Frontend Developer (React, Redux)

Job description

Who we are

Based in London and New York, we are the creative technology company powering over 90% of the world’s interactive video content, enabling brands such as Disney, Ted Baker, and Dulux to explore new horizons in audience engagement and interaction, making their video content much harder working. Our Studio platform uses AI to create hotspots, content overlays, video branching and other features, making every face and object in video content touchable and clickable - and our clients are mostly in marketing, advertising and TV.

The WIREWAX Studio is a SaaS (software as a service) platform, but we also have an award-winning in-house Creative Solutions team who collaborate directly with production companies, ad agencies and brand clients on bespoke interactive projects.   We’re a very ambitious outfit: our mission is to make video as truly connected as everything else on the internet, and it’s a mission which is opening up exciting new possibilities for everyone who works at WIREWAX.

About the role

We’re looking for a talented Front End Developer with an unparalleled appetite to push the boundaries of web technology and a flair for creating seamless user experiences for an exciting and innovative technology business at a time of unprecedented fast growth.

The product you will be working on is our cutting edge SAAS tool called WIREWAX Studio, a Digital Asset Management and Interactive Video creation platform used by big brands and individuals worldwide to create stunning interactive experiences for a wide range of industries.

You will be working with our cross-functional product development team consisting of backend (NodeJS) and frontend (React) engineers as well as our design, UX/UI and computer vision teams to develop the next generation of product features and enhancements.

Try out the product - and see what you will be working on

What you will do as our Front End Developer (React)...

  • Optimising components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
  • Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use
  • Developing brand new user-facing features for our SaaS product using React and Redux


Our ideal team member will have the following talents, skills & experience:

  • Strong experience in JavaScript, including familiarity with ES6

  • Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles

  • Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux)

  • Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs

  • Experience with Responsive design

  • Experience using LESS or SASS

  • Familiarity with code versioning tools such as Git, SVN or Bitbucket

Bonus skills & experience

  • Experience with Back-end technologies like NodeJS, Express, MongoDB

  • Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.

  • Experience with animations and transitions in React using CSS3

  • Experience with React testing frameworks such as Jest or Enzyme

  • Knowledge of and experience working with HTML5 video and other media elements

Why join Wirewax?

  • You'll have the trust and freedom to devise solutions to problems as you see fit, utilising whichever technology you consider most appropriate.
  • You’ll be working as part of a small, super friendly team with a variety of backgrounds, from computer vision research to TV production.
  • Competitive base salary with options available if you’re interested.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A fridge full of tasty beverages, an unlimited supply of crumpets, and an enormous biscuit tin.