Information Technology Product & Services

Front End Engineer ( Javascript)

Bengaluru
Work Type: Full Time

SOFTWAY

Who are we looking for ? 

A Fullstack JavaScript  Engineer ( Javascript/HTML/CSS) , who is adept at creating visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces for websites, web applications, and other digital products. Their primary focus is on the front-end development, which involves translating design mockups and wireframes into interactive and functional web interfaces. The UI Developer plays a crucial role in ensuring a positive user experience and engaging user interface design. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company’s vision and strategy. 

A true-blue Engineer at heart, who constantly evolves and is on a continuous learning drive, experimenting and finding solutions to challenges. Openness to explore different technologies and focused on solving, keeping the big picture in mind.

Details of the position: 

Title: Software Engineer II

PortfolioModernizing Technology & Operations (MTO)

Department: Technology Services


 Vision of the portfolio

The Modernizing Technology & Operations (MTO) portfolio is the driving force behind transformative change for our clients, leading the charge in modernizing technology to elevate our client’s businesses to new heights of success. With a relentless commitment to innovation and excellence, we empower our clients to upgrade, enhance or replace their technology infrastructure, architecture, systems and applications to operate more efficiently, and embrace the latest advancements to stay ahead in their industries. By leveraging a blend of existing and cutting-edge technologies, we catalyze organizational transformation, delivering measurable results and positioning our clients for sustained growth and competitiveness in today's rapidly evolving world.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Specialization & Work Product:You will take on more complex tasks and actively contribute to architectural decisions. Your expertise will extend beyond just implementing features to optimizing performance, ensuring scalability, and enhancing maintainability. You'll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into technical solutions and your code will be of higher quality.

Teamwork & Collaboration:You'll play a more significant role in fostering teamwork and collaboration within the team.  You'll collaborate closely with your team members to achieve project goals, translate their visual designs and wireframes into interactive and functional web interfacesYou'll actively engage with stakeholders to gather requirements and provide regular updates on project progress. You'll collaborate effectively with team members from different disciplines, such as project management, creative services etc., to ensure alignment and smooth project execution. Your ability to communicate and work collaboratively will contribute to the overall success of the team and the project..

Project Roles: You'll take on more significant & diverse project roles, such as leading the development of entire features or subsystems. You'll collaborate with project managers to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables. You'll be responsible for ensuring the successful completion of project tasks, including coordinating with other team members and resolving any issues or dependencies. Your project roles will contribute directly to the achievement of project milestones and goals.

System Design: You'll be an active contributor in system design, architectural discussions and proposing design solutions for new features or enhancements. You'll work closely with consultants and fellow engineers to ensure that designs align with overall system architecture and scalability requirements. Your system design skills will be crucial in shaping the future evolution and growth of the solution..

Learning & Development: You'll take ownership of your learning and development journey, seeking out opportunities to expand your technical expertise and skills. You'll actively participate in training programs, workshops, and conferences to stay abreast of industry trends and best practices. You'll mentor engineers and share your knowledge and experiences to foster a culture of continuous learning and development within your projects and portfolio.

Sales, Account Development & Client Engagement: You'll have increased opportunities for client engagement, such as participating in requirement gathering workshops or presenting technical solutions to clients. You'll actively listen to client feedback, understand their needs, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver solutions that exceed client expectations. Your ability to build rapport with clients and communicate technical concepts effectively will contribute to successful project outcomes.

Solution Design & Architecture: You'll take on a more active role in solution design and architecture, contributing to architectural discussions and proposing design solutions for new features or enhancements. You'll work closely with a wide array of functional teams and personnel across various roles to ensure that designs align with overall system architecture and scalability requirements. Your solution design skills will be crucial in shaping the future evolution and growth of the software platform.

Communication:You'll communicate with a broader audience, including stakeholders, clients, and cross-functional teams. You'll present technical solutions, provide project updates, and engage in discussions to resolve issues or make decisions. You'll adapt your communication style to suit different audiences, conveying complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner. Your ability to articulate ideas and build consensus will contribute to effective collaboration and project success.

Innovation, Experimentation & Improvement: You'll take on a more active role in driving innovation within the team and the organization. You'll identify areas for improvement and propose innovative solutions to address business needs or technical challenges. You'll lead by example in experimenting with new technologies and methodologies, evaluating their feasibility and potential impact. Your innovative mindset will inspire others to think creatively and explore new opportunities for growth and improvement.

