innovative environment excite you?

This role is super exciting and brand new, so if you are looking for an opportunity to implement great user interfaces using cutting edge technologies to solve some challenging business problems using your technical expertise, then this could be the role you’ve been waiting for!

Alamy is a global ecommerce business that sells stock images, footage and live news imagery to customers around the world. It’s a truly exciting time at Alamy, our business is growing, and we are continually working towards expanding our reach.

We are always on the lookout for brilliant, passionate people who think differently and want to help us as we continue to build a global business we can be proud of. With hugely talented teams in India, the UK, US and Australia, our values shape who we are as an organisation and help set us apart from our competitors. 

At heart, Alamy is a group of people who care deeply about what we do and doing it really well. We don’t just talk agile, we live it, so that we can stay ahead of our competition and provide our customers and contributors with excellent service, a unique product and a great experience. We encourage teams to come together, be accountable, feel empowered to take decisions and experiment. Growth, both as a global company and as individuals, is critical to our success and that’s why we aim to be a continuous improvement organisation.

As a company we respect work-life balance and reward for delivery. As a team, we're ethical (ten per cent of our profits go to charity) and we're nice - but not in a boring way!

Our values:

  • Put the customer first
  • Succeed (and fail) as a team
  • Strive for Better
  • Be Bold Be Brave
  • Do the right thing

Here's some more detail about this exciting opportunity!

  • You’ll be experienced in taking user stories through to solution delivery
  • Working with a highly motivated agile team as a shared resource
  • Responsibility for implementing visual designs in standards compliant, clean markup (HTML5/CSS3/JS)
  • Working with React framework using tools like SCSS, webpack, ESLint, next.js, pug etc.
  • Thoroughly testing cross browser compatibility of all product interfaces
  • Working with developers to integrate markup across projects
  • Identifying and researching new UI technologies
  • Suggesting and implementing improvements to existing product interfaces
  • Assisting in building wireframes/prototypes
  • Creating and executing unit test cases

We're looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s in Computer Application
  • Proven experience of working in agile environment
  • 5+ years of experience in front-end development on HTML5, CSS and Javascript frameworks
  • Exposure in React framework using tools like SCSS, webpack, ESLint, and unit testing tools like React-unit, Jasmine
  • Significant experience in templating tools like Next.js, pug/Handlebars for developing server rendered applications
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills
  • Hands-on experience of modern markup technologies and on Photoshop & Dreamweaver
  • A demonstrable knowledge of Web (W3C) standards
  • A relentless learning attitude who is continually seeking to strive for better
  • A passion for working as part of a pivotal team and relishes team members’ individual success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to articulate their point of view with confidence

It'd be great, but not essential if you have:

  • Experience working on, C#, AJAX

Excited about joining a team that’s building the world’s best stock photography company? Let us know by applying today!

Please upload your CV here by Monday 30th September 2019, however, due to an anticipated great response we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the specified date.