Posted on: 
July 2, 2024

Lead Front End Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Front End Engineer

Location: 100% Remote (within +/- 2hrs of Berlin CET or willing to relocate to Germany)

The role

We’re looking for an exceptional Engineer to take full ownership of the Front End, and the team behind it. You’ll be partnering with our CTO to drive technical direction, you’ll develop and grow a team of high-performing software engineers fostering a collaborative, high velocity engineering culture, and you’ll pave the way for our post-Series A expansion.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for someone to build the Engineering foundations of a successful early-stage startup. Every feature that is being ideated will go through you, and every future front-end engineer hire will live the engineering values that you will shape with us and live by.

Initially, this role will be 90% individual contribution (IC) and 10% management. However, we anticipate the management aspect growing to 40% within approximately 6-12 months, with the potential for this to increase as we scale.

About Secfix

Secfix automates security compliance for SMBs in Europe. We help SMBs automate ISO 27001, GDPR, TISAX, and SOC 2 fast and easy. Our platform integrates with a company’s tech stack (like AWS, Azure AD, Jira, etc.), automatically extracts the data needed for compliance, and creates a checklist to become and remain compliant.

About Our Team

We’re a fun, close-knit team on a mission to automate security and compliance for modern companies and become the European compliance automation leader. Our trajectory is fueled by top investors, including Octopus Ventures, Neosfer (Commerzbank), founders of Signavio and many more angels.

We are a team of 18 (and growing!) with founders passionate about Y Combinator product principles and building a great remote culture. We are solving a real need with a huge $97bn market and the future is very bright.

About you

  • You’re a technical expert, with strong JavaScript, TypeScript, and CSS fundamentals and extensive hands-on experience with Angular. You have experience designing and building scalable front-end architecture.
  • You have a proven track record of managing front-end teams and you’re moving your career in this direction, using your strong interpersonal skills and natural empathy to foster a collaborative, outcome-oriented engineering culture. You will collaborate with the CTO, CEO, CSMs, Sales, and Design daily.
  • You have an owner mindset, iterating and taking pride in owning customer-facing features from ideas to going live fast. You strive for great visuals and usability. You’ll always go the extra mile for customers and your teammates, coordinating across functions to cut through the noise and deliver the right solution to the right problem, without getting lost in the details. You are obsessive about the design and have high standards.
  • You thrive in the startup world, having gained experience in this fast paced, agile environment, ideally as an early engineer in a startup. You’ll recognise the need for flexibility and a hands-on approach. You don’t wait for a product manager to create a ticket, you pick it up yourself, fix it, test it, and then mentor others to do it better.
  • You’re passionate about sharing knowledge and championing new technologies.

Role responsibilities

  • As above, this role will be 90% individual contribution (IC) and 10% management. However, we anticipate the management aspect growing to 40% within approximately 6-12 months, with the potential for this to increase as we scale.
  • You'll be the go-to person for all things 'Front End,' taking full ownership and collaborating with the CTO to set technical direction. Working closely with product and design teams, you'll shape and design features for both new and existing products.
  • Your main responsibilities on the individual contributor side will include designing, developing, and maintaining user-facing features using Angular and TypeScript, with a focus on creating visually stunning and scalable UI components. Additionally, you'll improve the frontend architecture, prioritising pragmatic solutions suited to our current development stage.
  • On the management side, you'll spearhead hiring - working with our Head of People to scale a first-class engineering team. You’ll develop the existing team, conducting 1:1s, providing mentorship, and enabling a culture of continuous learning and collaboration. You’ll ensure clean code through extensive code reviews. You’ll establish and promote Secfix engineering culture.
  • At all times you’ll live by and champion, our values:
    - We are obsessed with our customers.
    - We build smart.
    - We create trust.
    - We are hacky.
    - We take ownership.
    - We are leaders of remote.

Our tech stack

  • Frontend: Angular, TypeScript, Ngrx
  • Design Systems: Tailwind, Material Angular components
  • Backend: Java Springboot, Postgresql, Hibernate, Golang
  • Infrastructure: AWS with ECS
  • Tools: Gitlab CI/CD, Figma, Slack, Notion,, Clickup

What We Offer

  • Remote Work: 100% remote work with a virtual office in Gather.
  • Competitive Salary: Industry-competitive local salaries.We pay local rates that are at or above the market. We share this philosophy with GitLab.
  • Equity: Generous equity package – we’re all owners of Secfix and beneficiaries of our collective success.
  • Holidays: 26 days holiday + local public holidays.
  • Health Insurance: Comprehensive health coverage.
  • Development Budget: €1,000 annual personal development budget.
  • Workspace Budget: Remote workspace budget and access to co-working spaces.
  • Annual Retreat: Annual retreat to build connections and inspire ideas (this year we’re headed to Milan!).
  • Tech Equipment: Latest tech equipment (MacBook, monitors, headphones).
  • Company Events: Company-wide events to build relationships and have some fun!
  • Mentorship: We are backed by top VCs and accelerators and have direct access to world-class mentors.

Interview Process

  1. 20 min intro call
  2. 30 min interview with Head of People
  3. Take-home Task and technical presentation
  4. 30 min interview with co-founder & CTO
  5. 2h final "Virtual on-site" where you'll meet the team and co-founders on Gather

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