Senior Frontend Engineer

Athens
Technology – Engineering /
Full-time /
Hybrid
​​At Kpler, we simplify global trade information and provide valuable insights. Founded in 2014, our goal is to help over 10,000 organisations by offering the best intelligence on commodities, energy, and maritime through a single platform.

Working at Kpler means you'll be a key player in turning complex data into strategic resources for our clients. Your role involves creating data-driven stories that empower clients in their industries.

Your expertise helps Kpler navigate markets successfully. Your journey starts here, where innovation meets impact. Join our team of 500+ talented people from 35+ countries worldwide.


Your future position

We are seeking an experienced Senior Frontend Engineer specializing in frontend development with expertise in React. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering high-quality front-end solutions for a high-traffic web application. As a Senior Frontend Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our frontend architecture, driving technical excellence, and delivering innovative products.

In this team, your mission is to:

    • Mentor a team of frontend engineers, providing technical guidance and coaching with close collaboration with the staff engineer
    • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define technical requirements and priorities.
    • Architect, design, and implement scalable and maintainable frontend solutions using React and related technologies.
    • Utilize mapping libraries such as Leaflet or MapboxGL to integrate geospatial functionality into our applications, customizing as needed to meet specific requirements.
    • Drive best practices for code quality, testing, and performance optimization throughout the development lifecycle.
    • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the engineering team.
    • Stay current on industry trends and emerging technologies, and advocate for their adoption where appropriate.
    • Serve as a technical leader and advocate for front-end engineering best practices across the organization.

It will be a match if you are or have:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience).
    • 8+ years of professional experience in software engineering, with a focus on frontend development using React.
    • Strong proficiency in JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML5, and CSS3, with a deep understanding of frontend frameworks and libraries.
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to navigate complex technical challenges with creativity and pragmatism.
    • Experience working in an agile development environment, with a focus on iterative delivery and continuous improvement.
    • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment

It will be even better if you have:

    • Experience working with mapping technologies, preferably Leaflet or MapboxGL, and integrating them into web applications.
    • Experience with backend development using Node.js or similar technologies.
    • Familiarity with geospatial data formats, APIs, and visualization techniques.
    • Understanding of cloud platforms and experience with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure.
What you will get at Kpler
•We offer competitive compensation & benefits including work from home allowance, medical and life insurance, training and development allowance, paid volunteer work and more!
• You’ll get to work in a truly global work environment, with offices in 7 countries (UK, France, Belgium, Austria, US, Dubai and Singapore), we come from more than 50 countries and speak more than 20 languages
•We have truly embraced the new age of workplace flexibility where you can chose to work fully remote, hybrid or onsite
•You will get a company laptop and you can choose between Windows, Mac, or Linux
•Global maternity (extended leave), parental, festival and compassionate leave policies aligned to the contemporary needs of the family, and individual choices

And you REALLY want to join our Engineering team because:

• Interesting product & challenging technical problems to solve: our market is very specialised and quite complex! This means we build real algorithms and there’s some serious software engineering at work here! 
• Our growth is exponential: we build new features and products everyday! We frequently tackle brand-new business areas which means there’s always everything to build and always an interesting problem to sink your teeth into!
• We are at the cross-road of Software Engineering, Commodity, Energy and Finance. This creates an interesting cultural mix: We value the flexibility, collaboration and employee-centric approach that the Tech culture brings but we also value the pragmatism, hard-working and intellectual excellence expectation that often runs in the Finance and Energy worlds.
• Team of 85+ talented Engineers working with the most modern tech stack

Interview Process
Recruiter Screen: 30 minute video interview with a recruiter from hiring team
Hiring Manager Interview: 45 minute exchange with one of our Engineering Managers from the dedicated team
Technical Exercise: Take home technical exercise 
Exercise Debrief: 1 hour debrief to review the completed exercise
Meet the Team: An opportunity to see the fit and get to know your potential future team!


We're a dynamic company dedicated to nurturing connections and innovating solutions that tackle market challenges head-on. If you're driven by customer satisfaction and thrive on turning ideas into reality, then you've found your ideal destination. Are you prepared to embark on this exciting journey with us?

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Our People Pledge

Don’t meet every single requirement? Research shows that women and people of color are less likely than others to apply if they feel like they don’t match 100% of the job requirements. Don’t let the confidence gap stand in your way, we’d love to hear from you! We understand that experience comes in many different forms and are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.

Kpler is committed to providing a fair, inclusive and diverse work-environment. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.



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