Description

Greenpeace International Global IT unit is seeking a talented Front-End Developer to join its new and growing web development team. The Global IT unit provides Global IT services to national and regional offices across Europe, the Americas, Asia & the Pacific and Africa.   
 
This is a full-time position, based in either of established offices in the region of Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary or Spain.
 
As a Front-End Developer, you will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable and reliable front-end code. You will be working on the conception and rollout of a brand new version of Greenpeace’ flagship website based on the Wordpress CMS. You will also be responsible for the creation of web-based style guides and interactive prototypes (and their integration as themes), as well as supporting the end users and resolve front-end related issues.

Your main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  •  Designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable and reliable front-end code;
  • Making decisions related to front-end code architecture and technical approach;
  • Building cross-browser solutions optimized for mobile devices;
  • Translating requirements and mock-ups into fully functioning features using efficient and maintainable code;
  • Performing code review of 3rd party developed front-end code and make recommendation about possible improvements;
  • Participating in the design discussion of new features and change requests;
  • Identifying UI performance bottlenecks, propose and implement solutions;
  • Continuously looking for ways to improve greenpeace.org and implement A/B tests;
  • Writing unit tests in order to prevent visual and performance regressions;
  • Writing documentation to facilitate collaboration and maintenance of the platform;
  • Assisting end user technical questions and troubleshoot issues;
  • Stay abreast of latest trends in front-end development and propose new ideas to enhance usability and performance.

Requirements

What we are looking for:

  •  A Bachelor degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field is preferable.
  • 5+ years experience with front-end web development, preferably on large applications or high traffic websites.
  • Exceptional demonstrated skills with HTML5, CSS3, CSS pre-processors (Sass/Less), JS task runners (Grunt/Gulp), SMACSS and BEM.
  • Ability to develop JQuery plugins and having experience with one or more JS front-end frameworks (Fx. AngularJS, ReactJS, etc).
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with JavaScript (ES5/ES6) including profiling, performance tuning and testing, building or extending themes in PHP, Selenium and/or CSS regression testing, Git and feature branching models.
  • Strong knowledge of web usability standards and cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Proven experience using Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Strong understanding of testing methodologies and test driven development.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a keen eye for details, especially for layout and typography.
  • Ability to work as part of a remote team.
  • Commitment and drive to learn new methods and technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be fluent in English (both verbal and written), an additional language is an advantage.

Compensation benefits

What we offer:

  •  Being part of a stimulating, challenging international organisation committed to protect the planet.
  • Being a member of a fun and dedicated IT team, all striving to reach the same goals and supporting each other along the way.
  • An annual salary in line with an NGO.

Company description

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. It consists of 26 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific as well as a co-ordinating body (not headquarters) Greenpeace International.  Our application of non-violence goes beyond mere physical harm to encompass verbal aggression, threats, gratuitous property damage and environmental harm.  Risk-taking is part of our identity and an inherent part of our work; we aim to take only “smart” risks. Greenpeace International assumes a moral duty of care over our risk-takers that extends beyond our legal obligations to reflect full solidarity with those taking risks.

Contact information

Want to join us? We would like to meet you!
 
Apply with your CV and Cover Letter (in English), telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position.  Please contact our Recruiter at recruitment.int@greenpeace.org should you have any additional questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process.
 
Please note: In order to aid to a fair recruitment process, we will only consider applications submitted via our website.

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Peter Langebeeke

Team Lead Project Management Office
My main driver, as with many other staff working here, is to be part of an organisation its goals I fully support. In a sense implementing an IT system in Greenpeace is the same as in any other organization. At the same time there is a strong feeling you contribute to Greenpeace's overall goals and our 'work-in-the background' truly does have an impact.