Staff Frontend Engineer

Hyderabad, Telangana
Engineering – Engineering /
Permanent - Regular Full-time /
About Appen

Appen is a leader in AI enablement for critical tasks such as model improvement, supervision, and evaluation. To do this we leverage our global crowd of over one million skilled contractors, speaking over 180 languages and dialects, representing 130 countries. In addition, we utilize the industry's most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform to collect and label various types of data like images, text, speech, audio, and video.

Our data is crucial for building and continuously improving the world's most innovative artificial intelligence systems and Appen is already trusted by the world's largest technology companies. Now with the explosion of interest in generative AI, Appen is helping leaders in automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products.

At Appen, we are purpose driven. Our fundamental role in AI is to ensure all models are helpful, honest, and harmless, so we firmly believe in unlocking the power of AI to build a better world. We have a learn-it-all culture that values perspective, growth, and innovation. We are customer-obsessed, action-oriented, and celebrate winning together.

At Appen, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a Staff Frontend Engineer, you will be a vital member of our technology organization, working closely with individual contributors and senior leadership. You'll play a pivotal role in designing and implementing new systems and components while mentoring and guiding other software engineers. We're seeking individuals passionate about driving major architectural changes to elevate customer satisfaction in Appen.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Take ownership of mission-critical systems, ensuring their scalability and reliability.
    • Develop highly scalable platforms using React, TypeScript, Java, Spring, Redis, Kafka, AWS, and Elasticsearch.
    • Mentor and coach junior and mid-level software engineers, fostering their professional growth.
    • Contribute significantly to agile and scrum practices, driving continuous improvement.
    • Lead technical projects across teams and departments, collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and technological advancements, driving innovation within the Appen.


    • 10 to 14 years of experience developing web applications with expertise in TypeScript, React, and JavaScript.
    • Deep understanding of client-side frameworks and API-first applications.
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; master's degree preferred.
    • Proficiency in agile methodologies, A/B testing, and continuous delivery.
    • Ability to translate UI/UX designs into prototypes with exceptional user interactions.
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
    • Expertise in client-side performance optimization and modern coding practices.
    • Strong professional experience on complex, large-scale projects with high user and transaction volumes
    • Exposure to popular frontend libraries and frameworks.
    • Preferred:
    • Knowledge of backend technologies such as Java, Spring, and API-first applications.
    • Familiarity with RDBMS systems like MySQL/PostgreSQL and NoSQL technologies.
    • Experience with Containerization, Docker, Kubernetes, and CI/CD solutions.
    • Previous leadership experience in solving complex system problems and managing global.
Appen is the global leader in data for the AI Lifecycle with more than 25 years’ experience in data sourcing, annotation, and model evaluation. Through our expertise, platform, and global crowd, we enable organizations to launch the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence products with speed and at scale. Appen maintains the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform and boasts a global crowd of more than 1 million contributors worldwide, speaking more than 235 languages. Our products and services make Appen a trusted partner to leaders in technology, automotive, finance, retail, healthcare, and government. Appen has customers and offices globally.