Senior Web / Frontend Developer

Job description

The Role

You’ll be responsible for frontend development, including working alongside a multi-disciplinary team including service design, to produce a visually compelling and user-centric application. The platform will enable end users to benefit from a beautiful user interface with a state-of-the-art, dynamic and intuitive navigation to build a large community of users allowing them to search and manage research literature, collaborate, and publish own work. This will in part contribute to provide the end users with the best possible recommendations of relevant research literature, conferences, collaboration partners, and more.

To deliver excellent solutions, you should be able to turn design and wireframes into a visually compelling and user focused solution. It is also important that you stay up-to-date with latest trends and technologies in front end design and patterns to make informed recommendations to the team.

You Are

Passionate about delivering a state-of-the-art user interface, and focused on providing a user centric responsive application.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Ability to work with wireframes to produce semantic HTML and beautiful CSS
  • Excellent CSS skills to ensure responsive (cross device) and cross browser compatibility
  • Hands-on UI implementation experience, ideally with proficiency in at least one JavaScript framework such as
  • React (preferable), Angular, Ember or Backbone
  • Good understanding of CSS pre-processors, such as SASS and LESS
  • Fluent in English

Desired Extras

  • University degree, for example in Computer Science
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS frameworks such as Material Design (preferable), Bootstrap
  • Knowledge of ES6, Webpack and Node.js
  • Experience with data visualisation frameworks, such as D3.js, Google Charts, chart.js

About Knowledge E

At Knowledge E we are building SciCloud, the next generation platform bringing scientists, librarians and research managers together in a novel approach to research discovery, publishing and community engagement.

We’re a passionate team of 20+ hands-on entrepreneurs, engineers and research domain experts that want to make the lives of researchers a bit easier and a bit more fun, and make as significant behind-the-scene-contributions as possible to advancing the research front to the benefit for all of us on our little planet. We’re well funded through our existing content subscription-based business and grow steadily through new, dynamic research institutions turning to us for our more recent capacity-building training, publishing and discovery services.

We leverage leading edge technology in an open collaboration with a range of innovative partners in the publishing and research domain. The first version of the new platform was released in July 2017, and is now in live operation at an initial set of research organisations.

We’re now extending the development team with a Full-stack Developer and a Senior Web designer / Frontend Developer. We are looking for team members who get things done, not like talking about getting things done, and we invest in technologies that help us deliver great services and experiences, not just because they’re cool or because we feel comfortable in them.

We offer competitive salary and great benefits like healthcare, housing and schooling allowances, a flexible vacation policy, and more. We are based in the easily accessible X2 Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 5 minutes by foot from the metro, with splendid and inspiring views of Dubai. To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to