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Senior React Engineer

Summary
Senior React Engineer
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 5 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

Senior React Engineer


Description

Senior React Engineer


Digital Technology @ KFC …


At KFC, our platform has constantly evolved to make it as easy as possible to order our great chicken. We brought our development in-house four years ago which has helped to drive collaboration and innovation. Here at KFC, we empower people to be their best selves, make a difference and have fun.  


Think you can only buy our chicken in-store at our restaurants?! Think again! We’ve created a fast, simple omnichannel experience to help people order and get their food in the way that is most convenient to them, whether that be through our app to collect service via the front counter or drive-thru, in-store kiosk integrations, or fully integrated aggregator delivery (Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc) and there’s more to come. 


We use React on our front-end and Node.js on our back-end, within a Serverless environment (AWS), so experience with JavaScript is ideal, but we’re happy to support your learning if you don’t have it. You can read more about our tech stack here…  

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/the-technology-behind-kfcs-finger-lickin-good-success/

 


About the role…


As a Senior React Engineer in the KFC Digital Tech Team, you’ll be working to support the development of the Front-end website and eCommerce web and mobile app. Your focus will be on creating high quality, structured, reusable and annotated code.


You will have experience in development and be proficient using third party open-source packages and relevant code libraries. As part of a team consisting of Developers, Scrum Masters, QA’s, DevOps and Designers, you will be able to communicate with these departments, contribute to ideas, and innovate where required.


Whilst we’re one of the world’s biggest and most loved brands, we’re still a small tech team of around 40 people (and growing!) so it’s a great environment to get exposure to lots of different projects. Everyone gets to contribute and collaborate so you should be comfortable discussing and challenging ideas with other QAs, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps Engineers and Designers.


Areas you will impact...

·       Bootstrap and improve existing applications including mobile, web and Kiosk

·       Working in a cross-functional team of engineers, UX designers and product managers to build intuitive applications

·       Build first class UIs using the latest in web tech: TypeScript / React / gRPC/ Contribute to tooling and shared component library as part of a design system

·       Write performant, scalable and reusable components

·       Participating in conversations around technical design and tradeoffs

·       Mentor junior and mid-level engineers to teach them best practices and share your experience

 


What we’d love from you…


Technical Experience…

·       React JS & Redux (highly proficient)

·       React Native (highly proficient)

·       Typescript

·       Jest testing framework

·       Front-end skills (HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript / Ajax)

·       Experience using code version control systems (GIT).

·       Experience building responsive websites and applications.

·       Experience of integrating with web services and APIs, including REST endpoints.

·       You will have experience and be proficient using third party open source packages and relevant code libraries like Google SDK


Nice to have:

·       NodeJS

·       AWS Serverless…. Lambda, SQS, S3 Buckets

·       API Development (REST or GraphQL)

·       Experience writing custom JavaScript, with or without frameworks.

·       Working in an Agile framework before i.e. Scrum & Kanban

·       Experience of QA/Test frameworks such as Selenium, Detox, load testing (Blazemeter), unit testing (Jest/ Mocha/Chai).

 


About You…

We deliver together as a team so are highly collaborative, even when remote, so we’re looking for skills to help further foster this…

·       Familiarity and use of Agile frameworks including Scrum & Kanban

·       Team Player

·       Proactive and not afraid to ask questions or for help when needed

·       Good communication skills (especially verbal)

·       Positive can-do attitude

 


What we can offer you...


Rewards, Progression and LOTS of Recognition!


A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including: -

·       We can offer flexibility – our RSC is in Woking.

·       Company and performance related bonus

·       Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution

·       Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover

·       Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 5 extra days per year

·       After 5 years’ service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days

·       Study support may be available for job-related qualifications

·       Competitive parental leave and flexible return to work options

·       Flexible and Voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Health Screening and Gym Discounts.

·       Opportunity to flex your benefits to create a Wellbeing Fund you can use throughout the year


KFC can be a sociable company if that’s your thing, and we strive to incorporate our company value of fun whenever we can from payday drinks to weekly sports clubs; there's extensive wellness and mental health support with Sanctus Training and yoga classes so you can choose how little or how much you get involved. 

