Lead Frontend Developer

Knowledge sharing start-up

With funding raised from some big names in VC investment, this start-up are looking to bring on a Lead Frontend Developer to help build out their platform.

The client

Their C-suite team come from some big names in the industry, including Facebook, Stack Overflow and Dropbox, so they’ve a real plan in place on how to grow the product.

The product is essentially implementing a complex platform to interconnect people with knowledge and expertise across all subject areas. Think of Reddit and Slack mixed together and you’ll be on the right track.

This isn’t the kind of role where you rock up to the office, grab a coffee and a ticket and get going. The process here is more along the lines of closely collaborating with the other teams and defining the “ticket” yourself. You’ll have a lot of technical freedom with this one, making the web platform your own and breaking down projects as you see fit. You’ll also own the tech stack and be able to introduce any new tech that you feel would benefit the project.

They operate in a very trusting and open work culture, where everyone’s voice holds equal weight when it comes to company decisions. The Head of Engineering will be looking for you to work closely with him on setting up a productive team, and fostering a real solid engineering culture.

The role

Their tech stack looks like this:

JavaScript, React, Redux, TypeScript, Flow, Node, Microservices, GraphQL, Apollo, Gatsby, Next.js, , GitLab, Circle CI, Jenkins, Webpack, Babel, Grunt, Google Cloud, AWS, Firebase, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS or Google Cloud technologies, IOS, Android, HTML, CSS, SASS.

The key thing they’re looking for in this position is someone who has got extensive experience working with React/Redux, TypeScript and GraphQL. It is a frontend role so the vast majority of your time will be spent working here, though there’s nothing to stop you lending a hand on the backend if you did have the time.

The candidate

They’re offering up to £100K for the position, as well as equity within the company. They’ve got a budget for training, a cycle scheme, offer 3% matched pension, a wellbeing allowance (think gym, yoga etc.) and 25 days holiday, plus your bank holidays.

If this piques your interest then ping an email to and we can roll from there.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.