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Tech Lead (f/*/m)

At Frontastic

EMEA Only

 

Frontastic is looking for a Tech Lead (f/*/m) to join the team on a full-time basis (32-40hrs). We’re a remote company currently operating in the Europe/Berlin timezone and are looking for candidates from the EMEA region in UTC-UTC+3 timezones.

Let commerce teams build the incredible — that’s our mission. Frontastic is a Commerce Frontend Platform that delivers value for customers who demand frontend excellence. Usually, our customers build their commerce sites based on our product with internal resources or with their external agency. But for some customers, we offer this service as well. For this, we’re looking for a Tech Lead to manage our custom development team.

Do you have a background in coding, testing and evaluating code? Are you a great communicator who can coach and lead a technical team? Then this position could be perfect for you!

What you’ll do

To support our well-known customers in implementing their initial headless project based on Frontastic, we are now seeking a Technical Lead for our dedicated custom development team. In this role you will be sparring with the Project Manager in the leading of our custom development team and on technical elements of client projects, translating their specific requirements into technical requirements. Aligning with our product team you’ll ensure that the delivered solutions are high-performance and scalable and that these technical requirements are recorded for consideration for general product development.

You’ll:

  • Lead development efforts of large-scale customer-specific eCommerce implementations, utilizing MACH architectural frameworks enabled through Frontastic providing both oversight and hands-on contributions to the software design, development, integration, and code reviews.
  • Technical management of an interdisciplinary team as well as the joint implementation of software projects based on JavaScript and PHP for our well-known customers.
  • Support the team by reviewing and evaluating code in line with the technical requirements, offering coaching and advice to deliver high-performant solutions.
  • Gathering information from customer’s projects and translating it into technical requirements for our custom development team to deliver.
  • Optimize applications for performance and scalability.
  • Act as the technical liaison between the custom development team and our Customers, and between Customer Projects and Product team.
  • Support the project manager in identifying project risks and planning risk mitigation measures.
 
Who you are
  • You reside and work in Europe (UTC to UTC +3).
  • Possess the attitude and skills to survive in a complex and highly dynamic remote environment – and you know how to grow this attitude in your co-workers.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with API-first architecture leveraging popular commerce frameworks such as ElasticPath or Commercetools.
  • At least 3 years of experience with GraphQL and REST APIs.
  • Experience with writing and debugging multiple web technologies like Next.js, React, React Hooks, Recharts, GraphQL, JavaScript, Node.js, React Testing Library, PHP, CSS, Styled Components.
  • Experienced in breaking down work into smaller actionable tasks for team members and in developing others through coaching.
  • Able to talk to customers on both the technical and business-level, and explain technical concepts to them in simple language.
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • It would be helpful if you already have experience working remotely.
How’s working at Frontastic?
  • We’re remote native. From the very beginning, our company was built in a way that makes sense for remote workers. That goes for our processes and tools as well as our culture and ways of working.
  • We’re async and flexible first: We’re growing rapidly and gradually opening up additional time zones. For this reason — and because we all work different hours and have different daily routines — we embrace asynchronous communication. But we very much value the synchronous time we spend together — like virtual and in-person events and synchronous meetings (that we keep short and rare with the tool Remeet).
  • We’re a diverse team. For us, diversity isn’t just one of our values (Diversity rules). It’s deeply anchored in our strategy and mindset. We value the broad personality types we have in our teams. We want people to feel safe bringing their true self to work. For us, it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, a person of color, part of the LGBTQ community, if you’re a person with a disability, or if you belong to any other minority — we see that as an advantage that can only make us better in achieving our vision.
  • We’re transparent. We believe that we can only be successful with the greatest possible transparency. Our value Transparency first doesn’t just mean that we deal openly with information. We also work hard to maintain our open and honest culture by giving direct feedback and solving problems with constructiveness and kindness.
How’s working in our Customer Success team?
  • We help customers succeed. Our team name describes exactly what’s central to us: the success of our customers. We see ourselves as a service provider and work proactively with our customers to achieve the greatest possible success using our product. This is where our value Make an impact really drives us every day
  • We’re a genuine team. Customer Success also means meeting the high expectations of our enterprise customers quickly and in the best possible way. We know we can rely on each other (We’re in this together) — both within the team and beyond the team — we have the support we need to solve any challenge
  • We’re passionate learners. When we interact with our customers, we’re constantly encountering something new — both in our product and our customers’ systems and interfaces. Our value Thirst for learning has special meaning for our team. Only by learning can we achieve the best possible impact for our customers
Your package

We’ve put together a package for our employees which we think is pretty awesome, but you can judge for yourself.

  • €64k – €85.5k
  • Company laptop
  • An expense policy to support you in creating your workspace in a way that’s most effective for you
  • Flexible working as standard, as long as you’re available when needed and your work gets done, you’re free to choose your own schedule
  • Contribution towards your private medical insurance where health insurance isn’t mandatory/organized at the government level
  • Allowance for your home office, or for a co-working space
  • 42 days of paid leave entitlement, including public holidays

Since we currently work from 13 different countries (and counting), it’s very difficult to offer consistent benefits beyond this.

We’d love to hear from you

If this Tech Lead role sounds interesting to you, please apply with a short tweet-style “why me” and have your CV attached in English (as pdf).

Do you still have questions? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch via people@frontastic.cloud

Our hiring process for this role is:

  • CV screening.
  • 4 email pre-screening stages with our hiring team.
  • Initial panel interview with 2 members of our team.
  • A 2nd interview may also be required.

We aim to respond to candidates within 48 hours.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If we receive job applications from yet underrepresented groups those applications will be preferred where multiple candidates have the same score.

 

About Frontastic
Founded in 2017, Frontastic is a 100% remote company, with over 30 employees in over 13 countries (and counting). Frontastic is a Commerce Frontend Platform that unites business and development teams to build commerce sites on headless. Within a short time, Frontastic has successfully established itself as the new standard for commerce frontends, with customers seeing higher conversion rates, increased developer productivity, and faster time to market.
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