Senior Front End / UX Engineer

BuffaloGrid·Belfast / Remote·Salary available on request


About BuffaloGrid

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to reliable power, and yet an estimated 70 percent of the same people have access to a mobile phone. For many, getting their phone charged and connected to a network is a daily challenge. Without the ability to connect, these phone users are unable to take advantage of digital services that could improve their quality of life.

We want to see everyone connected and we want everyone to have an equal opportunity to be included in the digital world. That’s why at BuffaloGrid, we are working to help the next billion get connected and stay connected.

We are supported and well-funded by some of Europe’s best VC funds and have received grant funding from InnovateUK, EU H2020 and Microsoft.

Our Northern Irish based team is made up of experienced innovators and technologists who care about delivering high quality products that will have a positive impact on people’s lives. We value clarity in design, communication and intent. We are committed to building useful things and we lean on the principles of domain driven design to build well thought out solutions to the problems that we seek to address.

About the Role

We are looking for a talented front end engineer, who will be a key part of a team that strives for engineering excellence. You will drive and direct the technical direction of user interaction with our cloud platform, mobile apps and embedded devices. You will create an industry-leading user experience that will help bring mobile power and internet to the next billion people. You will be seen as an advocate for best practice in front end development and will apply the highest standards in usability and accessibility while maintaining a rigorous focus on performance.

Applicants living in Northern Ireland will be given preference as we hope to have an office in Belfast in the future. However, remote applicants from any compatible time zone will be considered as we will all be working remotely for the time being.

Who are you?

  • You are likely to be a skilled front end engineer with several years experience, looking to take the next step in your career.
  • You immerse yourself in the design and development of front end applications, using leading web and mobile technologies, such as React and React Native.
  • You are comfortable with leading the design and delivery of the front end of cloud, mobile and/or IoT applications from design of implementation through to production.
  • You proactively research, evaluate and implement new technologies that improve the user experience.
  • You are comfortable collaborating with UX designers and have experience working with prototyping tools, such as Zeplin or Sketch.
  • You appreciate the benefits of automation for continuous integration, quality assurance and deployment.
  • You are able to write code that interacts with backend APIs while considering performance and security.
  • You understand the importance of delighting users with the products you work on while making sure they remain stable, performant, secure and supportable.
  • You are eager to learn and enjoy sharing your knowledge with colleagues and customers.
  • You may have experience in collaborating across multiple geographical locations.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to join a small organisation and influence the direction we take in building brand new products.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Growth share options.
  • Flexible working environment.
  • Choice of Mac or PC.
  • Pension.
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus 10 public holidays.
  • Work with a company on a mission to improve millions of lives.

How to Apply

Please contact us at and we can arrange a call. We look forward to meeting you.

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