Front end Developer - permanent position
Hem Design StudioStockholm, Sweden
Hem is looking for a Senior Frontend Developer to join their Digital team.
Hem is a design driven direct-to-consumer brand disrupting the archaic furniture industry on a global scale. Together with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic products for homes and workplaces all around the world – from Alaska to New Zealand. Instead of pushing the margins of mass manufacturing, Hem opted for revisiting traditional craftsmanship techniques and forging collaborative working relationships with a range of the world’s best independent designers to create furniture that is unique, understated and incredibly high-quality. Enabling global marketing and distribution with technology.
By leveraging technology in their core business, Hem is cutting out the middlemen and making their sustainable state-of-the-art furniture, accessories, and lighting available to clients all around the world. With a diverse team of plus 40 people operating from Hem’s showrooms and studios in Stockholm, London, Los Angeles, and New York, their journey is just getting started.
Hem’s technology stack is brand new, with a frontend written in React (Typescript) powered by a backend in Django (Python), built with Fast API and the Django/Django REST framework. Free from old legacy systems full focus is on adding, optimizing and scaling functionality. The full infrastructure is built with a microservice architecture and hosted on Heroku and Netlify.
Who are you?
You have experience with modern development approaches and technologies and have a drive to always find the best technical solution to the task at hand. You have most likely worked several years as a frontend developer and successfully been owning the frontend stack and possibly been leading smaller agile tech teams. We think design and sustainability is important to you and a passion for creating great e-commerce experiences is countered by your issues with consumerism. Having a strong team around each specializing in one of the pillars of Business, Design, and Tech makes you excel within your nitsch where you balance design and tech. You feel comfortable with handling a tech stack written in Python/Django, React (Typescript) and GatsbyJS and can understand the pros and cons of different languages.
Since it is a fast-paced environment at Hem, prior experience from working in a startup/scale-up environment is seen as a big plus.
Since the diverse Hem team consists of 14 different nationalities you need to be fluent in English in both written and spoken form. You are constantly seeking new learning opportunities and get motivated by developing other people by sharing your knowledge.
Senior Frontend Developer – Key responsibilities
- Own the frontend setup at Hem (current frontend written in Django (Python) and React (Typescript)),
- Working closely with digital designers in the digital product team, you take designs and concepts into best-in-class experiences on hem.com and other owned platforms
- Improve on existing functionality and features
- Contribute in strategic planning and roadmap creation with the tech perspective
- Take full ownership of your own work, and independently be able to deliver according to set roadmap and goals
- Sounding board to the Senior Backend/Full stack developer
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