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Software Engineer (Frontend) - Customer Platform

About Souq.com:

Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household goods, Fashion, Accessories, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products.

Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Expert HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX coding capabilities. HTML5 and CSS3 are plus.
  • Expert knowledge of browser rendering capabilities, limitations and standards.
  • Experience building international web sites and have a solid understanding of localization best practices.
  • Highly competent with user interface, information architecture principles and the intricacies of web site design for complex functionality.
  • Expert at front­end engineering using Object­Oriented JavaScript, various JavaScript libraries and micro frameworks (jQuery, Angular, Prototype, Dojo, Backbone, YUI).
  • As a Software Engineer (Frontend) you will play a key role in developing both front­end systems and  you will be a member of buying customers experience team.

  • You should have front end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience. 

  • You should be comfortable working with a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) environment and must be able to clearly understand requirements and ask questions to obtain clarity when in doubt.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years with technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

  • Working in a collaborative team environment using tools like JIRA and Git.

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or relevant degree.

Core Competencies:

  • Complex SQL queries and database schema design.
  • Service oriented architecture.
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