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Staff Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023
About Yassir
Yassir is the leading super App for on demand, ride-hailing, last-mile delivery, payment services and more, set to change the way daily services are provided. It currently operates in 45 cities across multiple countries. It has raised $150 million in Series B funding, five times what it raised in its previous priced round last November with world class investors such as BOND and Y Combinator, which is the precursor of the likes of Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Doordash, among others.
We’re not just about serving people - we’re about creating a marketplace to bring people what they need while infusing social values.
About the role
As a Staff Frontend Engineer, you will take the lead in developing intricate user interfaces for web applications, playing a pivotal role in defining and maintaining the technical standards for Frontend development within our organization. Your expertise in leading the creation of seamless user experiences will be invaluable. You will collaborate closely with designers, product managers, and backend engineers, ensuring that our web applications deliver exceptional user experiences. Additionally, you will be responsible for identifying and addressing performance and scalability issues, writing clean, maintainable, and testable code, mentoring and coaching junior engineers, and keeping abreast of emerging trends and best practices in frontend development.

About your role as Staff Engineer, Frontend

  • Lead the development of complex and elegant user interfaces for web applications.
  • Collaborate effectively with designers, product managers, and backend engineers to ensure a unified and delightful user experience.
  • Identify and proactively address performance and scalability challenges to optimize the user experience.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and thoroughly tested code to ensure the reliability and sustainability of our applications.
  • Serve as a mentor and coach for junior engineers, sharing your expertise and guiding their professional growth.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in frontend development, and advocate for their adoption as appropriate.
  • Provide technical leadership within the Frontend domain, shaping architectural decisions and contributing to the technical roadmap.
  • Conduct technical interviews to identify and onboard talented engineers.
  • Enhance engineering standards, tooling, and processes to streamline development workflows.
  • Take ownership of key projects, overseeing their successful execution.
  • Conduct feasibility studies to validate the viability and functionality of new features.
  • Contribute to intellectual property development through research and innovative thinking.
  • Assess existing technologies and propose enhancements or extensions as needed.
  • Apply your deep technical expertise to address complex product challenges and deliver high-quality solutions.

About your experience

  • Demonstrated experience leading the development of complex user interfaces for web applications.
  • Strong collaboration skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with designers, product managers, and backend engineers to create seamless user experiences.
  • Proficiency in identifying and addressing performance and scalability issues to optimize frontend performance.
  • A track record of writing clean, maintainable, and testable code that ensures the long-term reliability of web applications.
  • A passion for mentoring and coaching junior engineers, helping them develop their skills and achieve their career goals.
  • A commitment to staying up-to-date with emerging trends and best practices in frontend development.
  • Strong technical skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies.
  • Familiarity with front-end frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Experience with version control systems like Git.
  • Experience with testing frameworks such as Jest or Cypress.
  • Familiarity with web development tools like npm, webpack, and Babel.
  • A proactive problem-solving approach and excellent communication skills.
  • Bonus: Experience in a dynamic, fast-growing startup, particularly in the context of on-demand services.
  • Experience with A/B experiments and a data-driven approach to product development is a plus.

Why should you join Yassir

  • 😎 You will be part of one of the first Algerian startups to go through the Y Combinator program and one of the fastest-growing tech companies in North Africa. We are current in +30 cities in Africa and Europe
  • 💸 Attractive salary and you even get a stake in the company
  • 🚉 Subsidized public transit pass
  • 🤙🏽Have a lasting impact on our company's culture
  • 🚀 Perfect timing with renowned investors to build something great
  • 📈 Extremely steep learning curve with own responsibility and intensive guidance
  • 💯 Make a real impact on the world by helping us bring affordable financial and on-demand services to millions of Africans
If you are a highly skilled and visionary Frontend Engineer with a passion for creating exceptional user experiences and leading technical excellence, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our innovative projects that shape the future of our organization. Your leadership and expertise will drive our Frontend development to new heights.
Do you want to become part of our first-class team? You should definitely send us your application. 🚀