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JavaScript Front-End Software Engineer

Remuneration:R650000 - R720000 per year Cost to company 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:E-Merge IT Recruitment

Job description

South Africa’s fastest growing, largest and most popular online retail platform, is on the search for a dynamic and technically astute senior front-end JavaScript engineer. A business that focuses on making online shopping convenient and improving user experiences, bringing online shopping to your door step.

This fast-paced environment will expose you to a highly Agile focused project delivery environment. You will be part of a close-nit team producing interesting and original solutions to business requirements, dedicated to being industry experts and leaders.


Technical skills to include:
  • Three-year computer science degree (or equivalent)
  • Five years' front-end development experience
  • Eight to 10 years' front-end software development experience
  • Linux experience
  • React JS experience
  • BackBone JS experience
  • Experience writing front-end unit tests
  • Has worked within an agile development team using scrum/Kanban
  • Experience producing responsive html designs
Nice to have:
  • Full stack experience of any sort is a huge plus!
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Knowledge and experience cross browser and cross device compatible solutions including for mobile
  • Should have experience with CSS precompiles such as Less or Sass
  • You should love doing this kind of stuff! Not afraid to try new things just to see how they work. Able to evaluate and learn new libraries, frameworks, concepts to validate whether they might be of value to our team
  • Willing and able to mentor others.
  • Experience using a source control solution such as Git
  • Continues Integration
  • Docker
  • Would be a huge advantage to have experience in telecoms, asterisk and VoIP
Core Responsibilities:

The primary focus of this role will be the implementation of front-end JavaScript coding at a senior level, with a core focus on performance, maintainability and testable code.

The successful applicant needs to be excellent in both root-cause-analysis and driving to action. This individual needs to be a conceptualiser and an executor and have a passion for e-commerce and deliverance of world-class customer experiences.

Reference Number for this position is TM40868 which is a permanent position based in Johannesburg offering a salary of up to R720k per annum dependant on skill and experience level.

e-Merge IT recruitment is specialist niche recruiters with a wide range of positions available. We offer researched positions with top companies to strong technical skilled candidates.

Email Tebogo on or give him a call on (011) 463-3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Please feel free to check out our website on for similar positions that might be of interest to you!! Do you have a friend who is a technology specialist? We pay big cash to you if we place a friend that you sent us!

If you haven’t heard from e-Merge IT within two weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful for this position.

Posted on 09 Nov 15:34

Tebogo Morgan

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