Senior Frontend Developer

Zando was founded in 2012 and since then has grown exponentially to become South Africa’s biggest online fashion store. Zando forms part of the Jumia Group, the leading e-commmerce platform in  Africa. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive. With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa and offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.  

Zando is currently looking for a Senior Frontend Developer with good team spirit and a desire to make an impact through building incredible software. This role will work within our Development team as well as other alongside other departments. If you are able to solve recurring problems with smart sustainable solutions, Zando has an incredible opportunity for you! Aside from the opportunity to work in e-commerce with a diverse, innovative and dynamic team, we can offer you flexible working hours and a fun and fast pace work environment!

As our Senior Frontend Developer, you will design and develop web applications and modules for our eCommerce platform. You will be responsible for interacting with the backend team to implement interfaces for all of our public-facing and in-house software systems, while adhering to industry best-practices. You will also be responsible for supporting the onsite teams with any requests for new features and campaigns.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Software development
  • Actively managing the integrity, quality and aspiration of all creatives and concepts developed
  • Improvement and quality management of code base
  • Quality assurance
  • Driving project innovation
  • Prioritising bug fixes appropriately and action in a timely manner
  • Refactoring where appropriate and proactively proposing improvements and optimisations
  • Consulting with end-users and stakeholders on deliverables with regards to usability
  • Solution design and appropriate testing through strict coding
  • Developing and implementing UX solutions 

Technologies we work with:

  • JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Bower;
  • Bootstrap 3;
  • JS Frameworks and libraries such as AngularJS, jQuery, Vue;
  • Responsive design;
  • Backend technologies such as PHP, MySQL, Ubuntu, Nginx etc;
  • Version control with Git;
  • Build systems such as Gulp / Grunt;
  • NodeJS & NPM;
  • Unit & integration testing.  

Education, skills, behaviour and knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of most of the technologies described above.
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems
  • Experience with HTML/CSS with recent focus on responsive design
  • Some experience of JavaScript development with recent focus on frontend JS frameworks
  • Experience with command line/terminal
  • Experience with creating email templates for marketing campaigns
  • Experience working in an Agile Environment
  • A proactive, goal-oriented, reliable and self-structured way of working.
  • A passion for web development, the desire to grow and mentor others.
  • Ability to live the Zando values:
  • Delivers customer satisfaction;
  • Leads completely;
  • Embraces and drives change;
  • Goes the extra mile;
  • Is adventurous, open-minded and creative;
  • Creates fun and a positive team spirit.  
  • This appointment will be made in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan and preference will be given to people from Designated Groups and people with a disability, provided such job applicants meet the inherent criteria of the vacancy.Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
At Zando, we offer you the most comprehensive international & local footwear, apparel, homeware & fashion brands for sale online in South Africa.