New York, Toronto

Front End Architect

Front End Architect

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. 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 of front-end best practices in modern front-end architectures. 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.

He/She/They is a passionate senior technologist and have hands-on experience with composable Best-of-Breed technology solutions enabled by the principles of MACH.

He/She/They can demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, intercultural, and people skills and can work 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 the USA, and 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)

Back to the role:

What you will do:

  • Responsible 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 the 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, and setting the mark 
  • Actively promote the 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:

  • 10+ years of experience in front-end development
  • Vue.js/NUXT, React/NEXT or similar technologies. You should know a lot about JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, and SaaS
  • 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 
  • Shift-left testing 
  • Having a front-end lead role and being an evangelist of change 
  • Edge-computing, like Serverless Javascript / JS-based CDNs and static site generators
  • Familiarity with Microservices and service-oriented architectures 
  • Headless CMS and eCommerce solutions
  • Working in the digital agency world. You have a background in or experience with digital agencies. You understand the playing field, the competitors in the market, and the available platforms.

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 5,000 exceptional individuals operating out of 51+ offices in 19 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.

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