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Lead React Developer

Date:  21-Sep-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Lead React Developer

About GFT 
GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading companies in the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. As an IT services and software engineering provider, GFT offers strong consulting and development skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, mainframe modernisation and the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0. 

With its in-depth technological expertise, profound market know-how and strong partnerships, GFT implements scalable IT solutions to increase productivity. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk. 

Role Summary   
We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding Frontend Development business. This position will be based in London but limited international travel may be required. The potential and variety of the work that GFT is supporting our clients with is truly mind-blowing.  


Key Capabilities 

  • Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness) 
  • Ability to manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements 
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives 
  • Ability to work to deadlines 
  • Knowledge of development practices in a development culture
  • Strong technical, development and design skills 
  • Identify problems, and provide range of solutions 


Key Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • You will join a project engineering team and focus on adding hands-on expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards. 


Key Requirements: 

  • Previous experience working as a React.js Developer. 
  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, HTML and front-end languages. 
  • Knowledge of REACT tools including React.js, Webpack, Enzyme, Redux, and Flux. 
  • Experience with user interface design. 
  • Knowledge of performance testing frameworks including Mocha and Jest. 
  • Experience with browser-based debugging and performance testing software. 
  • Meeting with the development team to discuss user interface ideas and applications. 
  • Reviewing application requirements and interface designs. 
  • Identifying web-based user interactions. 
  • Developing and implementing highly responsive user interface components using React concepts. 
  • Writing application interface codes using JavaScript following React.js workflows. 
  • Troubleshooting interface software and debugging application codes. 
  • Developing and implementing front-end architecture to support user interface concepts. 
  • Monitoring and improving front-end performance. 
  • Documenting application changes and developing updates. 


Personal Skills 

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges. 
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels. 
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions. 
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban 
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. 
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision. 
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business. 
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.  


Leadership Skills

  • Liaises with business stakeholders to define & agree deliverables for the team
  • Takes responsibility for both personal and team deliverables
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and management to team members
  • Able to clearly articulate technical topics to business and technical colleagues
  • Sets technical direction for client projects and sales initiatives
  • Drives innovation by embracing new technologies and applying them in a business context
  • Socialises views and opinions in public forums, e.g. blogs, whitepapers and events
  • Obtains respect for technical initiatives & opinions from clients and colleagues


What we offer you: 
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of like-minded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development. 


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 




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