Senior Front End Developer

3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

carwow is looking for a Senior Front End Developer to join our front end Engineering team in London on a full time basis. We support fully remote and hybrid working and welcome people from all backgrounds & beliefs.

About carwow

Changing cars shouldn’t be difficult! That’s why here at carwow we are on a mission to improve the way people buy, sell, and use a car by creating the world’s best online car marketplace. We're not all petrolheads - just a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with over 350 carwowers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal .

Since starting our journey in 2011, we’ve grown to become one of the most trusted comparison sites with over 12 million users and we're proud to be backed by some of Europe’s most respected technology, marketplace and automotive investors.

About the role

The Front End engineering team is the intersection of design and technology. We are crucial to the smooth functioning of our products across various platforms & browsers, ensuring our customers receive the best user-experience every step of their journey. We’re looking for a talented Front End Developer to join the team and help us achieve this.

What you will be doing:

Working in a cross-disciplinary product team, you’ll play a pivotal role in the production and delivery of exciting new products we have in the pipeline. This includes:

  • Making an impact on our product on a daily basis — pushing code to production within your first week
  • Working in a truly data-driven environment. We verify our hypothesis through user research, A/B tests, live data analysis, etc.
  • Helping improve the performance of our website and mobile app. Currently we have 3 million visitors per month on our website and we are constantly looking to improve our page speed score.
  • Collaborating closely with our design and engineering team to maintain and improve our bespoke UI library and style guide.
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team. We have our bi-weekly engineering talks to learn from each other. We also practice pair programming all the time.
  • Growing in a supportive environment. We care about staff happiness; we'll make sure you have all the right support and work/life balance to enjoy your job.

Our tech stack

  • Front-end: Rails, Haml, Sass, Vanilla JS, Elm, Webpack
  • Back-end: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku
  • Mobile: React Native
  • git, CircleCI
  • Terraform, Honeycomb

You'll fit in well if you;

  • have a good grasp of JavaScript, both plain and using modern frameworks
  • are experienced working on a large CSS codebases with organisational patterns and a mobile-first approach
  • like writing clean, modular and performant code
  • have eye for good design, usability and enjoy working closely with designers
  • enjoy learning new things. We'd teach you Elm when you join
  • would like to help improve our product, following a user-centric, data-driven and pragmatic approach
  • love helping others learn from your experiences

Our Perks

  • A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*
  • Life insurance (4 x basic salary)
  • Private pension scheme (carwow will match contributions up to 5%)
  • Private medical health insurance with Vitality
  • Enhanced parental leave and family friendly policies
  • Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions
  • The latest core Tech (Macbook Air or PC Surface Pro)
  • Home Office budget of £500/€550
  • Salary sacrifice benefits (i.e. cycle to work), Travel Loan
  • Subsidised gym membership (50% off David Lloyds, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health)

*if you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with usual Christmas Bank Holidays

We are leading the change to Electric vehicles and are conscious of the impact our industry can have on the environment. We’ve already planted over 45,000 trees to date as a thank you to those who leave us a review and are extremely excited about our new partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which we hope will increase the number to around 60,000 trees a year.

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Automotive Industry
Automotive Sales
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3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly