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Position Details: Front End Software Engineer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Openings: 1

Description:

About Our Client

Our Client is an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Our Client is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

Front End Software Engineer

Our Client is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. Our Client is primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to individual high net-worth investors, global and institutional investors and Kenyans in the diaspora interested in the high-growth East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 73 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.
To manage our growing Technology needs, the firm is inviting applications from talented Software Engineers to join its competitive team of engineers.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

Responsibilities:

 Working with Designers and Back End Engineers to ensure that applications are built with clean, beautiful and intuitive interfaces
 Building web interfaces using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
 Writing clean and tested front end code
 Supporting technical decisions on front end development
 Training and supervising junior developers and trainees, imparting skills and development discipline
 Working with designers to ensure that web applications developed are intuitive and user friendly

Requirements:

 A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in Math and languages.
 Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors.
 At least one-year coding experience with a focus on front end development
 Advanced knowledge of JavaScript and experience with modern JavaScript frameworks. Knowledge and experience with VueJS is an added advantage
 Solid understanding of ES2015 JavaScript standard
 Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and CSS preprocessors (Sass)
 Deep knowledge of web technologies (REST/HTTP and web sockets)
 Good understanding of popular programming paradigms i.e. object orientation and functional programming.
 Appreciation of web interfaces and user experiences
 Proficient understanding of version control systems (GIT)
 Ability to work long hours to complete requirements
 A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment.
 Desire to use technology to develop innovative solutions that solve real world problems

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