Principal Web Developer
At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering immersive experiences for our clients.
We are looking for an established practitioner of the latest web technologies; building best in class applications, serving users on the modern web landscape, whatever that may be.
Collaborating in a team of highly skilled people, each with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery; you will need to communicate your ideas to your colleagues effectively, and articulate them to other internal stakeholders.
Located in our office in Berlin, you will work within multidisciplinary project teams to build robust digital products that surpass client expectations. You will join a close-knit and high-skilled team and gain hands-on experience as you design, code, test, launch and sustain digital solutions that enable satisfying and seamless experiences for people out there.
- Work hands-on with the development of a range of solutions including website, web apps, CI pipelines, micro services.
- Inspire others to form an exemplary technical team.
- Work closely with other departments to ensure good collaboration across all disciplines and to facilitate the solving of day-to-day challenges.
- Champion effective technical decision-making for clients by understanding their business goals and objectives.
- Minimise technical risk and ensure a high-quality output.
- Mentor mid level and junior profile.
- Define FE technical architectures.
- Participate in Pitches.
- Provide technical answers to solve client problems.
QUALITIES & CHARACTERISTICS
- 3 years of experience with modern frontend framework/libraries like React.js / Vue.js and 5 years of development on large or complex code bases.
- Highly comfortable with the SPA / SSR / Jamstack concepts.
- Mastery of advanced animation techniques (CSS, SVG, springs, canvas...).
- Committed to performance, code quality, good practice and delivering high end products.
- Proficient with GIT and its related tooling (branching flow, CLI commands etc.).
- Interest in mentoring of the developers (presentations, code-review, pair-programming etc.).
- Knowledge of design tools such as Sketch or Figma.
- Experience with design systems and its tooling (StoryBook).
- Experience with CI, CD and / or Unit Testing would also be beneficial.
- Familiarity with Atlassian Tools (Jira, Confluence).
- Open minded and collaborative attitude.
- Thorough understanding of Lean and Agile methodologies.
- Exceptional organisational skills and methodical approach.
- Comfortable with the trade-offs of using different engineering solutions to a problem, favouring pragmatism over idealism.
- You have a collaborative spirit and you make a point of listening to different perspectives with an open-minded approach.
- Eager to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail.
- You proactively plan your activities according to goals and deadlines, while always ensuring a high level of quality.
- You demonstrate awareness and care about analytics and KPIs to improve the interface performance and a high level of accountability through the whole project lifecycle.
Nice to have
- Knowledge “as user” of Cloud Solutions (AWS, Azure) and devops tools (Docker, Kubernetes)
- Development of web 3D experiences (WebGL, ThreeJS, Babylon etc.)
AKQA is committed to developing wellbeing and supporting life choices for our team. We provide an extensive range of benefits. To find out more click here.
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.Apply