Front End Engineer
||19th April 2018
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Victor is a rapidly growing, aspirational travel company, rewriting the rulebook for private jet charter with a winning mix of technology, first class service and booking transparency. Providing seamless access to 7,000 aircraft at 40,000 airports via a network of over 200 partner operators globally, we make sure our customers are always connected, and always in control.
With over 100 talented staff in London, New York and other global locations, Victor is opening up luxury private charter to a brand new generation of busy leisure and business travellers. We’re continuing to grow and build. We’re winning awards too, most recently with the Sunday Times Tech Track, Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and FT 1000 (the 3rd year in a row).
Find out more about us at www.flyvictor.com
Victor’s engineering culture is based on trust and respect for teammates, constant democratisation of knowledge and decisions and a sharp focus on business goals. We try hard, individually and as a team, to foster and nurture this culture. Our development methodology is agile and responsive to business needs. We have a very well defined way of how a new idea/feature is delivered right from inception to production. We have a flat organisational structure and a decentralised way of making technology decision which gives each team members to incorporate their ideas into the product after due peer review process. Peer reviews are seen by both reviewer and reviewee as an opportunity to learn and share.
Towards democratisation of knowledge, we hold tech jamborees every friday where a team member can share a particular piece of knowledge or part of stack they have been working on to the rest of the team. The tech jamborees are also an opportunity to share other cool things team members may have been learning inside or outside of work. This may range from robotics to the latest UI framework to any tinkerings with some machine learning libraries. This is an open forum to share knowledge and celebrate technology in general.
We conduct hackdays quarterly where the whole team gathers together and spend the whole day hacking on stuff they always wanted to do in technology space, inside or outside work. This is a fairly new initiative and in the future we plan to have themed hackdays for various parts of the business or even technology themes such as AI, ML and Deep learning. Hackdays are a great way to own a problem statement and give the solution a shape within a day. It is also a time to get to know your team better. In future, we will be extending hackday invitations to people outside the organisation. Pizza and Beer - the cornerstones of a great hackday, are a given :)
We have an opportunity for a Frontend Engineer to join our growing team. We're looking for someone that has been there before and wants to make a major mark in the transformation of the private jet industry and join a team of like minded professionals that are highly motivated.
You will have a background of creating great looking, well designed front ends for the web using the latest tech stack.
Victors tech-first approach is seeking scalability and operational efficiency, it has to resonate with consumers and investors and should allow the business to continue its expansion.
As a technology team we aspire to the hacker culture. We care about what we do. We want to produce simple, elegant solutions to difficult problems. We take pride in getting the job done right. We want to improve as individuals and improve the team and wider organisation around us.
We use modern technologies, tools and methods to produce a product that our customers love. We want our applications to be ubiquitous; any time someone is booking a jet they'll be using the Victor platform.
Our Front End Engineers help design, develop, and maintain the front ends of our applications using Angular, React and React Native with a specific emphasis on usability, performance, and agility.
The applicant should be comfortable managing the entire process of software creation, from customer and other stakeholders, through to the team of product managers, testers & developers, and will include producing detailed technical design. You will also share responsibilities for tools, processes, infrastructure, etc.
-Build and maintain applications with great user experience
-Incorporate industry wide best practices for UI elements
-Write well designed, testable, efficient code
-Serve as a subject matter expert
-Comply with project plans and industry standards
-Proven experience with the decision making and leadership of adopting and removing technologies and patterns
-Great working knowledge of one or more SPA frameworks such as React or Angular
-Strong skills in building and maintaining CSS systems
-Know the importance of efficiency and optimisation on the web, particularly with regard to mobile devices
-Awareness of the pitfalls of older browsers, and the capabilities to incorporate graceful degradation
-Excellent communication skills
-Knowledge of task runners such as Gulp/Grunt
-Strong understanding of version control, ideally Git
-Experience with running virtual environments using Docker/ Vagrant
-Reviewing the work of others in order to maintain a good standard of work throughout the department
After successful completion of your probation period, you will be eligible for our company paid Private Medical Insurance, pension scheme and Perkbox for a range of other brilliant benefits.