Front-End Developer (ReactJS)
WHO ARE PARCEL2GO
Parcel2Go is the go-to parcel delivery marketplace and e-commerce shipping platform for consumers, prosumers, micro-SMEs, and Small Enterprises. It is the undisputed category leader and one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK, with a very high annual growth rate and revenue of over £180 Million. Operating in an enormous £5.7bn+ addressable market, Parcel2go is still at the early stages of growth and the opportunities for continued substantial multiyear growth are enormous.
The business is centered around trying to make cheaper parcel delivery easier for everyone to access, helping customers find the best way of sending a parcel inside the UK or internationally. Historically, people have used the Post Office to send parcels. However, Post Offices are not always open at convenient times and are often significantly more expensive than other alternative options. Despite this, they dominate the market, with over 90% of the market share.
At the heart of the offer is an easy-to-use comparison website, that helps customers quickly and easily compare and choose the best delivery option for their needs. The other side of our business is our white-label product, designed to provide couriers with a fully hosted website solution and customer service management. Amongst our customers, we have many of the major UK couriers including DPD, DHL, Evri, and Parcelforce to name just a few.
As part of our growth plans, Parcel2Go is looking to recruit a talented front-end developer to work on one of our product teams to help us develop our market-leading product offering for our customers, creating elegant solutions for our 2million+ customers. We have a healthy appetite for new technologies and frameworks outside the Microsoft stack which is driven by our development teams, but our core technologies are C# and React front-end.
A capable developer. With at least 3 years of commercial industry experience, you have played a part in large-scale application development, you will have experience in Lean/Agile methodologies and you understand the balance of getting work done vs. creating lasting solutions.
Passionate about your work. You enjoy solving real-world problems and creating well-designed solutions, and you take pride in the impact your work will have. As one of our developers, you’ll be involved in the creative thinking behind the design and development of our exciting product range.
A mentor. You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with your team, and you actively engage with more junior developers to help them learn.
A team member. You understand you are just 1 part of a team and working with others can be the fastest way to solve problems.
User focussed. You are comfortable talking to people at all levels and working with them to create strong user-based solutions to real-world problems.
Willing to learn. You have great engineering skills but also the desire to keep learning. When the need arises, you are quick to pick up new skills and learn new technologies.
Communicate well. We have great working relationships and collaborate closely with designers, UI and marketing experts, end users, and company directors to deliver great software without the red tape.
Architect solutions. By discussing software design problems with a supportive, enthusiastic, and experienced team, in an environment where your opinion counts and where you can really influence the design and development process. We judge ideas on merit and have an open attitude to trying out new technologies and ways of doing things.
Write clean code. Leverage SOLID and clean code design principles to develop to a high standard whilst working on a wide range of projects, including Parcel2Go’s core product and creating digital solutions for globally recognised courier brands.
Be agile. You have great engineering skills but also the desire to keep learning. When the need arises, you are quick to pick up new skills and learn new technologies.
Below is the tech stack that you will work on. We don’t expect you to have knowledge of everything listed below. The more the better. What you don’t know, we will teach you:
- Strong understanding of HTML & CSS with a keen eye for detail
- Familiarity integrating with RESTful APIs
- Experience working with component libraries (Storybook)
- Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, Rollup, NPM
- Understanding the importance of web performance and champion improvements
- GitHub (GitHub Actions, Advanced Security Tools)
- Experience writing code that is accessible, scalable, maintainable, and performant
Offer a great working environment. Whether debating the latest technology or sipping cocktails whilst playing crazy golf on a team outing, we're always approachable and inclusive.
Give you a choice of hardware and tooling. We will provide you with either a high-spec laptop or a Mac, and we will update this hardware every 3 years.
Provide opportunities to learn. We're committed to sharpening our skills whenever we can through pair programming, learning lunches, peer reviews, and formal training.
Support career growth. More opportunities are always arising in team leadership as the company continues to grow. If you want a chance to mentor junior developers, manage projects with Scrum and lead a team, you can succeed with us.
Embrace Flexibility. We understand that work needs to fit around your life and not the other way around. Our employees are important to us too, so we offer an adaptable remote working policy and flexible working hours options to fit around you.
Share our success. Opportunity to buy shares in Parcel2Go. This private equity ownership model offers shareholders the prospect of highly attractive returns over relatively short timeframes. The company actively encourages employee share ownership and has a track record of delivering strong, tax-efficient returns under its employee share schemes in recent years (eligible to join after 1 year of service).
Other benefits. 6 training days a year to dedicate to your professional development, NHS top-up health scheme, the ability to purchase up to 5 days extra holiday per annum, shopping discount scheme with Shop St, and regularly funded team socials.
IS THIS YOU
If this sounds like your kind of job, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch via our recruitment team, firstname.lastname@example.org
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