EF Education First
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a Frontend developer at EF English Live, you will be a key contributor to the platforms and technologies that we use to bring people closer to Learn English. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team combined with the best from marketing, operation, product, design, UX and content experts to incorporate the leading web technologies into their day to day work.

You will collaboratively drive the solution deliveries, covering evaluation, design, implementation, assist test automation, and oversee the solutions go live; You are expected to be a key influencer in the team, with the ability to multi-task and when necessary teach and instruct co-workers, you may attend meetings with project stakeholders as required to ensure the needs are met and successfully delivered. You are expected to act as one of the key change agents to reinforce the technical best practices/workflows across the teams; You are expected to be one of key voices in our technical community to not only know how to get the job done, but how we could improve as a whole.


-Design, develop, support, release and maintain all existing and new applications.
-Research and recommend tools and techniques for improving the SDLC.
-Provide assistance to testers and support other teams in troubleshooting system issues.
-Reviewing application requirements and project documentation; asks follow-up questions as needed in order to gain a full understanding of requirements.
-Working hands-on with both backend and other frontend technologies.
-Being involved in team architectural discussions.
-Solving complex problems, creating object models, defining API's, building web services.
-Working in a very iterative/agile development environment.
-Able to quickly transition through short (weekly) release and sprint cycles via continuous integration, testing and delivery methodologies.
-Work directly with architects, developers and stakeholders to gain solid understanding of business application and requirements for which the application is being designed.
-Provide assistance in training on key functions of the product.
-Continuously refactor and optimize the system to improve the efficiency and quality of the development cycles.


-Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science/Engineering majors
-Minimum 4 years' working experience in software development in an Agile environment

Strong Evidence:

-The idiosyncrasies of JavaScript and its strengths and weaknesses
-Good working knowledge of one or more SPA frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Vue.js)
-Routine use of source control and test frameworks
-Familiarity with AngularJS and Node.js
-Enterprise repository systems like Git, SVN or Stash and related development workflows.
-Proven experience of working in a continuous integration and delivery environment with help of automation frameworks for testing and deploying the system.
-Participate in development of long term planning for new projects and facilities in an Agile environment.
-Experience and ability to advice, teach, train and instruct co-workers.
-Working closely with management team in evaluating current systems and making decisions on future development.
-Solid knowledge of transactions, multi-threading, security and encryption implementations in complex websites.
-Ability to locate the source of a problem.
-Updates and modifies existing implementations to improve efficiency.
-Performs work of high difficulty in designing, writing, editing, modifying, and debugging computer programs.
-Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of staff.


-Work in a Multinational Office (30 different nationalities)
-Work with Passionate People
-25 Days Holidays
-Pension Salary Sacrifice Scheme
-Private Medical Insurance
-Child Care Voucher
-Cycle to Work Scheme
-Discounts at selected local Restaurants, Shops, Hair & Beauty, Sports & Fitness
-Office Free Gym, Pilates & Yoga
-EF Football Fridays
-EF Running Club
-Career Opportunities Internationally
-Monthly Happy Hour in Office
-Summer & Christmas Party - 'no expenses spared'

About Us

We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 500 offices and schools across 54 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 50 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.