Lead Frontend Engineer

Jakarta /
HQ Department – Engineering /
HappyFresh is the fastest-growing online grocery marketplace in South-East Asia and Asia's Best Company to Work For 2019. Headquartered in Jakarta, we have expanded to major cities in three countries and now operate in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Every day, our team delivers the #FreshlyHandpicked quality groceries to thousands of customers.

As a company, we are here to deliver a simplified life by providing an easy grocery shopping experience with a high-quality service. With our HappyFresh Culture, we believe we can achieve our goals with you in it. 

In terms of structure, you will be working in a cross-functional and self-organized team. From day one, we believe in “no silos” as an achievable goal. We do need the “right” engineers—those who are willing to collaborate, who value direct feedback, dare to challenge assumptions, and believe in continuous improvement. We know very well that when you create a product for everyone, you have to involve everyone. That is why at HappyFresh, we value inclusion over elitism, skills over credentials.

General Responsibilities:

    • Designing and implementing new features for our user-facing client front end
    • Writing clean, maintainable and efficient code
    • Designing robust, scalable and secure features
    • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
    • Following best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, SCRUM, refactoring, code standards)
    • Driving continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into design

Lead Frontend Engineer Key Responsibilities:

    • PM's technical counterpart
    • Defining the technical direction for the team and work effectively in the execution of the team’s goal
    • Promote a positive attitude and de-escalates conflict within the team
    • Make sure our teamwork is always back on track whenever it’s left behind
    • Nurture the team culture. Customer focused; embed a customer focused culture in the team. Motivate and celebrate both big and small wins for the team, and individual team members' achievements. Fosters effective communication within the team
    • A record of creating sweeping improvements in stability, performance, and scalability across major business-critical systems
    • Involve in people development (e.g. hiring, coaching, mentoring, etc), in order to continuously ensure the team capacity--high quality engineers with the right skill set.

Technical Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or min 6 year working experience in Frontend development experiences
    • Proven working experience in web programming
    • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML, CSS, Javascript.
    • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
    • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
    • Experienced in creating and maintaining large code-bases with clean code, versioning.
    • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
    • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
    • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript or Ruby on Rails

Bonus Point If You Have:

    • Strong knowledge of Javascript language and Browser API.
    • Strong knowledge about modern Front-end paradigm and concepts like Single Page Application, Server-side rendering, Client-side rendering.
    • Familiarity with current Front-end Stacks and framework like Node.js, Express, React.js, Next.js or another stacks like Angular, Typescript, etc.
    • Familiarity with CSS preprocessor like SCSS / SASS.
    • Experienced developing and configuring current Front-end building processes like Webpack, Babel, etc.
    • Experienced working on tuning front-end performance like Google Web Vitals, etc.
    • Knowledge about experimental / current technologies like AMP, Service-worker is a plus.

General Requirements:

    • Having an agility mindset, working previously with agile development framework are preferred
    • Experience managing small team, 3-5 engineers
    • Advanced problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
    • Excellent in prioritisation
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
    • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process


    • Employee discounts: affordable grocery special for HappyFreshers!
    • Generous medical, dental, and maternity insurance
    • HappyHealth; allowance provided to HappyFreshers for health activities and health-related items
    • LinkedIn Learning access for all courses!
    • Work-from-home days
    • 12 days of paid leave per year, plus additional 1 day off for every work anniversary 
    • HappyFit; a free & fun exercise time along with HappyFreshers inviting professional trainers
    • HappyMind; a psychological consultation program with experts from Clinician, to keep your mental health in track
    • Lactation room for working mothers
    • Occasional celebration for when we achieve something big together!

See what it's like to work here: http://happyfresh.com/careers