What we are looking for:
As one of the co-founders of the MACH Alliance, we are strong believers in MACH, composable architectures and multi-head approaches for enterprise-grade digital (commerce) solutions. Because we experience an overwhelming interest and demand for these services from clients, we are therefore looking to grow our global and local teams to join us on this exciting journey.
In this role, you get to influence and evangelize the strategic direction on front-end best practices on modern front-end architectures
You are a passionate senior technologist and have hands-on experience with composable Best-of-Breed technology solutions enabled by the principles of MACH
You can demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, intercultural and people skills
You are used to working in a headless environment, through modern principles such as Jamstack, Static Site Generators and Frontend-as-a-Service (FEaaS).
This role is, to some extent, location agnostic, but we’re especially looking for talented individuals in USA, Canada.
Before we continue to dive into the requirements for the role let’s talk about Why you should join Valtech?
Flexibility: We trust in the expertise, skills, and actions of our colleagues. That’s why we provide a flexible work schedule that supports work/life balance.
Career Advancement: We offer a career, not just a job. We invest in the personal and professional growth of every employee because we believe growth leads to both business impact and personal fulfillment.
Learning and Development: We foster a culture that encourages and promotes professional growth and development, with continuous learning through our in house LMS (Ask us about the Academy)
What you will do:
We are looking for someone to be at the forefront of our team of front-enders. A strong developer and architect who has the technical skills and mindset to lead the craft into a future hinged on modern design-principles and decoupled front-end architectures. Do you have 10+ years of experience in front-end development? Is there nothing you’d rather do than promote your discipline inside and outside your organization? And do you know how to inspire people and convey a vision? Then you might be our new colleague!
As our Global Headless Frontend Architect, you won’t be bored. After all, you are responsible for the strategy and vision for and the work of an entire craft. On a day-to-day basis, you:
Are the of contact for the front-end discipline, inside and outside the organization, for anything that pertains to decoupled front-ends and Frontend-as-a-Service (FEaaS)
Stay up to date on what is happening in the field and take the lead in determining the (technical) course in the front-end architectures, together with the communities of practice you represent.
Create support for change and build a strong base for scale
Make the organization aware of the increasingly important role of front-end architecture in our projects and ensure that front-end is involved more and earlier in the process
Seek active contact with other disciplines and combine strengths across the organization
Maintain an overview of available knowledge within the discipline, indicate where additional knowledge is needed and actively pursue knowledge sharing
Contribute to projects by leading by example, coaching fellow front-end developers, setting the mark
Actively promote front-end within the organization
Champion Jamstack, headless, decoupled architectures, Static Site Generators and monorepo approaches
Look for ways to simplify an increasingly complex developer experience
Advocate for best practices, fast performance, and scalable solutions
What you should have:
You will be the driving force behind our front-end craft for headless architectures. So, we need you to be enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and strong in your communication and beliefs. In addition, you will need to keep up with new developments in the field and inspire your team with your newly gained know-how. Talking about your knowledge – to help our team and set strategic direction, we prefer you have experience with:
CI / CD Pipelines
Ambitious performance, SEO and accessibility targets
Build & development tooling (like webpack, rollup, Node.js, and Babel.js)
GraphQL and Backend-for-Frontend patterns
Having a front-end lead role and being an evangelist of change
Working in the digital agency world. You have a background at or experience with digital agencies. You understand the playing field, the competitors in the market and the available platforms.
Preferably, but not required, experience with
Familiarity with Microservices and service-oriented architectures
Headless CMS and eCommerce solutions
Here’s a little about us:
Valtech is a global digital agency that focuses on business transformation for our clients. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups with more than 3.000 exceptional individuals operating out of 40+ offices in 15 countries. We work with some of the world’s best-known brands from travel to retail, connected experiences to automotive and we’re now ready to bring on even more talented colleagues to join us.
We believe diversity is essential to creating the best digital products & experiences. Valtech is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
So, if you are looking for your next challenge? Then this is your chance to join our team of exceptionally talented, creative and innovative professionals working with composable Best-of-Breed technology platforms within the large-scale digital experience and e-commerce business area.