Frontend Software Engineer


We are currently looking for a Mid – Senior level experienced Frontend Software Engineer to be part of our in–house engineering experts. He/She will be tasked with combining the art of design with that of building applications with a clean, minimalistic aesthetic within Hava. He/She shall help continue to build out the Hava platform and the supporting administrative systems.

This position is based in our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Design and implement frontend features using a modern Javascript framework like React or Angular or Vue.
  • Write clean and maintainable code to implement features.
  • Create the test infrastructure to fully automate the testing of the features.
  • Integrate health monitoring and logging tooling to maintain a healthy stack.
  • Plan and architect the software development strategy for a robust and scalable stack.
  • Maintain the latest version of libraries to stay on top of an ever changing frontend development landscape.
  • Design and improve the user experience based on empirical feedback.
  • Develop top-notch applications in complex, multi-threaded environments.
  • Develop automated tests and maintain code quality.
  • Track, diagnose, and repair application errors, performance issues, and deployment issues.
  • Develop high-performing applications with a clean, minimalist aesthetic within the Hava Brand.
  • Work with the team or customers to come up with UX design and implement it.
  • Must have 4 – 6 years of frontend work experience
  • Seasoned with building highly interactive fully featured web applications.
  • Must have a strong product design sense, and an eye for detail.
  • Mastery of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, as well as DOM manipulation.
  • Mastery of JavaScript programming and design and SOLID design principles.
  • Experience with Angular, React, or Vue.
  • Experience with jQuery and Ajax.
  • Experience with Bootstrap or Material Design.
  • Ability to build a feature from scratch & drive it to completion.
  • Willingness to learn new technology, whatever lets you deliver the best product.
  • Ability to dive into large existing projects and contribute by narrowing down and quickly understand relevant parts of the system.
  • Must have a pragmatic and agnostic approach to coding, with no specific preference for any language/framework, and understanding when to (and when not to) apply certain design patterns and refactoring, based on years of experience with several large projects.
  • Must have strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven track record for meeting targets & deliverables independently and as part of a group effort.
  • Experience with performance and memory tuning with chrome developer tools.
  • Knack for benchmarking and optimization.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

In your application, please attach a cover letter alongside your curriculum vitae explaining why you are best suited for this position. In addition, kindly address and answer the following questions.

  • How many years of professional experience do you have with: Angular? React? Vue? HTML? CSS? JavaScript?
  • Do you have any websites or web apps you created? If so, link please.
  • Are you experienced with automated testing? If so, please explain in detail (what frameworks, years of experience, etc)

Interested candidates should send their updated resume to with the subject line Frontend Software Engineer.

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