Expert-level React/Redux Frontend Javascript Developer

 Nairobi, Kenya
 9 months ago

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Flare is a tech startup building next-gen emergency response for the future. Named "the 911 of the Future" by Fast Company (, our 24-hour Dispatch Centre provides life-saving services throughout Kenya and our platform powers emergency response for SOS and EMS applications.


The platform

Over the last four years, we've built and deployed a lifesaving platform that has reduced response times by more than 80% and saved thousands of people from previously impossible situations. We are growing and looking for effective developers and product professionals to join our team. Today, the team is 40+ business & ops specialists, software engineers, and emergency dispatchers distributed globally and operationally based in Nairobi and throughout Kenya. We are a goal-driven and results-oriented team focused on the continuous improvement of our technologies and rescue operations.


The Role
This Senior-level Frontend developer will build modern user interfaces for Emergency Responders who use the Flare platform for mission-critical response, communication, and coordination. This role is part of a collaborative team of developers and engineers that work together towards a common goal. We're looking for somebody with significant React, Redux, Typescript and frontend architecture experience.

This is a remote-first role, but you must be within the GMT to GMT+3 timezone range.


The main responsibilities include:

  • Launch new features scoped to improve the lifesaving and ops capacity of the platform.
  • Develop and maintain the code powering the UI for mission-critical tools/services and rescue operations management.
  • Contribute to development of API spec and improvement of existing services and applications.
  • Take ownership on the implementation and translation of business requirements into quality software code, providing proper test coverage and relevant documentation where required.
  • Dedicate required resources into increasing the overall quality of existing software.
  • As a team player, work closely with a creative and technical team and participate to all the phases of the software development lifecycle — including brainstorming and planning sessions as well as daily briefings.


As a senior frontend developer you are required to have the relevant experience and technical background to develop high quality, modern web applications using React, Redux, Typescript, Javascript, and other relevant frontend frameworks.

You understand code architecture best practices, look to streamline and build scalable code.

You are a self motivated person who likes to constantly build and improve the codebases you work on.

You have a proactive attitude; you know how to enhance beside the requirements and look long term.

You are eager to discover what's the last new trend in the frontend world, as well you have the relevant background and experience in order to properly pick the right tools you need.

You know how web applications are built, tested, and released today, including collaboration and architectural strategies.

Technical and professional requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years of senior ReactJS experience working on scaling enterprise platforms and libraries.
  • Solid knowledge of vanilla Javascript and recent ECMAScript specifications.
  • Strong in Redux usage and best practices.
  • Solid knowledge of Typescript.
  • Experience developing feature and data-rich real time platforms or SaaS products.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge on CSS and extensions SCSS, LESS
  • Understanding and familiarity with common frontend-oriented tools, bundlers.
  • Some experience in NodeJS (preferred) and/or other server-oriented programming languages.
  • Experience with CI/CD systems.
  • Relevant experience using tools to develop well written software code, as well as the tools to identify issues and run performance measurements.
  • Experience working in highly-collaborative teams/environments, releasing on live platforms requiring zero downtime and seamless deployments.
  • Good planning, time-management, accurate task scheduling, and excellent communication skills are required.


Lean and agile team of highly-skilled and experienced global tech talent.

Mission-driven team & work; chance to work on live and action-packed lifesaving platform.

Full-time position.

Fast paced, interesting and flexible work environment.

Can be fully remote or partly remote, #LI-Remote

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