Job description for Front-End Developer role at Kofa in Accra

Date Posted: 59 weeks ago

Front-End Developer

Employment Type - full-time

Employer's Proposed Salary - Not provided

Application Deadline - Not provided

Job Description

We are looking for versatile front-end developers with ninja skills to develop exciting, creative, usable, beautiful and graphic intensive web and mobile apps for internal or our customers’ use. You will work with other software developers to design various applications that are efficient and consistent. You will also be responsible for creating innovative solutions to front end issues to help make our applications more visually appealing and enhance usability.

You will also be engaged in out of the box thinking to create new techniques to visualise data. Using bleeding edge technology, you will take ownership of the design, development and implementation of new applications.

If you enjoy what you do, we are looking forward to working with you.

Design a framework for creating apps that grows with the need of the company
Develop features to enhance the user experience and build reusable code for future use and shared among front end applications
Use a variety of mark-up languages to develop both web and mobile apps and also enhance applications for maximum speed and scalability
Consistently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with team members (backend developers, product manager etc.) and other stakeholders on larger projects
Understand and promote usability best practices
Bridge the gap between graphic design and technical implementation
Maintain brand, layout and graphic consistency throughout design
Assist in the development of applications and features for both internal and external use
Take ownership of the overall direction and architecture of the front-end, recommending whatever frameworks or libraries are relevant
Shape the direction of the product by participating in feature scoping sessions

Nice to have:
Experience working with of microservice architectures
Experience in a peak performance organisation, preferably a tech startup
Experience with Cloud Platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
Enterprise software company experience
Developer platform/tool industry experience
Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree
4+ years hands-on web development experience and 2+ years hands-on mobile app development experience required
Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, TypeScript, Dart and Bootstrap
Hands-on experience with modern front-end frameworks (React Native, ReactJS, VueJS, AngularJS, Node, ES6+)
Experience in mobile development using any of these tools (Flutter, Ionic, React Native, Android Studio, XCode etc.)
Experience in graphic design applications and mock up tools (Adobe Illustrator etc.)
Experience with responsive and adaptive design
Experience in one or more programming languages: Java, PHP, JavaScript/NodeJS, Python, C#, C++ etc.
Experience using formal software management and source control tools (JIRA, Confluence, Git, SVN, Bitbucket etc.)
Self-motivated, curious, creative and passionate about technology with the ability to learn new technologies as needed
Strong communication skills, good interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player in an agile environment
Experience in data visualisation and creating of dashboards is a plus
Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organisation long-term

This position requires you to work on location at our Accra office during your probationary period, after which it will transition to a hybrid home and office work schedule.

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