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Senior Frontend Engineer (f/m/d)



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
The position
At Hive, we're building the leading operations platform for independent commerce. We are looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to join the team and work on our React+TypeScript frontends.

Your work will impact hundreds of commerce brands and millions of end customers across our merchant-facing product (“Hive App”), our end customer offering (“Customer Portal” and “Delivery Promise”), as well as our Warehouse Management Software.

What you'll be doing
  • Shipping high-quality product: In the end, what matters is what our customers are using on a day-to-day basis
  • Lead the technical design, development, and maintenance of functionality in our frontend applications, ensuring a seamless and responsive user experience across our product
  • Work closely with product managers and designers to translate product requirements into technical specifications, developing new functionality and enhancing the existing product(s)
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks, design and implement scalable solutions that can handle increasing user demands and data volumes, ensure sustained frontend performance for fast load times and smooth interactions
  • Participate in cross-team discussions shaping the technical direction of our frontend stack
Additionally, as a Senior Frontend Engineer you'll have the chance to shape the product and the team on a higher level by owning features end-to-end, mentoring, and pairing with younger engineers.

Your profile
We know - sometimes, you can’t tick every box. We would still love to hear from you if you think you’re a good fit!
  • You’ve done this before. Multiple times. Ideally, you've written a lot of React, TypeScript and JavaScript code before. You love great user experience, sweat the details, and know when you reach the point where the product just works. We’re looking to work with experienced people who can pick a problem and solve it — this will probably mean that you've worked as a Software Engineer for 5+ years
  • Builder at heart. Creating from scratch excites you. Figuring out how to solve problems is one of your favorite activities. Building, scaling, and rapidly iterating upon the software is what keeps you going
  • You care about quality. You champion and deliver rigorously tested, documented, and maintainable code — you know how much time it'll save you down the line
  • You care about the business impact. Perfect software is not the only thing — you care about the business impact of your products, and make trade-offs when necessary

Bonus points:
  • Very good knowledge of React Context, Hooks, Function Components, styled-components and other UI libraries
  • Experience writing E2E tests and automating UI testing
  • Experience building Progressive Web Apps

Our stack:
  • Ruby on Rails on the backend. Our backend services are all written in Rails — it allowed us to get going and keep iterating quickly, our infra is all managed via AWS
  • React + TypeScript on the frontend. Our frontend applications are written in React and TypeScript, and we use styled-components for styling
  • We work with modern tooling. Code is hosted on GitHub, error reporting handled in Sentry, Vercel for hosting and deploying our frontend services and AWS for the backend infrastructure, Linear used for issue tracking, we design in Figma, analyze with Segment and, have Notion as our internal wiki, and use Slack for internal communication. Our marketing websites are built with Webflow.

Our offering
  • Be part of the Hive. You will work with a highly driven team of exceptional and experienced people in all domains. People at Hive have worked at organizations such as McKinsey, Amazon, Shopify, Google, Flink, Blackstone, J.P. Morgan, DHL before. We believe in a culture of trust, collaboration, empowerment, and constructive feedback in a positive and inspiring work atmosphere
  • Make an impact. Join a young company with an entrepreneurial culture operating at lightning speed — we want you to grow with us
  • You will be valued. We offer attractive compensation, including virtual employee stock options for all full-time team members plus your choice of hardware according to your preference
  • We support your well-being. Benefit from 30 vacation days annually, with the opportunity for a sabbatical after three years with us, alongside a dedicated monthly wellness and productivity budget
  • We will get you set up. Operating system and hardware of your choice, additional tech equipment that you need, screens, you name it — we want to enable you to do your best work
  • There's more! Enjoy free drinks, and snacks in our offices in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, and London and join regular team events such as offsites.
About us
We make better commerce operations for everyone.
Hive’s mission is to make commerce operations better - for brands, consumers and ops partners. Hive seamlessly combines powerful technology with a network of leading operations providers, saving commerce brands on average 17% on costs and generating up to 24% revenue uplift. All-in-one, through our Hive App. The Hive ecosystem spans the full operational chain. Started just in 2020, Hive already works with hundreds of the leading brands across Europe such as HOLY, mybacs and Inkster and has become the leading operations platform in Europe.
Backed by acclaimed global investors including Tiger Global, Earlybird, Picus Capital, we are rapidly expanding our pan-European network with our newly opened fulfillment centers and offices in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid and London.

At Hive, we believe fostering diversity in every team makes us a stronger company overall. We do not discriminate based on religion, skin color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, and encourage applications from all backgrounds. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels encouraged to be their true self and to grow professionally.