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Senior/Staff Frontend Developer (Svelte / React)



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by 👋

Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

We are looking for a Staff Frontend Developer to join one of our squads where you will be supporting Lightspeed’s Hospitality product group on the mission to expand our reach into new markets and countries while enhancing our advanced hospitality commerce platform.

For this role specifically, you will be joining the team focused on the Kitchen Display System (KDS), a product that sits in our customer’s kitchen and allows our customers to increase the efficiency of their restaurants. Our mission is to provide the best KDS product out there, that can streamline the processes of our customers, adapt to their needs, improve communication among their staff and ultimately enable them to provide the best dining experience to their guests.

You will join a healthy and collaborative team, continuously improving our engineering practices, and delivering state-of-the-art technology, all while keeping it fun. Above all, your work will change the way the world experiences hospitality.

What you'll be responsible for:

  • Working alongside some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, you will contribute to the product by building new features and creative workflows.
  • Design and create beautiful, elegant, and functional web applications.
  • Mentoring and training more junior members of your team, sharing your expertise
  • Report to the Team Lead of Development and have frequent interactions with Product Managers, Product Designers, and Platform Teams.
  • Your daily tasks will be split between development of new features, supporting the existing functionality through bug fixes and improvements and supporting our QA and PM team with customer escalations.
  • Take part in daily agile ceremonies, brainstorm on innovative ideas that challenge the status quo, and implement solutions.
  • Act as an advocate for the highest code quality and ownership while contributing to the health of the code base.
  • Raise the bar and elevate your team by sharing knowledge and best practices while always seeking improvement and progress.

What you'll be bringing to the team:

  • Strong knowledge of modern HTML and JavaScript (ES6+), TypeScript, CSS
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of developing web applications with the Svelte framework
  • Knowledge of React.js, Next.js, or similar technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills in the context of Web applications
  • Solid understanding of Web application concerns
    • Authentication, OAuth2, JWT
    • API design, REST, GraphQL
    • Performance optimizations
    • Security best practices, OWASP
  • Experience developing in a back-end for frontend layer
  • Hands on experience with WebSockets
  • Familiarity with writing tests (e2e using Cypress) and ensuring the highest coding standards
  • Communication skills in English

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • Experience writing Backend services
  • Familiarity with modern cloud infrastructures
  • A keen eye for UI/UX design

Who you are:

  • We look for problem solvers that do not shy away from tackling complexity and love critical thinkers
  • You have a strong will to learn, grow and get out of your comfort zone
  • You have great energy and passion for technology

What’s in it for you

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Lots of autonomy, flexible work culture with the option of working remotely or from one of our beautiful offices
  • Genuine career growth opportunities within a company that's continuously expanding.
  • Make a meaningful impact by helping merchants grow their businesses through creating or improving products and addressing customer feedback.
  • Be part of a team large enough for growth yet agile enough for real impact.
  • Work on high-traffic products with a global user base.
  • Opportunity to work alongside other highly skilled engineers, learn and expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark within the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed culture, a true Canadian tech success story.

… and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy and healthy:

  • Lightspeed equity scheme (we are all owners)
  • Health & Wellness Credit- expense up to 400 EUR per year towards your gym membership, yoga classes, a new bike or whatever else you do for your health
  • Mental Health Support through the Modern Health App- whether it is meditation, coaching or counseling you need - each employee gets access to this platform
  • People Experience - Our PX benefit allows you to work from pretty much anywhere in the world for 60 days a year
  • LinkedIn Learning: At Lightspeed we believe in having a growth mindset, we provide free access to LinkedIn learning along with your career GPS to help you learn & grow
  • Time off to volunteer and give back to your community

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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