Frontend Developer - Beauty

Chalhoub Group


Ref: GP285-1444

Job description / Role

We are Chalhoub Group, a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 60 years

As we continue to grow, it's our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn't create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals - and beyond. It's an exciting journey we're on, and one you could be part of.

In their endeavor to excellence, the fundamental values all our employees must possess are Commitment, Integrity, Empathy and Flexibility

Our Senior Software Engineer should have a strong grasp of responsive website design and development patterns, principles and workflow. To achieve this integrated approach, our engineer must have a deep understanding of user experience and creative aesthetics while implementing across multi-device layouts.

Our engineer would also be responsible for all aspects of front-end architecture and development including all project related browser and server technologies responsible for rendering the user experience.

What you'll be doing:

- Responsible for architecting and defining the Front-end framework to solve complex designs and interactions that reflect the user experience and creative proposition
- Mentoring and guiding all project activities on multiple small to medium sized projects or one large project
- Shift between a creative and a technical focus depending on the project need and/or the type of project
- Participate in developing supporting proposal materials for projects
- Participate in scoping and planning work
- Write technical documentation (admin guides), white papers, presentations, contributes to determining internal processes
- Be a thought leader in the Front-end technologies and space
- Assist in recruiting of new Front-end employees


What you'll need to succeed:

- Good grasp of data structures and algorithms
- Experience with front-end application architecture and development
- Experience with coding modular object-oriented JavaScript
- Knowledge and understanding about JavaScript design patterns (Factory Pattern, Strategy
- Pattern, Module Pattern, Reveal Pattern, Facade Pattern, Asynchronous Module Definition etc.)
- Well versed with jQuery framework and patterns used. Should be able to write custom plugins for jQuery
- Knowledge about JavaScript MV* frameworks
- Hands-on experience with AngularJS framework and its constructs like custom directives, services etc.
- Hands-on experience with CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS, STYLUS)
- Understanding and hand-on experience with writing modular CSS using SMACSS and Object Oriented CSS methodologies
- Understanding of front-end frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic-UI and Foundation
- Experience with RESTful APIs
- Experience and understanding with writing JavaScript unit tests (Jasmine + Karma)
- Experienced with front-end tooling able to write custom automation tasks for Grunt
- Experienced with architecture and development of front-end tailored for various Content Management Systems in the likes of Sharepoint, Umbraco, Episerver, Sitefinity and Sitecore
- Should maintain and extend front-end development Guidelines and boilerplate that is currently being used as a starting point for projects executed by both internal and offshore front-end development teams
- Should be able to incorporate and understand HTML5 semantic elements and understand the SEO benefits of Microdata and Google Rich snippets for inpage SEO
- Front-end SFCC/Demandware experience
- Team Player
- Communicator
- Detail Driven
- Flexible
- Entrepreneur
- University Degree in Information Systems/ Computer Science
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Ready to join our exciting transformation to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of our customers everywhere? Now's your chance. By being part of our journey here at Chalhoub Group, you can make a real impact on customers and some of the finest brands in the world. In return, you'll have everything you need to innovate your career.

What we can offer you

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.

Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries. We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Amazing benefits

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution & exclusive employee discounts.

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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