Ona Senior Frontend Engineer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Ona Senior Frontend Engineer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Who we are

  • At Ona, we don’t just strive for diversity, we thrive on it.

  • For Ona, diversity has been a spring board for creativity, innovation, and growth.

  • We are committed to giving equal opportunities to employees and applicants regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, age, marital status, or pregnancy status.


  • We’re looking for developers who want to build foundational data systems that drive change.

  • Our team has worked on projects that support democracy, drive social development, record the social infrastructure of entire countries, tally the winners of national elections, and reduce infant mortality.

  • We build software that solves real problems and you will too.

  • Since we’re a startup, you’ll have to be a self-starter who is organized and can manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Since some of our team works remotely, you’ll also need great communication skills and to be empathetic.

  • The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report directly to an Engineering Manager.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Frontend Engineering

  • Lead and build out our frontend products
    Write automated unit and integration tests for frontend code

  • Create well documented code and ensure reuse of internal and external libraries

  • Implement a process to sign-off on approaches before any front-end work begins

  • Stay up to date with front-end engineering technologies and educate project teams on what’s possible, but still feasible and sensible for our needs.

    Frontend UI/UX

  • Prototype user interactions, especially for more complicated UI

  • Ensure styling (CSS etc) is built consistently based on accepted standards and libraries

  • Create, define, and enforce adherence to a Design, UI, and UX style

    Act as a cross-project resource

  • Work on a prioritized set of front-end engineering projects

  • Front-end lead will be resourced across projects during the requirements, technical planning, and/or initial development phases as determined by team leads

    Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • At least 4 years of frontend engineering experience.

  • Ability to write, and an appreciation for the importance of, semantic, well-structured code.

  • Proficient with Javascript and/or Typescript.

  • Experience with modern Javascript frameworks such as React.

  • Experience with CSS preprocessors such as LESS, SASS, and SCSS.

  • Experience building production web and mobile web apps.

  • Strong aesthetic sensibilities.

    How to Apply

    Please send the following:

  • Note describing why you are interested in working for Ona.

  • Current resume.

  • Portfolio of your work e.g a link link to your GitHub page, projects you’ve completed, or your website.

  • (Bonus points) Build something cool using our API, or extend some software we’ve written.

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