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Principal Frontend Engineer (open to full remote in Germany)

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Berlin

About

BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the world’s leading refurbished electronics marketplace with a team of more than 650, powering operations in 16 countries (and counting!).

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised $884 million, with a valuation of $5.7 billion. Our mission is simple: empowering people to buy tech sustainably by offering folks a high quality, accessible, and more eco-friendly alternative to buying new electronics. Why? Refurbished tech helps lower our collective environmental impact.

Be part of a great and growing adventure that will change the way the world consumes tech.

Intro:

The Frontend Engineer Chapter has the mission of scale & elevate Back Market web application(s) for our customers, merchant & staff; driven by our business.

The Frontend Chapter focus is:

- Suitable(s) and maintainable(s) frameworks to fit the BackMarket business needs (now & future).

- Smooth & Fast time to production. Having more ownership on the code shipped & a much better velocity.

- Improving our resiliency & quality, in order to live Black Fridays as any other day at Back Market.

- Improving the product quality & ability to iterate on it (data driven & fast pace product testing).

We aim to empower users to find the right products & services on Back Market. This means helping our customers to discover, understand, trust & love Back Market, encouraging them to explore our catalogue through seamless browsing flows, and promoting tailored content.

The Frontend Chapter is therefore very customer facing and driven by the user experience. As a Principal Engineer, you will have a key transversal and very impactful role across all the chapter's teams. You will help all the front-end engineers to accomplish their best work and bring beautifully crafted experiences to our customers.

Your expertise is deep and broad. You are able to navigate between hands-on and hands-off work, producing both high quality code and architectural designs. You strive for simplicity and understand the cost of building and maintaining software.    

 What you will be doing: 

- Drive the general code quality up by facilitating the sharing of good practices inside the chapter and different tribes, reviewing code, helping with design, mentoring engineers, making sure that chapter projects get done

- Help the delivery of the roadmap by temporarily “joining” a squad during especially hard projects or complicated situations.

- Actually contribute to the codebase by updating dependencies or adding new capabilities to the codebase that can speed up other engineers.

- Facilitate communication between the various engineering leadership groups by being involved in transversal conversations and bring the tribe’s point of view to the table

What you will bring to the team :

- 7+ years of relevant and broad engineering experience

- Experience successfully operating in a service oriented architecture

- Experience mentoring and developing engineers

- Experience addressing web performance topics

- Great written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

- Bonus points if you already worked on an ecommerce platform

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US ?

• A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

• An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, #remote friendly company, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

• Technical challenges all day every day: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

• Work with passionate experts who will share their knowledge and help you develop and grow! (Backademy, technical guilds, Meet-up & Conference) 

• Grow your career with a flexible career path, BackMarket can help you evolve!

• A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and soon in Asia!

• A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.

BackMarket is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Berlin
  • Possible full remote