Lead Front-end Engineer

By 10. March 2017

Lead Front-end Engineer

Working at Grape

We value high code quality in terms of readability, reusability and maintainabilty the same way we value speed and efficiency of development. We prefer composition over inheritance, functional over object oriented.

We value participation in open source. We are not just using open source projects, we try to give some‐ thing back. We encourage developers to release reusable parts of their code under an open source license.

We use two-weekly Scrum sprints and daily standups (in the chat) for planning.

Tools and libraries we use (to name a few):

What we are looking for

You’ll work closely with all different team members at Grape to speed up our front-end development to build new features and products. You will be shipping code to thousands of active users every day. You will lead a team of two people (you and another frontend-engineer) and make decision regarding the web-client.

Our engineers are also very comfortable working directly with customers to tackle bugs and answer tricky support questions. It’s important to write code with customers in mind so that we can provide the best experience possible with Grape.

You are you expected to have the following technical skills:

  • High level of JavaScript programming skills (at least 5 years of experience)
  • Experience with JS libs (React, Redux, Flux, Ember, Backbone…)
  • Good active knowledge of common web technologies and related tools (HTML, CSS, …)

Bonus points:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Basic understanding of Sketch or Adobe Photoshop

What we value

Clear communication, a positive can-do attitude, open mindedness, patience, empathy and the ability to work independently. We are looking for a person who understands our culture and wants to be part of a team of people passionate about our product.

As one of our core values, working as a No Ego Doer is an important part of being part of our team. You’ll need to be aware of when you have assumptions, and be disciplined about working with other team members in order to test and confirm your ideas.

Perks and benefits

We hope that you’re excited about all the possibilities that come with working at Grape! In addition to our beautiful office close to the city center of Vienna, we also offer the possibility of working remotely. However, we do offer help for your relocation as we want you to feel at home in Vienna.We want you to be happy, inspired and to become the person that you wish to be. You will work with team members around the world and across time zones to build a better culture and product.We organize a couple of company retreats per year to spend quality time with the whole team. Our latest retreats have been a day trip to Bratislava and a full week in the beautiful alps of Tyrol.

Additionally working at Grape offers these perks and benefits:

  • Shares in our company
  • Highly competitive salary
  • MacBook Pro (or similar Linux/Windows machine) and two monitors
  • Unlimited amount of coffee and club mate


Write us a mail with a brief text about you, a picture of a rhinoceros (to make sure that you are able to fully read our job descriptions), CV, if you have one, and (most importantly) links to previous projects and GitHub accounts.

Join the grape!
Felix Häusler

Written by Felix Häusler

Felix loves product design, marketing and good coffee. He follows the tech scene closely, with a special focus on SaaS businesses and a guilty pleasure for space travel. He is always available for questions and feedback via @felix_hau on twitter.

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