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Front End Developer

A bit about the role:

We are small engineering team based across London and Prague, which currently owns our B2C application, and consumes a legacy booking system API and content from Contentful via a GraphQL middleware. We’re expanding to take over a B2B React application, and a React Native cruise ship app.

Our perfect candidate will have experience of working on an eCommerce platform at scale, will have juggled multiple stakeholders, have experience of making architectural decisions and led on features from conception and refinement, all the way through to implementation.

They will be level-headed and easy to work with and have examples of them tackling hard problems (reducing risks, communicating with teams internally and cross-functionally, and bringing good results), and will have an eye towards the trade-offs of pragmatism vs engineering at scale.

Our Stack

We are migrating to Kubernetes (AKS), but for now:

  • Tailwind
  • Next.js
  • React
  • Cypress
  • Vitest
  • C# / .NET
  • Node
  • GraphQL
  • Optimizely
  • Azure
  • Cloudflare
  • Docker
  • Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members including Product Manager, UI designers, copywriters, researchers, and other engineers to conceptualize and deliver engaging features for users.
  • Develop frontend features using React and Typescript, styled with Tailwind CSS.
  • Utilize our A/B experimentation framework, Optimizely, to launch and iterate on features.
  • Develop against a headless CMS (we use Contentful), and confident in designing content abstractions that will stand the test of time
  • Ensure quality practices by writing end-to-end tests using Cypress, unit tests with Vitest, and configuring monitoring and alerting systems.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a .NET middleware.
  • Improve existing best practices including test culture, code reviews, mentoring, and documentation.

Skills & Requirements

About you:

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience building modern frontend applications in JavaScript/ Typescript (~3 years), with at least 1-2 years of that experience using React and Next.js
  • Be pragmatic. Balance short-term speed of development with the long-term technical quality of our systems
  • Bring your voice and ideas to the team, thinking beyond the code and about our customers and processes
  • Be proactive and take ownership; sometimes you’ll be battling against legacy processes and systems, but won’t let blockers stay blocked
  • Has an aptitude for picking up new technologies that take them across the stack and has demonstrable experience of learning new technologies and competently integrating them into existing systems or projects.

Key Personal Attributes/Behavioural Competencies:

  • Bring your voice and ideas to the team, thinking beyond the code and about our customers and processes
  • Be proactive and take ownership; sometimes you’ll be battling against legacy processes and systems, but won’t let blockers stay blocked
  • Has an aptitude for picking up new technologies that take them across the stack and has demonstrable experience of learning new technologies and competently integrating them into existing systems or projects.

You will get:

  • To be part of a dynamic and dedicated team, with highly skilled colleagues.
  • Opportunities to work on a global level, with senior management.
  • Excellent growth opportunities and the ability to impact with velocity.

Great Place to Work

  • Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

    Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

  • ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

    ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

  • Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

    Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

  • Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

    Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

  • Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

    Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

About the company

Since 1896, HX have championed sustainability in the expedition cruise sector. From launching the world’s first battery-hybrid expedition cruise ships to banishing heavy fuel oil and single use plastics from our fleet. We are at the forefront of driving sustainable practices in expedition cruises that prioritise greener travel.

For nearly 130 years we have been committed to continuously improving what we do for our guests but also for the people we work with.

We are a group of explorers who want to seek out the very best journeys for our guests but also for ourselves. We take our guests on big life-changing adventures, from the stunning wilderness of the Arctic to the incredible creatures on the Galápagos Islands all on our purpose-built expedition ships. Our HX fleet explore hundreds of destinations in over 30 countries across 5 continents.

Our ambition is strong and lofty – we want to become the number one sustainable expedition brand in the world. But we recognise we need passionate explorers, with can-do mindsets, humble leadership skills which bring people together for genuine interactions in a supportive and collaborative way.

As a newly branded company built on a 130-years heritage, HX is at an exciting new chapter and as we embark on this new journey, we believe your skills and passion could thrive. We are looking for talented explorers who want to join us on our exciting expedition to growth and success. This could include travelling and working in amazing HX hubs both on sea and land. From our impressive new Headquarters in London to our state-of-the-art Customer Service Centre just opened in Prague as well as various offices across Europe, the US and APAC.

One thing you’ll find whether on sea or land is a group of people, all connected with the same mindset and purpose - we want to explore more, champion sustainability and become the world’s very best expedition cruise operator.

Miles Baker | Contact Person

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HX Expeditions

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