Frontend Engineering Lead



Software Engineering
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Aku is a funded and fully licensed payment-led digital bank on a mission to disrupt cash and drive financial inclusion one mobile device at a time. We are dedicated to leveraging innovative technology to disrupt traditional banking and payment systems.

About the Role
Aku is looking for a Lead Frontend Engineer who will manage the development of responsive, user friendly web applications at Aku. Aku is looking for a Lead Frontend Engineer who will play a pivotal role in enhancing user experience. By implementing visual and interactive elements that users engage with through our web browser when using a web application and on any mobile device.

Job Description
• Design overall frontend architecture of web and mobile applications.

• Utilize a variety of markup languages to write web pages.

• Maintain code integrity and organization; write clean code which is well-tested and well-documented.

• Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards, and security best practices.

• Build reusable code and libraries.

• Take a high level of ownership and responsibility for the work that you do.

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as product managers and designers, to align technical decisions with business objectives.

• Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.

• Communicate engineering strategy and status updates transparently and effectively to stakeholders and senior leadership.

• Make trade-offs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation.

• Mentor juniors and organize training sessions or workshops to share best practices and new technologies with the team.

• Maintain quality and responsiveness of applications.

• Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.

• Assist backend engineers with coding and troubleshooting.

• Developing features to enhance user experience on web and mobile applications.

• Ensure that all user input is validated before submitting to the backend.

• Develop web applications that are cross-browser compatible.

• Strike an excellent balance between functional and aesthetic design.

• Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.

• Solid experience in complex software projects with end-to-end ownership

• Strong professional background (5+ years) in our technology stack: Typescript, ReactJS, Webpack, Next.js

• Ability to write clean, testable, maintainable, and well-documented code and treat security as a first-class citizen.

• Proficiency in agile methodologies, continuous integration and deployment, test automation, cloud-based infrastructure, and tooling

• Analytical proficiency, both in the technical and in the product domain

• Ability to think outside the box and to work independently.

• Excellent communication skills that are clear, concise, and targeted towards your audience - engineering, product, or other stakeholders

• Plus: Experience with other UI engineering technologies

• Plus: Prior experience working in fintech (Lending, Savings, Payments, VAS)