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Senior Front-End Engineer (Remote, Europe)

Company: Freshbooks
Location: Holland
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

About FreshBooks FreshBooks is a leading cloud-based SaaS accounting software designed with one goal: to help small business owners grow. We reached unicorn status after raising our valuation to more than $1 billion and continue to scale our business to serve business owners, their clients, and accountants in more than 160 countries worldwide. FreshBookers are found all over the globe, and we know that different folks thrive in different working environments: Remote, onsite, and everything in between, you ll find it with us. The Opportunity - Senior Front-End Engineer FreshBooks is looking for an experienced

Senior Front-End Engineer
who will play a hands-on role in driving further expansion of the platform s features, globalize our offering and scale it to having over 1 million users. Your (technical) contributions will not only impact millions of small business owners but their customers too. Our team is dedicated to the business owners and accountants who use these products, making every effort to make the complex, simple, and create software that works better than they expect. Engineering at FreshBooks:
we are a globally distributed (mostly remote working) team of technically astute, honest and driven Engineers who are passionate about developing meaningful products. We support and trust each team to constantly drive incremental improvements together. There is a no-blaming culture - individuals and teams are encouraged to experiment, knowing that not every experiment will work - and open communication and active listening are found at all levels. We also care about each other, and make time to have fun together, too. Our department consists of 15 different teams with more than 120 people, all working together on one great product. We also value innovation and know that creativity needs space and time. Every Engineer at FreshBooks has 25 innovation days per year to focus on making improvements or developing something new, something they wish to build, that is outside their regular responsibilities and is completely driven by their interests and curiosity. Ways of working:
Our Software Engineers are E2E involved in the software development lifecycle meaning you will design, develop, test and deploy features as you go. We use agile principles here: two-week iterations, hosting various ceremonies to keep our team in sync (eg. grooming, planning, retrospectives, daily stand ups) and make close to 50 releases per month. Tech stack:
Python, Flask, ElasticSearch, EmberJS, MySQL, Google Pubsub, Rundeck and we run everything in Kubernetes on GCP. If you are looking to work in a scale-up like atmosphere where you can still make a significant impact on the product and customers, but within a company with a solid financial backing, history and respected brand, then this could be the right place for you. What You'll Do as a Senior Front-End Engineer

  • Lead various complex technical projects, driving sound technical changes
  • Reduce big projects/features into smaller chunks, create priorities for the team and ensure technical debt resolutions align with our product roadmap
  • Refactoring versus taking shortest path - you will tackle code problems that are controversial or hard to approach
  • Write various tests to ensure product quality and continuously improve our testing methodologies
  • Actively participate in technical design and architecture discussions
  • Provide real mentorship to more junior colleagues
  • Close partnership with the Product team and other Engineering teams
  • On-call responsibility in case of real-time issues with the specific product you ve worked on (on a rotational-basis)
  • Get involved with the recruitment process (technical interviews) What You'll Bring to the Role
    • Strong experience in front-end development (additional full-stack or back-end experience with python is preferred)
    • Understanding of SOLID principles and how to write clean and testable code
    • Experience working with REST APIs (resource-oriented REST)
    • Experience with CI/CD
    • Passionate about applying new technologies, architectures, and methodologies to improve the code and Engineering organization
    • Deep knowledge of building scalable applications and system architecture
    • Able to provide technical leadership and direction and mentoring to less experienced colleagues Our Commitments to You At FreshBooks each person knows their opinion is valued, and can see their impact on the lives of over 10 million small business owners around the world. Accelerate your career, work on projects you're passionate about, and work as a part of a collaborative team without ego! Here are some of the ways FreshBooks recognises and rewards our employees:
      • Comprehensive Compensation and Wellness Benefits.
        Including Pension Plan matched to your local office, stock options for every full time employee, generous time off, annual healthy living credit, and more.
      • Perks that Matter.
        Including a Peer Recognition Program, an Employee Assistance Program, headphone credit, meaningful in-person gatherings to bring onsite and remote employees together, and more perks matched to your locale.
      • Working Environments to Help You Thrive.
        Beautiful office spaces welcome you in Germany, Croatia, and Netherlands, and remote FreshBookers receive a home office credit to set up your home office.
      • Supportive Peer Group, Mentors, and Leaders
        . We care about each other across the organisation and have programs to support this so everyone feels a strong sense of belonging, and believes in collective impact.
      • Accelerated growth.
        3 week dedicated company onboarding, career development through continuous coaching, training, and learning on the job, and a bi-annual review process. Closing Even if your experience doesn't meet every bullet on the above lists, we'd love to learn more about you and why you think FreshBooks is the next step in your career. FreshBooks is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, mental disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other status. All applicants are considered based on their qualifications and merits. At FreshBooks, we inspire an environment of mutual respect and we believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success.

Keywords: Freshbooks, Grand Rapids , Senior Front-End Engineer (Remote, Europe), Engineering , Holland, Michigan

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