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Front End Engineer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Africa

Website Smile Identity

Smile Identity is a "know your customer" technology platform that combines government ID validation with proprietary face recognition to provide the most robust digital identity solution across Africa. W

The Role

We are looking for a talented front-end engineer with a passion for beautiful and intuitive SaaS products. The job is to help us evolve and expand our product interfaces and interactions to delight our customers as they discover and integrate our products. The work is remote at least until the end of COVID19. Our team is and has always been heavily distributed across Africa and the globe. We will accept applicants from any African country.

What You Will Do

Work with our product & design team in the SF Bay Area, Lagos and Cape Town to turn ideas and customer feedback into detailed specs for ALL Smile ID surfaces. Then work with our US and South African stack and mobile engineers to implement these specs and continuously improve our developer and customer experience, from marketing and documentation to dashboards and analytics. Your north star? An incredible developer experience that drives customer success.


● You love to code

● You write excellent CSS and HTML and have an eye for good design

● You have a solid understanding of the BEM CSS paradigm

● You have experience in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript

● You are capable of rapid prototyping or implementation of graphic designs

● You are comfortable working independently with periodic guidance from engineering & product teams

● You are entrepreneurial — you take initiative, solve problems and love to troubleshoot.

● You are a great collaborator and can communicate effectively. You speak your mind but also listen to others.

● You can take the heat, are organized, do well under pressure, and can prioritize multiple tasks

● You are a seeker of truth Preferred Qualifications ● 2-3 years front-end experience

● Experience in React

● Interest or experience in computer vision, photography or image processing

● Experience in a high-growth team and/or startup experience

● Entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to speak up and speak the truth

● Ability to communicate and prioritise effectively with a distributed team around the world Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience

● Stock options

● Healthcare

● Opportunities for travel (Post-Covid19)

● Autonomy and a chance to work on at a mission-driven company with purpose

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