Lead Frontend Engineer


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 01/23/2021
  • Website: episerver.com
  • Company Address: , Nashua, New Hampshire

About Episerver

Episerver empowers businesses to scale through the most customer-centric approach to digital experiences. Its Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform™ features best-in-class content management and robust commerce, both backed by AI powered data and personalization solutions.

Job Description

We start the new chapter of Episerver as we proudly join forces with Optimizely to create a new wave of digital leaders through transforming digital experience creation and optimization. Episerver is consistently ranked as a market leader in digital experience creation, supporting the digital journeys of 9,000+ global brands, while Optimizely is the world’s leader in experience optimization. Combined, these two powerhouses create the most advanced digital experience platform in the industry. The combination of creation and optimization will enable companies across all segments and industries to take advantage of what content, commerce, personalization and experimentation can bring to their business and to their customers.

The scale of our product has created tremendous potential for growth with Episerver + Optimizely – growth of teams, growth of influence, and growth of personal careers. If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...

We are looking for an extremely experienced Frontend Engineer/Architect who has practical experience with large SaaS solutions focusing on web. S/he must be a JavaScript and CSS master who ideally already transformed complex webapps with a wide-browser compatibility based on ES5 and jQuery to a modern stack. S/he should also be familiar with Selenium Webdriver and bring sufficient Java knowledge with him/her, to understand relevant parts of our Back End.


As a Lead Frontend Engineer you will 

  • Evangelize and drive the frontend architecture of a sophisticated SaaS product to be well maintainable, flexible, and scalable 
  • Set standards, guiding principles and coach software engineers 
  • Convince and push other more backend-focused fullstack developers to follow the path
  • Collaborate with product and UX experts to implement customer-centric solutions
  • Drive and support the modernization of a complex Java-Script based web front end  
  • Apply test-driven development practices 


About you 

  • You are a team player with a profound practical experience in architecting and implementing large web applications in an agile, cross-functional environment 
  • You have several years of JavaScript, HTML and CSS experience (including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6) 
  • You are equally proficient with more traditional JavaScript libraries like jQuery as well as modern libraries like React, Redux and/or frameworks like Vue.js  
  • You have experience consuming RESTful APIs 
  • You are familiar with the Java programming language and understand existing code
  • You have a deep understanding of frontend technologies but also a broad knowledge of backend technologies and the overall system architecture 
  • You have full English fluency and you feel confident to communicate in German (doesn't need to be perfect, but you should be able to explain and exchange without misunderstandings)


About us 

  • Agile Product and Software Development 
  • Permanent contract 
  • Free public transport ticket or a free company parking lot 
  • Very bright and generous office space in the heart of Berlin with two rooftop terraces 
  • The ability to shape your work through your curiosity and expertise 
  • International work environment, collaborating with colleagues in the USA, UK, Sweden, Vietnam and more countries 
  • Regular team and company events 
  • Creative break opportunities: Lounge are to chill, kitchen to cook and table tennis&kicker table to freak out
  • Free Bio fruit bags and all kinds of cool and hot beverages 
  • Free (S) or discounted (M/L/XL) membership in the Urban Sports Club

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