Amplience • Middlesbrough, UK

Lead Frontend Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

Who we are

We are a team of Engineers building SaaS software used by over 350 of the world's leading brands. We exist to help our customers deliver more powerful experiences using our API-first, headless content management platform. We are very serious about reliability and customers trust us to manage and deliver content at tremendous scale:

● Billions of API requests every day● >400 million items of content● >4 Exabytes of critical data a year

We have a multi-talented Engineering team organized into cross-functional remote-friendly squads, with offices in Middlesbrough and Manchester, and offices in London and the USA for Sales, Marketing and Finance.

As well as working hard we also have a fun and informal company culture. We have a games room, we host hackathons and board game nights. Oh and we take our caffeine consumption really seriously.


Frontend technologies at Amplience run the full gamut. From traditional SPAs to micro-frontends to Static Site Generation and Server Side Rendering. We choose the right technology for the job and we have a lot of interesting problems to solve. You could be working on a Jamstack site one week, building an extension in Svelte the next and later work on a library using pure TypeScript. Most of our work is full stack, often involving many technologies and need us to think creatively.

We prefer component driven, intelligently state managed applications. They are built with TypeScript, a minimal framework plus test automation. We follow a process that includes collaborative code review, QA testing and CI/CD deployment to AWS.

Key Responsibilities

Here's what you'll do when you join

● Write clean, high quality, well tested code.● Produce high performance User Interfaces that put User Experience first.● Work with the product owner, UX team and others to design and plan logical and consistent features.● Learn, debate, and then apply the latest technology and techniques to solve difficult problems.● Continuously seek to incrementally improve the tools, techniques, processes, and practices you use everyday

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

What we're looking for

We're looking for someone with commercial experience that has a deep passion for frontend development; someone who is excited to learn and someone who will be a great team player. We would particularly love you to apply if:

● You are confident creating DOM and CSS to match any design spec● You have a deep understanding of JavaScript, TypeScript and Web APIs● You have at least five years experience in building web apps using a modern framework like React, Svelte or Vue● For at least one framework you have a solid understanding of all its features and can teach best practices● You are confident in making well optimized and performant enterprise level applications● You have experience mentoring and leading other engineers
● You have experience as a scrum master or team lead
● You are principled about technology and have opinions about programming and tools


What’s in it for you?

So what’s in it for you? Aside from using some great technologies and working with smart friendly people who are very generous with their knowledge, we have a great set of benefits to recognise everybody’s individual needs.

● Freedom to work from home, with offices for when you want them● Competitive salary● Flexible working arrangements● Discretionary bonus scheme● Company pension scheme● Enhanced maternity & paternity policies● Extra holidays once you’ve been with us for a while● The option to purchase additional holidays● Charity / volunteer days● Life assurance policy● Ride to work scheme● Season ticket advance loans● Study leave

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Summer hours
Charity/Volunteer Days
Semi Flexible working hours
Bonus Scheme
Employee Share Scheme

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Amplience provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Amplience is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Amplience

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK, Manchester, UK, North Carolina, USA

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
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