 


If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!

 

Senior React Engineer


Digital Technology @ KFC …


At KFC, our platform has constantly evolved to make it as easy as possible to order our great chicken. We brought our development in-house four years ago which has helped to drive collaboration and innovation. Here at KFC, we empower people to be their best selves, make a difference and have fun.  


Think you can only buy our chicken in-store at our restaurants?! Think again! We’ve created a fast, simple omnichannel experience to help people order and get their food in the way that is most convenient to them, whether that be through our app to collect service via the front counter or drive-thru, in-store kiosk integrations, or fully integrated aggregator delivery (Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc) and there’s more to come. 


We use React on our front-end and Node.js on our back-end, within a Serverless environment (AWS), so experience with JavaScript is ideal, but we’re happy to support your learning if you don’t have it. You can read more about our tech stack here…  

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/the-technology-behind-kfcs-finger-lickin-good-success/

 


About the role…


As a Senior React Engineer in the KFC Digital Tech Team, you’ll be working to support the development of the Front-end website and eCommerce web and mobile app. Your focus will be on creating high quality, structured, reusable and annotated code.


You will have experience in development and be proficient using third party open-source packages and relevant code libraries. As part of a team consisting of Developers, Scrum Masters, QA’s, DevOps and Designers, you will be able to communicate with these departments, contribute to ideas, and innovate where required.


Whilst we’re one of the world’s biggest and most loved brands, we’re still a small tech team of around 40 people (and growing!) so it’s a great environment to get exposure to lots of different projects. Everyone gets to contribute and collaborate so you should be comfortable discussing and challenging ideas with other QAs, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps Engineers and Designers.


Areas you will impact...

·       Bootstrap and improve existing applications including mobile, web and Kiosk

·       Working in a cross-functional team of engineers, UX designers and product managers to build intuitive applications

·       Build first class UIs using the latest in web tech: TypeScript / React / gRPC/ Contribute to tooling and shared component library as part of a design system

·       Write performant, scalable and reusable components

·       Participating in conversations around technical design and tradeoffs

·       Mentor junior and mid-level engineers to teach them best practices and share your experience

 


What we’d love from you…


Technical Experience…

·       React JS & Redux (highly proficient)

·       React Native (highly proficient)

·       Typescript

·       Jest testing framework

·       Front-end skills (HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript / Ajax)

·       Experience using code version control systems (GIT).

·       Experience building responsive websites and applications.

·       Experience of integrating with web services and APIs, including REST endpoints.

·       You will have experience and be proficient using third party open source packages and relevant code libraries like Google SDK


Nice to have:

·       NodeJS

·       AWS Serverless…. Lambda, SQS, S3 Buckets

·       API Development (REST or GraphQL)

·       Experience writing custom JavaScript, with or without frameworks.

·       Working in an Agile framework before i.e. Scrum & Kanban

·       Experience of QA/Test frameworks such as Selenium, Detox, load testing (Blazemeter), unit testing (Jest/ Mocha/Chai).

 


About You…

We deliver together as a team so are highly collaborative, even when remote, so we’re looking for skills to help further foster this…

·       Familiarity and use of Agile frameworks including Scrum & Kanban

·       Team Player

·       Proactive and not afraid to ask questions or for help when needed

·       Good communication skills (especially verbal)

·       Positive can-do attitude

 


What we can offer you...


Rewards, Progression and LOTS of Recognition!


A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including: -

·       We can offer flexibility – our RSC is in Woking.

·       Company and performance related bonus

·       Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution

·       Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover

·       Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 5 extra days per year

·       After 5 years’ service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days

·       Study support may be available for job-related qualifications

·       Competitive parental leave and flexible return to work options

·       Flexible and Voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Health Screening and Gym Discounts.

·       Opportunity to flex your benefits to create a Wellbeing Fund you can use throughout the year


KFC can be a sociable company if that’s your thing, and we strive to incorporate our company value of fun whenever we can from payday drinks to weekly sports clubs; there's extensive wellness and mental health support with Sanctus Training and yoga classes so you can choose how little or how much you get involved. 

 


If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!

 


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 5 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

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Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK