Lead Frontend Engineer (React)

Job description

Why Recharge.com 👀

We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: +$70 million in funding (and counting!), +13000 products, +$500M sales, 3M customers, a presence in +160 countries, 6 consumer brands, a team of 150+ employees and 42+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The Role 💡

We’re looking for an ambitious and experienced Frontend Tech lead (React) to join our growing team in Amsterdam, Reporting to and working closely with our Engineering Manager, Joshua Collins to validate the value of technical work, putting together architectural designs and leading the implementation of critical initiatives.

The engineering department consists of around 60 engineers, mostly based in Amsterdam, but we also have an office based in Lisbon! The Tech lead will work closely alongside their team, while also supporting engineers across multiple teams where you will lead cross team initiatives and guide decisions, especially for your related guild. You’ll be responsible for discovering, prioritising and planning technical challenges.

Job requirements

What will I do? 🤔

  • Take ownership for the frontend, bringing technical expertise to guide us with taking informed decisions.

  • Hands on code contribution, and working with the wider teams to architect business critical solutions.

  • Lead large multi team technical initiatives and supporting other teams with implementation.

  • Act as an expert and assist the engineering manager with establishing best practices, improve processes and deep dive on issues.

  • Championing the use of common components and services to reduce development effort and increase consistency and advocate for modern development practices.

  • Improve and support observability across our frontend services.

  • Work with the engineering manager to identify and develop your skills and those of the team with growth and training needs.

  • Coach and develop others on your areas of expertise and build a community with diverse skill sets.

What you have 💪🏻

Must haves

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience with at least 3 years in Senior role

  • Deep knowledge and experience working with JavaScript, Typescript and React and related technologies Sass, Tailwind, Redux, Webpack etc

  • Experience building, launching and running critical, high-performance, distributed, fault tolerant systems.

  • Expertise in designing and working with micro-frontend architecture.

  • An agile/lean mindset. You’ll have worked in a customer focused and product oriented team.

  • Comfortable with using monitoring tools such as Datadog, Sentry, Splunk, New Relic, Grafana etc

  • You are data driven and understand the need for technical decisions that have business value.

  • Solid knowledge of algorithms, data structures and complexity

  • Experience with testing and code quality tools for Frontend applications

  • Excellent communication and ability to influence both technical individual contributors and business partners

  • Strong communication by being adaptable and sharing ideas in a clear concise manner and you practice active listening.

Good to have

  • Solid understanding of CI/CD

  • Experience with developing for AWS

  • Experience with high-load software development

  • Experience with GitLab/Github

What we offer 🥳

  • Competitive salary

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible hybrid working hours and a stunning office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro (14" or 16") + associated design hardware

  • Budget for noise-canceling headphones, travel to and from the office, working from home and self learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly sport activities

  • Travel allowance for your commute

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, team events, celebrations and other fun stuff

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Recharge we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Find out more about our company culture, values, and big wins at company.recharge.com, our Instagram Page on Lifeatrecharge or meet some of our team in the video below.

Proactive acquisition from 3rd parties is not appreciated.