Head of Frontend Development

Lead an international team of frontend developers at a fast-growing startup with global ambitions, and help accelerate the world's digital transformation.

Universal Avenue is hiring a Head of Frontend Development in Stockholm or Gothenburg to lead our talented team of 12 frontend developers working on our platform for simplifying how businesses find, buy, and use digital solutions.

What you will do

As the Head of Frontend Development at Universal Avenue you will help the frontend team build well tested, well architected apps as well as be there to help the team grow.

You will work together with other frontend developers and designers to optimise processes and systems to enable us to deliver a stellar product.

We believe that the best leaders lead by example, so you’ll split your time roughly 50/50 between hands-on development and managing your team.

  • Use Cypress and other testing tools to build and ship working software for our users.
  • Use React.js to construct re-usable, user-friendly components and put them to use throughout our platform.
  • Work with, and learn together with an international team while shipping software to users worldwide.
  • Do code/design reviews and other tasks to help improve the overall quality and stability of our platform.
  • Support your team through regular 1:1s and guide them towards growth and best practices.
  • Recruit more great colleagues to build a world class team of talented, dedicated, and diverse frontend developers.

Who you are

In addition to our ambitious vision and mission, the people and culture here are what most of our team members see as our biggest strengths. To really thrive here you should align well with our core values:

👑 Show ownership by looking at the big picture,  and taking initiative to dig in where needed to help us succeed.

⚡️ Manage speed by getting rid of obstacles to keep a high, sustainable pace.

💎 Represent quality by aiming high, sweating the details, and iterating.

🤝 Earn trust by being communicative and transparent, and by following through on your commitments.

Deliver wow by going beyond expectations, and doing so in a creative, unexpected way.

As Head of Frontend Development you exhibit this in both your own work, and by inspiring it in your team. You care deeply about our users and shipping great features that will make their work easier and their days brighter. You want to write code that is both well architected and well tested. You like when things work the way they are designed to work. And most of all you want to help your team excel by guiding them to the best work of their lives. 

Required Skills

  • 7 years of JavaScript experience
  • 2 years of React.js or similar
  • GraphQL/Apollo experience
  • Experience with Jest, Enzyme, Cypress, or similar testing environments
  • Experience working on large JavaScript projects
  • Experience working alongside frontend developers and designers in Agile projects
  • Experience leading teams of other developers
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken

Nice to have skills

  • Typescript
  • Open source contributions
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Experience working with/on design systems
  • Design experience
  • Sketch or Figma knowledge

What we offer

  • A fast-growing startup on an ambitious mission to digitalize businesses world-wide
  • Freedom and flexibility in how and where you work
  • A diverse team of talented and supportive colleagues
  • Centrally located offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg
  • Six weeks of paid vacation
  • Pension at ITP1 levels
  • Generous wellness grant and weekly training sessions with personal trainer
  • Private healthcare insurance

This is Universal Avenue

Since 2014, Universal Avenue has gained the trust of 23,000 local business owners to supply them with the solutions they need to grow and compete in a digital economy. Our platform unites small business owners, hardware and software providers, and sales partners in one ecosystem.

We are an international team that values personal development and celebrates diversity. Our team currently consists of people from across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Grev Turegatan 5
114 46 Stockholm Directions info@universalavenue.com View page


Östra Hamngatan 1
411 10 Göteborg Directions View page

Freedom to grow

Universal Avenue is a fast-growing startup with global ambitions to help accelerate the world's digital transformation.

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