Frontend/UX Software Engineer

The Role

We are looking for a creative UX and Front-end Software Engineer to join our team! This is a chance to use your creative and coding skills to shape up early-stage tech businesses by launching digital products to the market. You will be working with a small team of experts in technology and business, accessing the best minds of the start-up scene in the North to provide unbelievable solutions for our clients. 

You’ll gain exposure to the full lifecycle of the start-up world – developing ideas, building MVPs, understanding finance and exit strategies etc. – whilst having the opportunity to present at meetups, and conferences, build a personal profile, and develop your career as the company grows. This is an exciting chance to work on a variety of technologies and products and learn from the best.

As a Frontend/UX Software Engineer, you will:

  • Guide and design and UX decisions to meet the founder’s vision
  • Work on hands on implementation of the product, using modern web and cross platform frameworks
  • Work as part of the team, sharing and reviewing ideas, mentoring and guiding junior team members through technology architecture and implementation details
  • Have an inquisitive and curious mind, often exploring the inner workings of the tools and libraries you use to understand how they work

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Front End UX Software Engineer:

  • Demonstrable understanding of best practices in software engineering
  • Working knowledge or CSS, HTML and one of the popular Javascript web/cross platform framework (React, Vue, Svelte, ReactNative, Flutter)
  • Ability to lead and mentor a development team focused on quality and speed
  • Effective communication with technical and non-technical stakeholder during the design and development phases of project delivery
  • Enjoy participating in the full lifecycle of the software product: from idea and design, via implementation and user interface, to operational considerations
  • Be able to write clean code, take pride in your work and value simplicity and productivity as part of your daily routine, always putting user experience first
  • Flexible remote working practices (not fully remote)

Company and Benefits

At thestartupfactory.tech, we’re a team of grounded folk who love working with tech start-ups to turn their founders’ ideas into real products on the market, incorporating tech innovation and customer-centred thinking into everything we do. Our ambition is to put Manchester on the map as the Silicon Valley of the North! 

We work with entrepreneurs, early stage start-ups and investors to help articulate, define and realise their vision. We work on a partial sweat equity model to help you get to the next stage of the start-up journey including Proof-of-Concept (PoC) and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) builds, participating in the startup growth and success 

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary + contributory pension
  • 26 days’ holiday plus public holidays and summer working hours
  • Every Friday dedicated to R&D and personal learning 
  • 4-day week during summer, so we can all find the right life/work balance
  • High-spec MacBook laptop on arrival, and a cool office in the city centre
  • Profit-sharing-  the whole company participates in our startups’ success
  • Flexible remote working practices (not fully remote)

Apply

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, email us: hello@thestartupfactory.tech

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Wherever you are on your startup journey, get in touch and let’s unpack your thinking together and see where we can help turn your idea into a reality.