Frontend Engineer (Guild Lead)

Join TrustedHousesitters as they are looking for a Frontend Engineer (Guild Lead)

About TrustedHousesitters

TrustedHousesitters is a global marketplace that is disrupting the pet care and travel industries. We connect a community of home and pet owners with sitters to solve a common two-sided problem - pet care and cost-effective travel. Customers join for one annual fee. After that, sits take place as a trust-based, money-free exchange that sees owners enjoy worry-free travel while our sitters enjoy the company of pets and unlock a world of unique accommodation.

We enjoy exceptional customer retention rates driven by the fact that our owners and sitters realise the amazing value and incredible experiences we can facilitate. We have more five-star reviews on Trustpilot than any other pet care or travel company.

We're fully in scale-up mode and have grown to be the only global platform of its kind. In the last few years, we’ve consistently achieved high year-on-year growth, and have remained resilient throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The USA has become our biggest market, followed by the UK and Australia.

We made the transition to a remote-first business in March 2020 and haven’t looked back. We now have a distributed team across the UK and Brazil. We host quarterly, all expenses paid, company events in Brighton.

We are transforming the pet care and travel landscape. We believe we offer the best solution and our team is united by our commitment to delivering an enriching experience for our customers and having a positive impact on the lives of their pets.

Read about TrustedHousesitters and our amazing member stories:

About the Role

We're looking for an experienced product-centric Frontend Engineer to lead our recently created Frontend Guild. We currently have 3 squads, aligned to different areas of the product, empowered to deliver from idea through to production release. Each squad contains a product manager, product designer, QA, data analyst and frontend/app/backend developers.

As Guild Lead, as well as working as an individual contributor within one of the squads, you will also support, mentor and coach other frontend engineers. You will work with the CTO and Engineering Manager to establish best practice across the whole Engineering organisation, and contribute to and facilitate the Engineering OKR process.

About our Tech

We have engineers working across a range of technologies: React, React Native, Redux, Redux Sagas, styled-components, webpack, Python (Django/Django Rest Framework), Elasticsearch, MySQL, Docker, AWS (Fargate), and more!


  • Considerable commercial experience building performant, accessible, web products, ideally in high traffic, international B2C platforms.
  • Experience in providing technical leadership within frontend engineering
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and supporting other Engineers
  • Fluent in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Deep experience in the React ecosystem
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for UI components, including appropriate testing
  • Great communication skills with an open and collaborative mindset both within and outside your team
  • You must have the right to work in the UK


Learning and development

Keen and curious? From conferences to courses, you’ll be helped and cheered on to grow personally and professionally.

House and pet sitting

We actively encourage all of our team members to go Housesitting whenever possible, offering stipends and flexible working opportunities to help make this happen.

Part of the family

Find a rescue pet to join your family and we'll cover the adoption fees, as well as pawternity to help any pet settle into their new home.

Health and wellbeing

We offer the benefit of "Simply Health" to all employees, offering paid cover for a variety of medical appointments and treatments including dental. Our team all work flexibly, starting any time between 8am and 10am and finishing between 4pm and 6pm to support work-life balance.

Tech and Tools

At TrustedHousesitters, there’s a MacBook Pro for every team member and an annual budget for improving your home office.

Fun and games

We have regular company and team social events, both online and in-person, which gives our remote team an opportunity to connect and celebrate our successes.