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Front-end Software Engineer



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Here at GfK, we strive to empower bold actions for sustainable growth. As a recognized global leader, we know how to innovate and push the boundaries to ensure both our clients and employees succeed, empowered by always-on intelligence.

Currently in the latter stages of our transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology, we are keen to grow our team as we continue to look to the future.

Job Description

About You

You are a seasoned software engineer passionate about building beautiful, functional and performant web applications that delight users. You understand how front ends get delivered to user's browsers and how they execute their code there. You know how to engineer code so that it runs fast and secure for first-time visitors and users who have been using the frontend for hours or days. You are obsessed with separating content from presentation through the adoption and effective use of CSS frameworks. You build to open standards but cognizant of implemented browser behaviour. You build JavaScript front end code with software engineering best practices and have effectively scaled these practices to the size of an engineering team. You follow the technology trends within front end software development, know of the framework of the month and the new shiny tool delivering salvation but have learned to write code that stands the test of time. You have used various frontend code and asset transpilers, compilers and packagers, you know and have used in the past some of these tools and languages: ES6, TypeScript, SASS, LESS.

You will be working...

  • In our Kuala Lumpur Engineering centre.
  • A pivotal member of our team could influence our frontend stack based on a modern framework and tools whilst laying down foundations on front end development standards and practices.
  • As part of a cross-functional agile team of technologists and data scientists, you will be closely collaborating with UX designers and product owners to implement front ends for our new generation of software products.
  • On our customer reporting dashboard will be directly visible to thousands of our clients and directly impact their satisfaction with the GfK's services you would be realising.

You have…

  • Work experience of building single page apps with React and TypeScript
  • Skills to translate UX design to production grade HTML and CSS
  • An understanding of how to consume RESTful APIs and GraphQL
  • A good handle on CSS extension languages like Sass or Less
  • Packaged your apps using tools like NPM or YARN and webpack
  • Experience in various tests: unit, integration, acceptance (and mocking frameworks)
  • A good understanding of version control tools like GitLab/ GitHub/ bitbucket with its configuration and its general pipeline configuration
  • Desired skills in
    • monitoring and alerting using Prometheus, Grafana,
    • shipping your own projects in dockers via CI/CD
    • devops mindset
  • Nice to have experience in:
    • building Micro frontends (MFEs)
    • working in agile practice environments
    • innovation effort for continuous improvements
    • frontend architectural patterns
    • building node.js or other backend technologies like Java/Springboot
  • An open and collaborative mindset both within and outside your team

The Team

We love technology our tech stack stands as a testament to that: We are building cloud native applications with Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Java, Spring and more. We are agile and our focus is on constant improvement in our processes and ways of working and above all ourselves. We embrace change, we put our egos aside and take advice from others. We foster an engaged, open mindset within a non-hierarchical structure. We analyse, create, innovate, and improve.

About GfK

We are a technology company on a mission to enable our customers to make data driven decisions. We provide insights and actionable recommendations by combining our data, market research heritage, and technical prowess in data analytics and machine learning.  Many say they have big data problems. Well, we do have big data, and we also have big problems to solve. We are a group of diverse individuals who work together to apply modern technology and proven practices to solving problems around big data storage, big data processing, machine learning and complex data analysis and visualisation.

For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

We are proud to be an ethical and honest company with an inclusive workplace that focuses on our employees’ full potential. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge.

If you are interested and want to be part of the digital revolution, apply today. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Posted: 148 days ago

City: Kuala Lumpur

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00014878