Frontend Software Engineer

London (West)
12 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Gousto is one of Europe’s best funded and fastest growing independents. Our business is recipe boxes and our opportunity is enormous - one billion meals are eaten in the UK every week! We’re just scratching the surface on our mission to help families enjoy good food.

Powering our business with cutting edge technology, we use data and tech to put customers first. Artificial intelligence drives everything we do, from the recipes customers see on our website, to how we put the boxes together. We’re proud of our industry-leading product and service, which helps our customer enjoy the good food, they want.

It’s an exciting time to join Gousto. We’ve secured £28 million more funding, launched even more product ranges and continue on our mission to help UK families serve up 400 million tasty and nutritious meals by 2025.

Join us on our hugely exciting and rewarding journey!

The Role
You'll work in our team of full-stack engineers and digital product team striving to make high-quality sites and services to give our customers the best possible experience. We love healthy and sustainable food and we love our code to be the same.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Gousto. We do not discriminate.


What we're looking for
Deep knowledge and experience of OO Javascript
You'll love React and the React ecosystem (we do!)
You care about performance, optimising our frontend to be fast for our users
You're mobile first development
You utilize the latest JavaScript features, using ES6 &
You've love webpack and have experience with CI / deployment processes
You're a fan of testing - unit and e2e tests are a core part of our development process
Want to get stuck in with Devops - at Gousto our developers are responsible for the operational health of the services they develop. We believe this fosters a great atmosphere and are looking for someone who knows how to handle those rare but critical production issues.
Superb communication and presentation skills to everyone in the team no matter how technical they are (or aren't)

About you
You’re curious
You enjoy learning and growing in your role
You get inspired by having your big ideas heard
Your first 6 months
Get involved in our migration to React - We love react and we're in the process of transitioning our whole frontend over to it. You'll make this happen. Plus you'll help bring us along with the latest updates and the newest technologies.

Help us learn - You'll be a great developer but you'll also be a great teacher, helping our junior devs become great developers too. We care about personal development in our team and the growth of our engineers.
Continue to evolve our Agile development process - We use scrum, we have a digital product team, we like to move fast and Gousto is delivery led. We're probably not perfect though - you'll get stuck into how our process works and will help us test changes to get the most out of us.
Obsessing over quality & performance - This means in everything, the code you write, the test coverage you have, the platform you maintain and the team you have - it all is important! We're an e-commerce business and we appreciate that every millisecond counts, you'll help us make our site fly.
Building a world class engineering team - Each team owns its own hiring - if you feel you need more backend resource we'll support you in finding it, if you think you need an intern in the summer to work on a cool project born out of a hack day, we'll make that happen. Building a team is important so we want to make sure everyone is involved.


Tech 10% - every other Friday we work on something cool to help us grow our skills (most recently our soon to be released Alexa skill...)
Working with a passionate team who love to learn and implement new technologies
22 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by a day each year up to 25 and the option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave
Coffee, tea and fruit provided every day to keep you fresh
Wine, beer & soft-drinks provided every Friday evening
As many new recipes to test cook as you can handle
40% staff discount on Gousto boxes (and 25% for friends and family)
Free gym membership after 6 months
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Regular all-company socials and quarterly team socials
Equal opportunity

We are hugely committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of Gousto. We employ over 20 nationalities and think it's deeply important to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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