Thought Leadership: You'll begin to contribute insights and perspectives to engineering discussions and decision-making processes. You'll share your software engineering knowledge and experiences with your peers and seek opportunities to learn from others. Your enthusiasm for learning and willingness to challenge the status quo will inspire others and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Mentorship & Development: You'll provide guidance and support to team members within your portfolio. You'll share your experiences and insights with them, helping them develop their technical skills and professional competencies. You'll foster a culture of mentorship within the team, where knowledge and expertise are freely exchanged, and everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. Your mentorship will be instrumental in shaping the future leaders of the organization.

Portfolio Capability Growth: You'll continue to build a rich and personal list of successfully completed projects that demonstrates your expertise and accomplishments. You'll take on challenging assignments that stretch your capabilities and allow you to showcase your growth, ability to lead projects, and your problem-solving skills. You'll actively seek opportunities for career advancement and professional development, leveraging your past and present project work to position yourself other opportunities & positions within the organization.

Culture & Strategic Initiatives: Within your project teams, the portfolio and the wider Softway organization, you'll support and foster Softway’s culture by living out Softway’s values, principles and behaviors.




Skills and Qualifications:

Proficiency in cloud computing principles and infrastructure technology, with hands-on experience across various cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other cloud service providers.

Strong grasp of networking concepts, including advanced understanding of IP addressing, DNS, and routing protocols.

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex infrastructure issues, such as optimizing server configurations and diagnosing network connectivity problems.

Comprehensive understanding of customer operations and workflows, with a proven track record of identifying pain points and implementing solutions for process improvement.Advanced understanding of immersive technologies such as AR, VR, and mixed reality, and their application in creating digital and physical showroom experiences.


TECHNOLOGY MUST HAVES:

  • Strong coding skills in HTML/CSS/JavaScript essential for building interactive and responsive user interfaces

  • Proficient in design tools like Figma, Adobe XD or Sketch

  • Extensive knowledge of SCSS/SASS pre-processor and CSS Variables 

  • Implemented solutions using design systems or CSS libraries- Tailwind CSS, Material UI or Bootstrap

  • Strong understanding of User Experience (UX) principles to develop wireframes and prototypes and ensuring the UI aligns with user needs and expectations

  • Strong understanding of User Experience (UX) principles to develop wireframes and prototypes and ensuring the UI aligns with user needs and expectations

  • Streamline the development process and enhance code reusability with front-end frameworks and libraries like React, Angular or Vue.js

  • Experience with State Management tools like Redux, React-Query, MobX, Zustand

  • Proficient in building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use

  • Proficient in interaction design, including animations, micro-interactions, and transitions, to create engaging and user-friendly web interfaces

  • Prior experience with CMS tools like Hubspot, Sitefinity or Wordpress/Joomla is essential

  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles, mobile-first development, cross-browser, and cross-os compatibility

  • Proficient in API consumption and knowledge of API creation to enable seamless integration of web applications

  • Experienced with version control systems such as GIT 

  • Good understanding of developer tools

  • Understanding of tools like speedcurve, lighthouse, webpagetest for web performance optimization


Understanding of Technology Frameworks


Common Technologies: Proficiency in common technologies relevant to Modernizing Tech & operations, including but not limited to:


Cloud Platforms

AWS (Advanced services: EKS, Lambda, CloudFormation)

Azure (Advanced services: AKS, Azure Functions, ARM Templates)

Google Cloud Platform (Advanced services: GKE, Cloud Functions, Cloud Deployment Manager)

Networking and Infrastructure

Advanced TCP/IP, DNS, VLANs, VPNs

BGP, OSPF, Advanced SDN

Network security practices

Programming Languages

Python (Advanced scripting, automation)

JavaScript/Node.js (Complex backend services, serverless architectures)

PowerShell/Bash (Advanced automation, server management)

In Person Meetings & Travel Expectations:

In-Person Team Meetings: Regular attendance for in-person team meetings is required. 

Company Meetings / Retreats: Attendance for all Company-wide Meetings and/or Retreats is mandatory.

Client Visits: Occasional travel for client visits may be necessary. Travel frequency will depend on client requirements and or international travel laws / restrictions.

International Collaboration (India & US): Willingness to travel to India and/or US as requested to collaborate with cross-functional teams is required. 

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