Front End Engineer

United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Wonderbly is a unique, award winning startup that lives on the intersection of storytelling, engineering, digital and print. We are building a new class of global publishing business that brings millions of people into our superbly high quality products - as co-creators and audiences - and in doing so empower them to build connections with each other.

We’re calling it Personal Publishing and we believe it’s going to be massive.

Our focus in the near future is with the children market where it all started - creating stunning, uncompromisingly high quality and technically ambitious personalised books for kids. You see, we’re not in the children’s book business. We’re in the business of sparking kids’ imaginations and inspiring boundless self-belief. That might sound a bit over the top, but we truly believe that imaginatively personalised stories are one of the greatest ways to make a child feel loved, unique and capable of anything. To show them that any story they imagine could be their story.

We write, illustrate, build, design, and sell all of our products directly, and have a terrific team working to produce our wonderful products spanning from Art Directors to Dev Ops. Working together we have sold more than 3 million books in every country in the world, and we’re just getting started! With the work you’ll do here with us, we’d like to think we’re on track towards becoming the UK’s most admired creative company.

*Engineering at Wonderbly*
At Wonderbly we take our engineering seriously. We believe in using the right tool for the job at hand.
You’ll be a key hire within our dev team, working alongside other engineers, designers and producers to bring our products to life and make kids smile. You’ll also be engineering for the scale our global business demands while caring about the little details.

*At heart, we’re a creative company and our technology reflects this:*
• Our website is built using React coupled with an truly awesome design system so we can express our product range as beautifully and consistently as possible
• Our product rendering stack is built using a headless browser to bring the power and possibilities of the web to print publishing
• Our customised ecommerce system is based on the open source Solidus project, written in Ruby
• We actively contribute code back to the community while extending support for our ever more personalised product range

Together we form a talented team of individuals mixing experience, gender and domain expertise in our Hackney studio. No-one should ever stop learning so every year you will have a training/conference budget to use at your discretion. We make time to fine-tune our stacks as part of our roadmap and you’ll always be considering ways to improve what we do.. Finally, you’ll love our Lunch & Learn sessions, which can be engineering specific or delivered by an inspirational guest.

The best way to find out more is to apply - we’d love to show you around!

*A bit about you:*
* You have a love for beautifully crafted products that delight people
* Great Javascript development experience with emphasis on universal code
* A deep understanding and thirst for ever more knowledge of the modern web stack
* Have a desire to learn and contribute to all our stacks
* Enjoy pairing with other engineers, contributing to joint design sessions and reviewing your peers work
* Always thinking of new directions and improvements we can take based on data, and be able to articulate your ideas to the team

*About the role*
* Collaborate with engineers, designers and products to deliver new experiences for our website
* Contribute to the design and architecture of our ecommerce stack
* Working with tech including Node.js, React and Redux
* Work with our BI team to get the data you need to deliver improvements to conversion, speed, quality and efficiency - be that in page rendering, build improvements or A/B tests
* Build for ever increasing numbers of users, products and transactions

*Why join Wonderbly:*
* You’ll get a sweet training budget to enable you to do your best work and develop as a professional, combined with weekly Lunch and Learns, you'll feel brainer than ever
* We offer free team Yoga classes; just one of the many ways we keep centred and calm, despite the (occasional) chaos of startup life
* Childcare vouchers, health insurance and our cycle to work scheme will keep you and your family in tip-top shape
* We have showers, secure bike parking facilities and are part of the Cycle To Work scheme
* We provide a matched pension contribution
* Each year you'll accrue a generous 28 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
* We have heaps of snacks, drinks, and comforts in our fully-stocked kitchen
* Speaking of food; team lunches and breakfasts. We nearly forgot team lunches. Once per week our Studio Manager, Shim, orders some super delish food from somewhere in London and we gorge ourselves. It sounds intense, but it's actually quite chill
* Our office is full of puppies (Charlie and Manna!)

Every role in the Wonderbly team is open to applications from all sections of society. Our team here are committed to providing equal opportunities for employment regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability, family structure, socio-economic status, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis (it's the law, but it's also just the right thing to do).

If you have a disability, caring duties, or any other additional need that require considerations, accommodation or adjustments to our role or recruitment process, please do let us know.

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