What are we looking for?
We are looking for a Front-End Engineer with a passion and talent for crafting a beautiful interface that is going to wow the user but in addition to that, you have a keen as ketchup interest in understanding the user experience and in discovering new technologies you can experiment around with.
We are a team of 4,000 ambitious and curious people building trading platforms that are used by hundreds of millions of people every month to buy and sell almost anything.
What will you be doing?
Front-end Engineers build and maintain robust APIs - from the service that powers them right down to the line of code that perfects them.
They ensure all our services are healthy, monitored, automated, and designed to scale.
You will work closely with other teams from the early stages of design all the way through identifying and resolving production issues.
You will support a wide range of products focusing on automation, availability and performance, and above all reliability as well as supporting mobile engineers and business intelligence leading up to, during and after each sprint.
You will live true to our ambitions of building an industry leading platform which is relentlessly focused on innovation.
Develop elegant solutions for complex problems;
Write and maintain exemplary code following best programming practices;
Gain a detailed understanding of the complete architecture of our product and the position of your product stream in it;
Work in a mentoring capacity within a peer-programming environment and provide guidance on tasks, irrespective of complexity or scale;
Ensure feature comparability across multiple browsers & platforms;
Identify and address performance issues;
Handle the entire software development life cycle, end to end.
Who are we looking for?
Experience with mobile-first and responsive web design methodologies;
Fair knowledge of pre-processors such as Sass (preferably), Stylus or LESS;
Fair understanding of BEM, OOCSS or SMACSS methodologies;
Experience with testing and developing across multiple browsers while maintaining a consistent experience;
Fair understanding of MVC frameworks (Ember, Angular, Backbone or React);
Understanding of build tools like Gulp or Webpack;
Knowledge of Node.js;
Understanding of package management tools like bower and NPM;
Fair understanding of AMD, UMD and Common JS patterns;
Understanding of client-side performance issues;
Good eye for design and UX;
Experience with writing modular and reusable code;
Understanding of version control systems (git);
Understanding of using command line;
Good understanding for using graphic applications like Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch;
Experience with PHP is a plus;
Experience with internationalization and working on websites with multiple languages is a plus.
3+ years of experience in a similar role;
3+ years of experience in analysis, design, coding and implementation of next generation web applications.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent field;
Problem solving; Analytical thinking; Conceptual thinking; Detail oriented;
Excellent communication & interpersonal skills. This is an absolute must. We have heated debates around complicated subjects and you will be expected to defend your points of view.
Ability to prioritize tasks and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment;
What do you need to know about us?
OLX Egypt is part of the OLX Group, a global product and tech company with 17 brands, +40 countries, +4000 people and one mindset.
Our mission is to make it easier for people to buy and sell almost anything, promoting prosperity in local communities.
We are proud to be different, and we work differently too. We combine the spirit and agility of a start-up with the maturity that comes from being part of a 100-year-old company.
We are curious, ambitious and allergic to corporate interference. We improvise, experiment and push each other further, embracing uncertainty and driving change.