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Senior Front-end Developer



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Winnow as they are looking for a Senior Front-end Developer


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Dubai United Arab Emirates

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Expires at anytime

About us

Food waste is a $1 trillion problem – costing the world over 1% of global GDP. We’re dead set on solving the problem and looking for people to help us achieve our mission. We, at Winnow, believe that food is far too valuable to waste, and that technology can transform the way we produce food. Our team is made of people who all share a passion for food and technology.

Winnow was founded in London in 2013 to help the hospitality industry prevent food waste through internet of things tools in the kitchen. We have worked with hundreds of sites and are operating in over 30 countries around the world supported by our offices in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Romania and North America. We are a rapidly growing company with a strong base of clients who are rolling out our system globally. We have blue-chip customers including Accor Hotels, IKEA, IHG, Marriott, Compass Group and many others.

Winnow’s clients on average reduce waste by over 50% by value and sustain savings. Winnow has now worked with hundreds of sites to reduce food waste, including hotels, universities and schools, staff restaurants, event/hospitality kitchens, buffets, pubs, and high street restaurants. Where the system is permanently adopted, pre-consumer waste value is reduced by 50% - 70% with no detrimental impact to the perceived quality or value of the offer to their customers. This represents a typical improvement of food cost savings of 3% to 8%, commonly a 40%+ increase in profitability for operations.

As the global leader in addressing food waste, we are committed to continue pushing the envelope on what technology can do to solve this problem. Winnow Vision, our new artificial intelligence-based technology, is trained to automatically track all food waste thrown away. It has won awards at the World Economic Forum and has been received tremendous enthusiasm from our clients and the industry. You can read more about it on our website and this article in Forbes.

About the role

We are looking for a seasoned front-end developer to help us build digital tools across our business. We develop and manage our own platform and we use a variety of server-side technologies. Our favourite candidates are developers that follow best practices in developing complete user interfaces with a focus on quality and performance, an eye for detail and willing to take ownership and care of their work.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with our teams and deliver new features to our clients
  • Be in the loop with the latest developments in FE technologies & techniques and apply them pragmatically (result driven, not hype driven)
  • Contribute to architectural decisions for our apps, especially the new ones
  • Collaborate with our back-end teams to design sensible RESTful APIs
  • Implement our new design system together with the UI/UX team and aid in transitioning our older apps to it
  • Write automated tests (mainly e2e & component tests) and ship with confidence

Our Technology

Technology is at the forefront of what we do, and the success of our company is based on our world-class technology and on finding solutions to real world problems that have not been solved to date. Our current stack includes:

  • Languages: Javascript, Java, Python, Go
  • FE specific: Vue v2 & v3, Vite, Tailwind CSS or SCSS, Cypress, D3 for data visualisation
  • Android apps (Kotlin/Java)
  • IoT "smart" edge devices (Android tablets / Nvidia TX2)
  • Linux-based embedded OS on our Edge devices
  • AWS Cloud using EC2, Aurora, S3 and other services
  • Kafka, MQTT
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery using Jenkins, SonarQube
  • Terraform, NewRelic for infrastructure management
  • Test Driven Development environment with focus on testing, quality output and clear scoping
  • Agile processes like Scrum or Kanban (each team chooses the best approach to drive results)
  • JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket (Atlassian stack)


  • Deep knowledge of core aspects of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JS, scaling and performance)
  • Significant experience shipping complex web apps built with at least one of the well known frameworks (Vue, Svelte, React, Ember, Angular)
  • Experience with Vue, especially v3 is a big plus. However, after working extensively with a different framework, many concepts will be familiar. We value the broader scope understanding of frameworks and the tradeoffs they make.
  • Understanding of the core concepts of automated testing and common methodologies or strategies.
  • Appreciation for UI/UX work and an attention to details. Ultimately that’s what matters to our clients the most.
  • Keen on mobile first and responsive design practices
  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems and a basic understanding of infrastructure setup in order to deploy your app and maximise performance
  • Experience in contributing to existing project(s) with imperfect documentation and rapidly evolving requirements.
  • Experience using tools like JIRA and Confluence in a Agile environment
  • Professional and precise communication skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving small company environment where things change based on data and customer feedback.
  • Basic understanding of back-end technologies


  • Competitive base salary
  • Stock options
  • Life insurance
  • Company funded health insurance
  • We finish work on Fridays at 3pm in every Winnow office around the globe
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 22 days of paid vacation time in addition to national holidays
  • You will love what you do – waking up every day solving one of the biggest social problems of our generation
  • Committed team members with broad experience who share a common passion to build a world class business

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