Front End Developer

Urban Data ColletiveLondon Areaa month ago

About Us

Urban Data Collective delivers solutions to facilitate the sharing of real time urban data for a global community of data providers and data users. Our mission is to democratise access to urban data so organisations and communities can do great things with it.

Our Urban Data Exchange (UDX) platform enables providers of real time data to share their open or commercial data in an easy and trusted way, while at the same time enabling data users to find and access the real time data streams that they need at fair terms. 

UDX will serve as a backbone of the urban data economy of tomorrow. It is expected to mediate access to millions of real time data sources and harmonise urban data from a wide range of APIs and handle commercial transactions for these.

We are backed by EIT Digital and the Digital Catapult and are working with partners such as the Greater London Authority, Ferrovial (Heathrow Airport), and a variety of high value urban data providers.

Based in the Greater London area with home office flexibility, this role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a startup engineering team in its early days, creating a market defining SaaS platform for urban data sharing.

About the role

As Front End developer, you will be responsible for bringing new features and designs to life, creating exceptional responsive and smooth user experiences for our global UDX SaaS offering. You will have direct input to ongoing technical design and strategy and as an early team member you will also have the opportunity to influence engineering practices and culture. In addition, you will be aware of the latest frontend development and technology trends and highlight those that could make the team more efficient and the product more competitive.

You will be fully hands-on with software development across our frontend technologies, as well as E2E testing and wireframes. Your creativity and design acumen will be much called upon, particularly in early days while we grow our design team whom you will then work with closely. We work with the following technologies in our stack:

  • React for our public web interfaces
  • GraphQL as an API gateway
  • NodeJS for most of our API and application code
  • Docker for containerising our microservices

You will work closely with other team members including software engineers and the engineering lead, and will  be able to clearly articulate design and technical concepts to a variety of different audiences including partners, clients and stakeholders. Good communication is really important to us and you should be comfortable Slacking, workshopping, presenting and sketching ideas to get your thoughts across. You will also be working with Agile collaboration tools such as Jira and Confluence and strongly participating in Agile ceremonies.

As the company grows you will play a role in supporting the Engineering Lead to expand the team with the right hires, as well as onboarding new starts and mentoring junior developers. 

This role provides ample opportunities for you to continually learn and develop your skill set as well as influencing the technical direction of a growing business.

At Urban Data Collective, you can make a real difference to our cities and communities by empowering others to innovate and make better decisions enabled by our products.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Passion for problem solving and overcoming technical challenges on a daily basis.
  • Optimism with a never give up attitude.
  • At least 2 years commercial experience within a similar role. Prior startup experience is a bonus.
  • Strong web development principles and extensive knowledge of front-end performance practices.
  • Experience building responsive layouts with smooth interactions.
  • Hands on experience of several technologies in our stack including React, graphql, nodeJS and Docker.
  • Experience creating wireframes and translating high-level features into UI layouts and elements.
  • Experience with microservice architectures.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

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