Front-end Engineer



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

About your future team

GfK is providing a solution to measure consumption of digital advertisements and content, including news, video, audio streams. You are responsible to enable GfK’s clients to integrate the required measurement SDKs into their apps and websites. While doing your job you will automatically learn a lot about GfK’s measurement solution, which is a fully cloud-based, highly scalable, high traffic and big data application. This wider knowledge base will help you to perform your job in a self-organized manner and to analyse complex issues independently.

About You

You are a seasoned software engineer passionate about building functional and performant Web SDKs or applications that delight their users. You understand how web-based applications are built, delivered to and execute their code within browsers. You build TypeScript code with software engineering best practices and have effectively scaled these practices to the size of an engineering team. You are obsessed about the quality and usability of your code, you see writing automated acceptance tests as an inseparable part of feature development. You follow the technology trends within web software development, know of the framework of the month but have learned to write code that stands the test of time. You have used various transpilers and modules, you know and have used in the past some of these tools and languages: TypeScript, JavaScript, WebPack, GitHub.

Mission of the role

You will be a pivotal member of our team and will have the opportunity to build a robust Content Tracking SDK to be used by GfK's clients in order enable them knowing their audience and reach metrics.
You will be working as part of a cross functional agile team of a Big Data engineer, an SRE, iOS & Android Developers, Web SDK Developers, a Scrum Master and a Product Owner.

As a Front-end Engineer you will be:

  • A leading TypeScript developer

  • Part of a multi-disciplinary agile team

  • Building Content Tracking Web SDK

  • The example web engineer of that team who helps others to gain some basic web development skills

  • Taking ownership of solving problems - your own problems as well as problems the client has while integrating the SDK 

  • Pair programming with your team mates to bring together your skills and knowledge to rapidly build high quality software

  • Promoting and sharing knowledge around app development, specifically on mobile platforms

Now that you know what a Front-end Engineer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering software, of which the majority and/or most recent experience is with web-based development

  • A solid TypeScript and JavaScript background

  • Packaged your apps using tools like WebPack

  • The opportunity to also become involved (if wished) in native Android Java, Kotlin, Swift , Scala, Bamboo, SonarQube, BrowserStack

  • An open and collaborative mindset both within and outside your team

  • Excellent level of English – both written and spoken

  • University degree or apprenticeship in computer science or similar qualification

It would be a great addition if you have experience with:

  • The media, advertising or market research industry 

  • AWS tools like S3 or Cloudfront

  • CI/CD pipelines and tools like Bamboo and Bitbucket/Git 

  • German language – both written and spoken

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages: 

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use of the latest digital technologies

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 30 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00011593