Improbable • London

Senior Frontend Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
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Job Description

We build synthetic environments and simulations of huge scale and complexity, which help defence and national security personnel make faster and more informed decisions. You’ll work alongside a team of experts, combining our innovative technology for virtual worlds with computational modelling, data analytics and distributed systems. Join us and help build the virtual worlds defence experts use to plan, train and make life-saving decisions in – to keep us all safe in the real world.
We believe that the grand-scale adoption of synthetic environments by governments and international institutions will give rise to a powerful capability for global good. New levels of whole-force preparedness and the harnessing of previously unattainable foresight will ultimately prevent states from stumbling into war; contributing to a more secure and prosperous world and bringing about the end of unnecessary human conflict.
Improbable Defence develops a software platform that enables the creation of these synthetic environments, with the aim of providing truly full spectrum synthetic training and planning platforms. This will ultimately make defence users more effective when deployed on modern, multi-domain operations and plummet the cost of military preparedness.

Your Opportunity:

  • Get involved across all aspects of the engineering workflow both as a contributor and lead/reviewer. This includes reviews, architecture design documentation, prototyping, concepting, technology selection and data strategy.
  • Coaching and mentoring a team of engineers, guiding them towards best practices.
  • Working with designers to develop a design system consisting of reusable component libraries, style guides and guidelines.
  • Produce reusable client layers that facilitate access to other Skyral services.
  • Own the frontend architectural and integration decisions for the Skyral Modelling & Development area.
  • Understanding our users’ current requirements, and anticipating future needs.
  • Supporting our customers with integrating our components into their solutions.

Why You're Made For This:

  • You have significant experience with one leading JavaScript SPA framework (React preferred) and associated libraries (e.g. Redux, RxJS) and tooling (e.g Webpack/Rollup, Jest, Yarn)
  • Expert understanding of JavaScript including the DOM, event loop and progressive enhancement without using a framework
  • Experience with containerised deployments (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience implementing CI/CD practices such as git branching, automated tests and automated deployment pipelines
  • You have excellent engineering and problem-solving skills and are able to design solutions under product, technology, scientific, and security constraints.
  • Exposure to Node.js is a benefit.

About Us
Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application process or would like to confidentially discuss the matter, then please do let us know in the Additional Information section of your application.
Life at ImprobableDiversity, inclusion and belonging

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme

We asked employees of Improbable how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom