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Frontend engineer

Full time / Belfast

Curing the most prominent diseases begins with research

Our software helps scientists fight the worlds biggest health problems, like Alzheimer's and cancer.

If you’re clever, driven and ambitious, come join us.

A bit about us

Overwatch helps scientific researchers design, track and collaborate on their studies, freeing up vital time so they can focus on creative problem solving rather than repetitive (and error-prone) activities.

We’re a small but exciting company based in Belfast, our product is used by some of the largest pharmaceutical companies on the planet – that’s why we’ve been named Startup of the Year by the Digital DNA Awards.

If you’re reading this, congratulations; you’re halfway there.

Role Overview

If you haven’t guessed already, we’re looking for a senior front-end engineer.

You’ll be given more autonomy than you might be used to and that’s because our customers demand revolutionary ways of tackling old problems – you’ll often be asked to plot your own direction and see it through to completion.

A big part of this is passion. Passion to learn, adapt and an inquisitive nature about an industry you likely have no clue about (but we promise you it’s fascinating).

You’ll need great engineering skills and the confidence to back them up in a standup, customer call and everything in between.

Collaborating with a range of stakeholders from product owners to other developers and designers will be an everyday thing so good communication skills are vital.

It’s not a stretch to say most life science software has been left in the early 00’s. We’re going to change that. This is your opportunity to be part of a cloud-based SAAS product set to revolutionise drug discovery and improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of experience (post-graduate) with ReactJS, including experience with React Hooks
  • Ability to work with Javascript data types and structures (arrays, maps, sets, etc)
  • Understanding and experience with RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of CSS frameworks such as Sass or LESS
  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Desired Skills

  • Experience with D3, Redux, Storybook, Webpack, styled-components
  • Experience writing data driven tests, mocking, and unit tests
  • Familiar with agile methodologies
  • Experience cloning, branching, committing, and submitting pull requests with Git
  • Dedication, passion, and an eagerness to learn and improve
  • Strong communication skills, knowledge sharing

The Perks:

  • Generous pension contribution
  • Health insurance
  • £3,000 Equipment setup budget
  • Training and education budget
  • 50% off PureGym membership
  • Good, proper coffee
  • Pay-day drinks on us!