We are the world´s largest language learning community with over 100m users from 190 countries, growing at up to 30,000 new users per day. We make learning a language easy by combining AI-powered courses with instant feedback from our global community of native speakers. Our mission is to break down language barriers across the globe
Why is a Frontend Engineer important at Busuu?
While native mobile apps are a massive growth area for us, the majority of our users still experience Busuu through the web. It’s also our longest serving platform, having been at the core of the Busuu experience right from the start. It is incredibly important for us to continue building a great web user experience, both now and into the future, and to find people that are passionate about web technologies in general.
As a Front-end Engineer you’ll be responsible for all the web products at Busuu, you’ll be responsible for the code, UI and UX of multiple projects. Our team is still small enough that every engineer makes a massive difference.
At Busuu, there’s no server side rendering, our Backend Engineers provide APIs and as Front-end Engineers our daily work is to interact and implement such technologies in the client.
What does a Frontend Engineer do at Busuu?
We trust in people who have a desire to learn and share, we’re looking for Engineers who want to make a difference by creating smart and reusable components. You’ll be working on implementing new features working in sprints. We’re looking for people who have passion for the user (UI, UX) but also who are interested in performance and code scalability.
You’ll be working in the Web Squad with Engineers from different backgrounds, and you should be willing to adapt and suggest improvements to an existing codebase. We’ve got many features planned for 2021 and we’re looking for people who have experience with Single Page Applications, working on real time interactions and creating friendly user experiences. You’ll have the full support of the rest of the Web Squad, allowing you to lead projects with an experienced team of senior engineers to guide and learn from.
You’ll be working closely with Product Managers and Designers on our key web platforms. Our Homepage Platform is our static file based CMS, serving as the entry point for all users as well as our payments platform. Once a user is authenticated, they’ll use our single page Webapp to learn their chosen language, update their profile, access social features, and more.
To deliver all these disparate platforms, we use many different technologies and we’re always looking to use the right tool for the job. We currently work with Webpack, Babel and Gulp in our Front-end environment and we widely use ES6/ES5 across all projects. We’re big fans of Sass for the CSS and we're using React for view rendering. We’re constantly evolving our code and we’re looking for motivated developers to join us on this journey.
What makes a great Frontend Engineer at Busuu?
Not ticking every box or think you’ve got that unique set of skills we haven’t realised we need? Get in touch anyway; we’re always looking to add great people! There are lots of indications that some people only apply to roles when they meet all the qualifications for a role, however we’d encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet all the criteria! We don’t believe that ticking off a list of skills is the only thing that makes a great candidate. You can read more about how we're building a more diverse team on our tech blog.
Have a read through our tech blog to learn more about what we're up to! https://tech.busuu.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Busuu. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Being a part of Busuu - How do things work:
We are acutely aware that we are in unprecedented times and like all companies we need to adapt to this in order to safeguard our Busuu community. In order to do this we are constantly reviewing the government guidelines and adapting accordingly to accommodate the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees. In the current global climate, some of our team events are virtual and some of our benefits have been amended.
At Busuu we want to ensure that you have access to some great benefits:
What happens next
We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around. The hiring process for Front-end Engineering is the following steps:
Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they're cultural, racial, religious or otherwise. This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice – and a safe, judgement-free zone to speak freely.
If you like the sound of that, join us. We'd love to hear what you have to say.
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