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  • Berlin

  • Role: Frontend Software Engineer

    Reporting to : the Chief Technology Officer

    Location: Based in Berlin or ability to relocate

    Compensation: Salary depending on experience + stock options + benefits

    About Faircado - Making re-commerce the new e-commerce

    Faircado is at the forefront of the sustainable shopping movement, making second-hand the first choice for consumers everywhere. Faircado simplifies the search for quality pre-owned items by aggregating listings from various trusted platforms, ensuring a seamless and eco-conscious shopping experience. We’re building Faircado to disrupt and make circular the €200 Billion resale market in Europe, making the planet a better place at the same time.

    Currently, the online second-hand market is fragmented, messy, and time-consuming, so Faircado is creating a movement where the experience of buying second-hand is better than buying new. To date, we’ve built a browser extension that finds second-hand alternatives as you shop online as normal (check it out it’s pretty cool). We're on a mission to scale our user-friendly platform to millions of users, making a tangible impact on the environment and consumer habits.

    Recognized as Product Hunt’s “Product of the Day” on Black Friday, our innovative approach to second-hand shopping earned us the prestigious title of winner at Slush 100, the largest investment pitching competition of its kind. Consequently, we’ve received investment from top-tier investors like General Catalyst and Accel. Moreover, Faircado has been acknowledged as one of the top German startups to watch, a testament to our commitment to growth and impact in the tech and sustainability sectors.

    Tasks

    Do What You Love!

    As a front-end-focused software engineer, your impact will be integral to the success of Faircado.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • You will build a new high-performance, server-side rendered NextJS platform with several million hits per minute.
    • You work collaboratively with Product, UX/UI Designers, and Engineers to scope, design, and implement user-facing features with high complexity that go beyond conventional shopping assistants.
    • In addition, you will implement product features that have a direct impact on user engagement, experience, and monetization.
    • You will take ownership of the whole development cycle – from architectural design to implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
    • Therefore you own your individual code base, write appropriate unit and integration tests, and continuously deploy accepted features.
    • You write elegant, maintainable, and scalable in TypeScript/HTML/CSS.
    • You actively participate in product & feature discovery sessions with our founders and CPO.
    • Fast is not fast enough for you: You will also be responsible for optimising page performance on Faircado.

    Requirements

    We Need You To Have…

    • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a similar role.
    • Substantial professional experience as a software engineer of modern web applications.
    • Experience building web applications using modern JS libraries/frameworks e.g. React, Next.js, TypeScript, and you are interested in expanding your knowledge of these.
    • "Server-Side rendering with React" is in your toolbox.
    • You like working collaboratively on challenges and actively sharing and receiving knowledge and learning.
    • Experience writing unit and end-to-end tests
    • Experience with building multilingual applications
    • Understanding of UX design principles
    • Experience in building/automating CI/CD pipelines
    • Self-starter, highly motivated, ready to accept challenges, willing to take ownership of topics and deliver results
    • Knowledge of agile development e.g, Scrum or Kanban is a plus
    • You are a great communicator, and comfortable with an English-speaking work environment.

    Bonus points:

    • Experience with JVM Languages.
    • Experience with search technologies (e.g., ElasticSearch, Apache Solr, Lucene).
    • Knowledge of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques.
    • Experience working in a startup environment.

    Benefits

    What We Offer…

    • The chance to tell a story about being part of the team creating the circular economy for eCommerce and smart consumerism.
    • A collaborative, dynamic environment where your creativity is valued and encouraged.
    • A competitive salary
    • Employee stock options
    • Health and wellbeing options (including Urban Sport Club)

    As part of our team, you can look forward to an international and inspiring work environment that encourages you to proactively approach your work and tackle tasks with a lot of freedom at hand. Your ideas are significant to us. Not only is our product portfolio diversification, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a severely handicapped degree do not play a role. Ready to make an impact? Let's grow together! Are you a fit for the role but aren’t familiar with our tech stack? Apply regardless and we’ll consider you.

    Apply now and show us what makes you the Frontend software engineering wizard we need at Faircado!

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