Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience -and providing expansive media reach and creative marketing solutions to partners. We run news websites and social channels and marketing and production across Francophone and Anglophone West Africa and East Africa.
We are a platform leading in reach with our news and entertainment content – with millions of regular users per month. We are also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Front-End Developer
About the Role
- We seek a skilled and creative Front-end Developer to join our dynamic online media company.
- As a Front-end Developer, you will play a crucial role in building and enhancing the user interface of our digital platforms, ensuring an engaging and seamless experience for our audience.
- You will collaborate closely with our design, product, and back-end development teams to translate visual designs into functional, performant, and user-friendly web applications.
- User interface implementation: Translate visual designs, wireframes, and prototypes into high-quality, pixel-perfect user interfaces. Pay attention to detail and ensure consistency across different browsers and devices.
- Collaborate with design and product teams: Work closely with designers and product managers to understand requirements, provide technical insights, and contribute to the overall user experience. Collaborate throughout the entire development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment.
- Optimization and performance: Optimize web applications for maximum speed and scalability. Identify and address performance bottlenecks, browser compatibility issues, and ensure smooth user interactions.
- Cross-browser and device compatibility: Ensure the compatibility of web applications across different browsers, platforms, and devices. Test and debug applications to guarantee a consistent user experience.
- Code maintenance and documentation: Maintain clean and well-structured code, following industry best practices and coding standards. Document code, processes, and technical specifications to facilitate collaboration and future maintenance.
- Stay updated with emerging trends: Keep abreast of the latest front-end development trends, techniques, and frameworks. Evaluate and incorporate new tools and technologies to improve development processes and deliver cutting-edge user experiences.
- Collaboration and teamwork: Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including designers, back-end developers, and stakeholders. Participate in code reviews, offer constructive feedback, and share knowledge to drive continuous improvement.
- A Degree in Computer Science, Web Development, or a related field is preferred but not mandatory.
- Professional experience: 2 years of hands-on experience as a Front-end Developer or a related role, preferably within the online media industry. A strong portfolio showcasing previous projects is highly desirable.
- Responsive design: Experience developing responsive and mobile-friendly web applications. Familiarity with responsive design frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation is advantageous.
- Version control: Proficient in using version control systems such as Git. Experience with Git workflows (e.g. GitFlow) is beneficial.
- Web performance optimization: Knowledge of web performance optimization techniques, including asset minification, caching, and lazy loading. Experience with performance testing and profiling tools is a plus.
- Problem-solving mindset: Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and troubleshoot complex issues. Resourcefulness in finding innovative solutions and optimizing workflows.
- Collaboration and communication: Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Strong communication skills to articulate technical concepts and ideas to non-technical team members.
- Continuous learning: Passion for learning and keeping up-to-date with the latest front-end development trends and technologies. Willingness to share knowledge and mentor junior team members.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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