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Software Engineer, Front End

  • Blueground
  • Full time
  • Greece
  • 27/03/2021

At Blueground, we are guided by a vision to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. By offering fully-furnished apartments that are move-in ready in the world’s most vibrant neighborhoods, we provide our guests with the opportunity to simply #ShowUpStartLiving. Behind the scenes, we strive for a tech-powered living experience that guests love, homed in an organization where great people are proud to work.

We’ve grown a lot since our founding in 2013. We are now hosting guests in more than 3,500 homes in 12 cities. We have raised $78m in funding to date and that’s just the beginning.

What drives our success is how each of our team members applies our core values. To our team, Time is everything, and we cherish it greatly. For us, Excellence isn’t simply a standard, but an exciting way to look at life. We Care deeply about our clients and colleagues and never lose sight of the human element, which goes hand-in-hand with Transparency which we believe makes our day-to-day easier.

We are looking for a talented Front End Engineer to join our Engineering team in Athens and our mission to offer a world class experience to our customers on the web, office based or remote.

We are a tech enabled company, currently making substantial investments in our technology platform, from our booking website and mobile app to our key business internal software, to enable our next stage of high growth.The person in this role will work on our web products with some of the latest tech goodies, solid engineering practices and demanding requirements on UX, analytics and performance.


Our Stack

  • ES2015+
  • Node.js | Express | Koa
  • MongoDB | Postgres | Redis
  • RabbitMQ
  • Vue.js | Angular | Vanilla.js
  • Jest | WebDriver.io | Cypress.io
  • RESTful APIs | gRPC
  • Serverless
  • GraphQL on Prisma up next

Our code sits on Github, is integrated through Jenkins pipelines and runs on AWS EKS & Lambda. We do project management on JIRA, our prototypes and mockups on Figma and monitor our systems and performance on Datadog and New Relic.


What you'll focus on

  • Architect, design and build product features on Blueground’s web products
  • Deliver rich, responsive, mobile first experiences on the browser
  • Participate in SCRUM ceremonies
  • Code in Vue.js
  • Write your unit tests
  • Write your e2e tests
  • Sometimes write your HTML & CSS
  • Automate stuff
  • Depend on a CI pipeline
  • Experiment and create rapid prototypes


What to expect

  • Your opinion to matter
  • To work in an agile, cross functional, devops enabled team
  • To work with a product designer, a product manager and an engineer in test
  • To work on functional and non functional testing
  • To build lots of stuff from scratch and rewrite quite as many
  • To work on performance and SEO
  • To move beyond frameworks and take advantage of modern browser tech
  • To enjoy some quality engineering
  • To get your hands on latest goodies - we’re open-minded geeks
  • A rapidly growing company
  • Cool colleagues :)


Interview process

  • Video call dialogue with People Team
  • Coding assignment (3+ working days)
  • Technical Interview, 2+ hours long
  • Interview with Head of engineering

What to expect at the technical interview?

You will be called to have a long discussion with your future team members. This discussion will cover many things from CS fundamentals to latest web and Javascript tech. So we encourage you to do a quick refresh on topics like data structures, algos and runtime complexity as well as core Javascript and web fundamentals. We will also try to tackle some real-world software design problems together as we do every other day. It may sound scary but it's really not. We want you to succeed.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of full-time industry experience working with web technologies
  • Strong web fundamentals and solid understanding of the 2020's web ecosystem
  • Strong Javascript skills (ES2015+)
  • Strong HTML & CSS skills
  • An eye for good UX
  • Core Web APIs like DOM, Storage, Fetch etc should not be strange to you
  • Really comfortable with Git
  • Excellent communication in English
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or a related subject
  • Bonus: experience doing fullstack development on Node.js
  • Bonus: knowing your way around *nix shell
  • Bonus: experience in software testing

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Workstation of your choice
  • Access to training budget and resources (safaribooksonline, frontendmasters, raywenderlich et al)
  • Complimentary accommodation in Blueground locations. Think summer in LA and winter in Dubai!
  • Dynamic working environment with talented people
  • Being part of a working culture which embraces autonomy and initiative taking

At Blueground we are proud to have Diversity and Inclusion at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

About Blueground

At Blueground, we are guided by a vision to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. By offering fully-furnished apartments that are move-in ready in the w...

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