Senior Frontend & Design System Engineer

Job summary
Permanent contract
Paris
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Experience: > 5 years
Skills & expertise
Continuous improvement
Documentation management
Teaching and mentoring
User interface design
Insurance policies
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PayFit
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Job description

Get to know us

Do you want to help us shape what the future of work will look like and how it will best embrace our life's aspirations? If this sounds like a journey you want to embark on, we may have the right role for you!

PayFit is an intuitive cloud-based payroll and employee management solution designed specifically for SMBs. Since 2015, we have set ourselves a mission to simplify payroll for SMBs and enable employers and employees to grow together. We are a European company operating from 3 main countries (France, Spain, and the UK) where we are supporting over 10,000 clients. 

Creating a fulfilling work environment and culture is also a core mission at PayFit, and our day-to-day work philosophy is reflected in our four values:

Care

We genuinely care for others whoever they are, whatever they think.

Excellence

We aim to improve and achieve better results every day.

Humility 

Staying humble and exchanging transparent feedback helps us to grow and improve.

Passion

We are the architects of PayFit's success.

A key part of our culture, and essential for our success, is also improving the diversity of our teams and building an inclusive culture where you can be yourself at work. 

This is why our recruitment focuses on the skills you demonstrate, and not only on your academic background or previous professional experiences. At PayFit we understand that you can gain applicable skills through a variety of life experiences and we are interested in knowing them, too.

About the role 

We are on the lookout for a talented and seasoned Senior Frontend Application and Design System Engineer to become an integral part of our 'Frontend Framework' team. This role is pivotal in sculpting the future of our frontend landscape. You will play a key role in the evolution and expansion of our design system, alongside championing best practices to support a dynamic team of 100-200 engineers. This position offers the opportunity to exert significant influence and ownership over these processes.

Responsibilities

Assume a pivotal role in the creation of our next-generation design system, demonstrating robust ownership to facilitate a transition to a scalable and maintainable architecture. This design system will be intricately crafted to cater to both the company's objectives and the engineering team's requirements.

- Engage in collaborative efforts with interdisciplinary teams, including backend developers, UI/UX designers, and product managers, to guarantee a cohesive integration and an exceptional user experience.

- Develop, document, and sustain components in adherence to established standards.

- Enhance the synergy between designers and developers by implementing automated solutions.

- Establish and uphold front-end architectural standards, best practices, and design patterns across the engineering organization. Tackle complex technical debt to boost system maintainability and performance.

- Mentor and guide engineers in advancing their front-end expertise, nurturing a culture of ongoing learning and development.

- Spearhead the creation of essential front-end tools and components, augmenting application performance, modularity, and maintainability.

- Collaborate intimately with product managers to comprehend user requirements and convert them into effective front-end solutions that elevate user satisfaction.

- Lead discussions on Front End technical strategies and decisions, ensuring they are in sync with business objectives and scalability demands.

- Promote the establishment of robust front-end conventions within an event-driven architecture framework, advocating best practices in event management and communication.

- Operate effectively within a design system context, maintaining consistency and usability in the user interface.

- Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to continually advance our front-end application in a transformative landscape.

This role is for you if you have:

- Proven experience (5+ years) as a Senior Front End Application Engineer or similar role in complex web applications.

- Strong expertise with JavaScript/ES6, Typescript, React and its ecosystems

- Expertise with bundling tools such as webpack, Vite, rollup

- Experience with building, distributing and maintaining Javascript libraries (npm modules)

- Experience working with complex frontend architecture such as micro frontends

- Experience in building a Design System, and ensuring consistency and adherence to established design principles

- Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor technical teams, fostering skill growth and collaboration. Exceptional English communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

It would be great if you also:

- Have Previous experience in SaaS or enterprise-level application development 

- Have excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating complex technical debt.

- Have demonstrated the ability to make trade-offs for incremental progress while driving transformation initiatives.

Hiring process

1. First you will meet a Talent Acquisition Specialist for a discovery call (45 min)

2. Next step will be a meeting with Gaël & Rafa, Product Manager & Designer (60 min)

3. You will go through a frontend technical interview with Nicolas & Cyril, Staff Engineers (60 min)

4. Then you will have a System Design live discussion with Stephen, Staff Engineer (45 min)

5. The last step would be having a discussion with Pierre, Engineering Director (30 min)

What we offer

Flexibility: We believe it is key to produce your best work and to be fulfilled. We therefore offer the possibility to work away from our main offices, within France/UK/Spain; as well as abroad for a defined period of time. Further requirements may apply depending on the role and your overall experience.

Learning & Development: In PayFit we have a great learning platform where you can learn new skills everyday with the support of our company. We also have English language courses to improve your business communication vocabulary and get to the next level.

Career Development: We want you to progress and be free to choose which direction you want to grow. There are also opportunities for internal moves.

Health promotion: Gym membership conditions depending on country and 4 paid sessions with a mental health practitioner and online support with Moka Care.

Health insurance: with conditions depending on the country.

Meals: Restaurant tickets.

Home office budget: To help you get set up in the best conditions. A MacBook as our standard working tool.

Disability Inclusion: All of our positions are open to any person living with a disability. To guarantee equal treatment and opportunities, we will take, based on individual needs, appropriate measures to adapt the work conditions of PayFiters with disabilities, and if needed also during the recruitment process. Please let us know what you need and we will do our best to accommodate!

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