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Principal Front End Engineer



Software Engineering
Sydney, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world of hourly work “works”. Businesses that use Deputy unlock thriving workplaces – one where staff are engaged and empowered, customers are served well, businesses are legally compliant, and companies profits thrive. For decades, software has primarily driven innovation in knowledge work businesses (Slack, Zoom, Asana, Notion), rather than hourly work businesses (think cafes, retail, manufacturing, medical clinics) – we are here to change that!
Deputy is a global cloud SaaS workforce management software company, HQ'd in Sydney (AU), San Francisco, and London (UK). We’ve helped 10s of millions of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, run thriving businesses.
We have crossed $100m ARR, with strong financial stability and backed by leading US/Global investors. Our Target Market is about 60% of the world’s workforce, an ambitious vision, matched with an incredible values-led culture. Come join us!
Mission "The Why"
Are you a visionary in the world of frontend development? Do you have a track record of shaping the architectural landscape of cutting-edge projects? If so, we invite you to join us as a Principal Frontend Software Engineer and be a driving force behind our technical innovations.
You will wake up every morning knowing that the work you do will help millions of users worldwide.

Responsibilities "The What":

  • Define and lead the strategic direction of our frontend architecture, shaping the future of our technology stack.
  • Serve as a technical authority, providing guidance and mentorship to our engineering teams.
  • Architect and implement complex frontend solutions that align with our long-term business objectives.
  • Drive discussions on new solutions, architectural choices, and emerging technologies.
  • Ensure that our technical decisions uphold the highest standards of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security.
  • Share your expertise through documentation, design reviews, code contributions, and technology discussions.
  • Collaborate closely with the product and design teams to conceptualise and implement high-impact features.
  • Promote innovation and a culture of excellence within the organization.
  • Advocate for and implement advanced testing methodologies and CI/CD practices.

Competencies "The How":

  • Execute on strategic direction including shifts in technology and paradigms.
  • Extensive experience as a frontend software engineer, with a proven track record of technical leadership.
  • Mastery of JavaScript and frontend frameworks (e.g., Vue, React, Angular).
  • In-depth knowledge of modern HTML5, CSS techniques, and UI design principles.
  • Expertise in microservices architecture, RESTful APIs, and frontend best practices.
  • Proficiency in modern frontend stack, frameworks, and tools (e.g., Webpack, ES6, CSS).
  • Familiarity with advanced technologies like WebSockets, Local Storage, and asset/build management tools (e.g., Webpack, Babel).
  • Strong background in industry best practices, including TDD/BDD and CI/CD techniques.
  • Proven ability to shape architectural strategies and drive technical innovation.
Why join? 🤔
- Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
- Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.
Perks 🙌
- Share Options
- Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
- Flexible Work Policy
- Company wide Development & Coaching
- Hackathons
- Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
- Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
- Mental Health Support
- Munch & Learns
Our mission 🚀
At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.
We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.
Check out this video: Deputy Explained
Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd.
Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills.
Interested? Apply now