NearForm Company Profile

Senior Node/React Developer at NearForm (London, UK)

About the Employer

Job Description

“Digital Transformation” has been one of the most dominating buzzwords of the past five years; NearForm are world leaders in delivering this transformation, helping companies thrive in an era of continuous technological change. 

Our teams of experts are helping our clients build cloud-native solutions using industry-leading design, technology and methodology for software development and platform engineering.

We help companies define and deliver on their digital strategy quickly and in a programmatic, sustainable and scalable fashion. NearFormers help change an organisation’s culture to constantly adapt to what’s coming next.

Being a global company with a remote workforce allows us to hire without location constraints; we hire the best of the best. Our distributed workforce also allows us to service clients across the globe, you can find us from Dublin to Dubai! 

How we work

We follow a methodology of discover, deliver, transfer. We harness the multi-disciplinary expertise across senior management to scope projects out and agree on a project plan with the client. Next, we assemble a delivery team with deep knowledge in relevant fields to provide solutions on a milestone-driven basis to ensure high-quality and speedy delivery. Lastly, we ensure that we transfer the delivery capability to the client team. 

We also support clients with their digital transformations through our Staff Augmentation program. We bolster their technical team; our experts integrate with existing technical teams to help fill any capability gaps and offer support through their in-depth knowledge in the given field. 

What you’ll be doing?

We've been asked to help a spin-off from a large construction company based in London. They're a startup backed by the parent company to try to disrupt the construction industry; we're helping them get off the ground by introducing modern methodologies and getting a V1 in place. We're really excited by the project as they have financial resources of a multinational, but the dynamism of an SME. We'll be assigning a team of 4 NearFormers to deliver the project, this will be a mixture of front and backend expertise (node/react). 

Although we work on a remote-first policy, for this assignment we require someone to be onsite with the client 5 days a week. All of the other projects here at NearForm are remote so once the project is complete, we'd be more than happy to reassign you to another project at NearForm.

What do we ask of you?

  • 6+ years experience developing at an enterprise level
  • Evidence of real-world delivery of solutions and platforms
  • Experience with a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Fluent English & superb communication skills (written and oral)
  • Located in Europe
  • Availability for short-term travel on a semi-regular basis

Experience with:

  • 3+ years of experience with React & Node.js
  • HTML and CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Best practice and design patterns, such as CSS paradigms (OOCSS, SMACSS, and BEM)
  • Ajax, JSON and RESTful web services
  • Best practice front-end security, familiarity with OWASP top 10
  • Modern knowledge of front-end performance
  • Build tools such as Gulp, Grunt, Browserify and Webpack
  • Versioning tools, in particular, GIT
  • Browser testing and debugging
  • Cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Layout aesthetics, responsive design and mobile web development
  • SQL and document-oriented databases

What will you get?

  • Work/Life balance: we have a genuine dedication to work/life balance.
  • Family-friendly: we understand how important family is, so our flexible environment allows you to work around what matters - school run, no problem!
  • The Wellness Hub: we offer resources and support and have a genuine commitment to fostering/improving nearFormer’s wellbeing.
  • Knowledge perks: explore new hobbies, brush up on life skills or simply learn something new, there is something there for everyone.  
  • NearFest: we all get together in person at our annual company retreat

Why do you want to join the team?

We adopt a person-first approach to hiring. That means we hire the best people – it’s as simple as that. Our lucky HR team gets to pick the cream of the crop from around the world and has brought together a collection of dynamic and talented individuals we like to call ‘NearFormers’.

Although we are widely dispersed, NearFormers are a tightly-knit team. We trust one another and care about our colleagues. Building on our open-source origins, we promote the sharing of thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

NearForm is committed to shaping a better world in all that we do. Our global team is built based on respect, inclusivity, diversity and excellence.