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Frontend Engineering Lead

Aku is a funded and fully licensed payment-led digital bank on a mission to disrupt cash and drive financial inclusion one mobile device at a time. We are dedicated to leveraging innovative technology to disrupt traditional banking and payment systems.
Aku is looking for a Lead Frontend Engineer who will manage the development of responsive, user friendly web applications at Aku. Aku is looking for a Lead Frontend Engineer who will play a pivotal role in enhancing user experience. By implementing visual and interactive elements that users engage with through our web browser when using a web application and on any mobile device.

Job Description

• Design overall frontend architecture of web and mobile applications.
Utilize a variety of markup languages to write web pages.
Maintain code integrity and organization; write clean code which is well-tested and well-documented.
Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards, and security best practices.
Build reusable code and libraries.
Take a high level of ownership and responsibility for the work that you do.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as product managers and designers, to align technical decisions with business objectives.
Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.
Communicate engineering strategy and status updates transparently and effectively to stakeholders and senior leadership.
Make trade-offs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation.
Mentor juniors and organize training sessions or workshops to share best practices and new technologies with the team.
Maintain quality and responsiveness of applications.
Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
Assist backend engineers with coding and troubleshooting.
Developing features to enhance user experience on web and mobile applications.
Ensure that all user input is validated before submitting to the backend.
Develop web applications that are cross-browser compatible.
Strike an excellent balance between functional and aesthetic design.
Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.


• Solid experience in complex software projects with end-to-end ownership
Strong professional background (5+ years) in our technology stack: Typescript, ReactJS, Webpack, Next.js
Ability to write clean, testable, maintainable, and well-documented code and treat security as a first-class citizen.
Proficiency in agile methodologies, continuous integration and deployment, test automation, cloud-based infrastructure, and tooling
Analytical proficiency, both in the technical and in the product domain
Ability to think outside the box and to work independently.
Excellent communication skills that are clear, concise, and targeted towards your audience - engineering, product, or other stakeholders
Plus: Experience with other UI engineering technologies
Plus: Prior experience working in fintech (Lending, Savings, Payments, VAS)


🔆 Flexible working hours

🔝 Remote friendly

👩🏻‍⚕️ Health Insurance

😎 Team-building events

🌃 Paid Leave Days

Application Deadline

30th of August, 2024