Senior Frontend Engineer

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the role

As a Senior Frontend Engineer you will be joining one of our delivery teams or our product teams, with the opportunity to move across teams. Our delivery teams are responsible for visualising insights from the output of our data scientists, whilst our product team builds the technologies underpinning these projects. As a rapidly growing organisation, roles are dynamic and subject to change.

Your role will evolve alongside business needs, but you can expect your key responsibilities to include:

  • Lead a team of frontend engineers

  • Hire into an existing team of frontend engineers or build an entirely new team

  • Prioritisation, planning, coordination and communication of frontend features within the frontend team but also to external stakeholders

  • Maintain the best practices and standards common to the whole frontend capacity of Faculty

  • Training, mentoring and onboarding of new frontend engineers

  • Create learning resources to be used across the team your are leading

  • Setting up and maintaining the development and deployment infrastructure for the frontend team you are a part of

  • Work with our data scientists, data engineers, UI and UX designers to build client facing products to bring Faculty's machine learning work to life

  • Be involved from with the product life cycle from idea generation to shipping

  • Actively look out for the best open source technologies to be used in development of Faculty's client facing products

  • Be the go to authority for frontend software engineering within your team

  • Create and maintain reusable component libraries that are used in projects company wide

Who We're Looking For

At Faculty, your attitude and behaviour are just as important as your technical skill. We look for individuals who can support our values, foster our culture, and deliver for our organisation.

We like people who combine expertise and ambition with optimism -- who are interested in changing the world for the better -- and have the drive and intelligence to make it happen. If you’re the right candidate for us, you probably:

  • Think scientifically, even if you’re not a scientist - you test assumptions, seek evidence and are always looking for opportunities to improve the way we do things

  • Love finding new ways to solve old problems - when it comes to your work and your professional development, you don’t believe in ‘good enough’. You always seek new ways to solve old challenges

  • Are pragmatic and outcome-focused - you know how to balance the big picture with the little details and know a great idea is useless if it can’t be executed in the real world

  • Have experience in working directly with clients and end users to conduct: Requirements Gathering, Technical Planning and Scoping

  • Have a drive to learn new technologies and novel applications of existing technologies

  • Technical mentoring

To succeed in this role, you'll need demonstrable experience in the following:

  • Building scalable, maintainable, and tested web applications in React

  • ES6 JavaScript, HTML, CSS3, or related web technologies

  • Experience writing TypeScript or other typed languages

  • Experience building backend APIs with Node JS

  • Data visualisation techniques and implementations, such as d3

  • Building and Design systems for use across multiple platforms

  • Build tools, such as Webpack and Babel

Culture & Benefits at Faculty

The Faculty team is diverse and distinctive, and we all come from different personal, professional and organisational backgrounds. We all have one thing in common: we are driven by a deep intellectual curiosity that powers us forward each day. This curiosity pushes us to seek truth and understanding in everything we do, to execute work in a nimble and pragmatic manner, to foster talent in one another and always to challenge assumptions.

Faculty is the professional challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be surrounded by an impressive group of brilliant minds working to achieve our collective goals. Our consultants, product developers, business development specialists, operations professionals and more all bring something unique to Faculty, and you’ll learn something new from everyone you meet. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on a high-growth start-up now poised to expand internationally.

Fostering talent is one of our core values, it’s built into our culture and what we offer. Faculty was founded by people who are passionate about continuous learning, and adding value to our people.

Some of our benefits:

  • Unlimited holidays: We encourage each other to use this time to take a break, work on personal projects, or to spend time with their friends and family.

  • Genuinely flexible working: We believe people have needs, responsibilities and interests that require something different to a strict working day. We trust people to organise and take accountability for their own work and do our best to support their lives outside Faculty. We provide you with all you need to work from home, including a laptop, keyboard, chair…even Sony headphones!

  • Equity: We want you to benefit from Faculty’s growth and success.

  • Fantastic private health, optical and dental insurance for you & your family - including 24/7 unlimited virtual private GP appointments and covering pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Access to mental health coaching with Sanctus

  • Free breakfast, weekly lunches and more fruit, drinks and snacks than you could ever eat when you're in the office.

  • We work hard and make sure we enjoy what we do. So we have frequent socials and informal get-togethers to help make sure you enjoy your time with us. You’ll make friends and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

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