Frontend Developer

Job description

Xrysi Eukairia is the leading classified ads company in Greece, specializing in the Real Estate, Jobs, Auto-Moto and Business sectors. More than 1.5 million people in Greece browse Xrysi Eukairia every month.

Our ambition in Xrysi Eukairia is to create a unique environment that will help people effortlessly match supply and demand. Whether it be in real estate, jobs, auto/moto or any of the hundred other categories we support, our goal is to offer an efficient marketplace that promotes such transactions. Under new leadership and focused on customer satisfaction, we are looking for people to join our Engineering department in order to help achieve these goals.


About the job opportunity

This is a technical role but frequent liaison with the product and design team is essential. You will be a part of our frontend team and use your experience to inform our engineering process when building new features and enhance existing ones. You will need to coordinate daily with our backend team, consume existing APIs and take an active role in shaping the API specs of new ones.

We are in the process of overhauling our frontend stack so you will also have an active say in steering towards new technologies.

Job requirements

What Will I Be Doing?

As a Frontend Developer you will:

  • Participate in the design, development and testing of existing and new software applications.
  • Translate the company and customer needs into state-of the-art, functional and beautiful interactive applications.
  • Work in collaboration with our backend and artwork developers in order to translate the company’s and customers’ needs into state-of the-art, functional and beautiful interactive applications.
  • Pay attention to agility and strive for small, frequent and incremental releases that continuously provide value.
  • Write clean and maintainable code, utilizing our coding conventions.
  • Identify, troubleshoot and debug defects in application code.
  • Smartly select and pursue refactoring/restructuring opportunities to make our code easier to understand and maintain.
  • Deliver the best quality code that you can to make our products and sites easier to use.

What skills do I need?

  • You'll need to have experience as a front end developer. Knowledge of HTML, Javascript, Ajax, jQuery and calling RESTful services is essential. Knowledge of frameworks like Boostrap, Foundation or Semantic UI would also be highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of version control (Git) and continuous integration & delivery systems like Jenkins or Teamcity.
  • You will need to have existing experience with working with distributed systems.
  • An understanding of NoSQL databases like Memcached, Redis and MongoDB.
  • Ideally you will have an understanding of Javascript design patterns, working experience with at least of major Javascript framework (React, Angular, Vue), a knack for unit test using a framework like Jasmine or Mocha and some working experience with backend templating languages like Perl Template Toolkit or Freemarker.
  • Greek candidates need to have fulfilled military obligations and ability to communicate in Greek and English (verbal & written form, business proficiency).

Where will I be working?

Your place of work will be our Athens office.

What happens when I apply?

The first step in our hiring process is to review your CV. If you seem to be qualified for this position, we will be having a quick phone call with you to welcome you to the process and we will give you a take home code challenge to work on your own time. Once you submit the response to the code challenge, we will have an onsite interview. The interview time is focused on cultural fit and technical discussion that will make heavy use of your response to the code challenge. The final step is to have a quick onsite discussion to make a proposal.