UI Designer for Motorway

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine

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Description

On behalf of Motorway, Ciklum is looking for UI Designer to join Kyiv team on full-time basis.

About Client:

Motorway is reinventing how cars are bought and sold online. Our mission is to bring the car industry into the future through ground-breaking products and best in class technology. Founded in 2017 we are growing rapidly and power thousands of vehicle transactions every month.

 

Our key products are:

  • The first comparison website for selling your car (motorway.co.uk), enabling sellers to compare multiple real time offers from car buying companies and sell their car in 24 hours. This is a high scale web application with 350,000 users per month
  • An online marketplace for used cars (pro.motorway.co.uk) where professional dealers can search, view and bid on vehicles for sale. This is a brand new product with an aggressive roadmap to develop into a full B2B SaaS tool
  • The technical platform that manages vehicle, seller and buyer data and powers our user-facing web apps. The platform deals with large volumes of data and interfaces with dozens of third party APIs and services

 

We operate a JavaScript monostack, using latest JS features heavily. We use PostgreSQL with the Sequelize ORM and Redis databases. We are currently deployed on Heroku using a microservices architecture. Our team uses Git flow on GitHub, and we have an agile development process.

About the team:

This role is based in our fourteen strong product development team where you will develop major features and new products in our roadmap. It’s an opportunity to join a fast-growing startup in the early stages, build amazing products with a high degree of influence, and change an industry.

Responsibilities

This is a varied role, where you can work on everything from building new features using the latest technologies and standards across all disciplines.

 

  • Developing front-end technology, launching new features and optimizing performance
  • Developing customer-facing code and UI with a focus on usability, performance and progressive enhancement
  • Working with our internal APIs to provide read and write data to our backend services
  • Working closely with design and product teams to create work that has excellent UX and production values
  • Working in our flat-structured development team, and getting involved in the technical and product strategy of the business
  • Championing and implementing software development best practices to ensure our code is high quality, well-tested, scalable and secure
  • Experimenting with new techniques, tools and frameworks to keep us at the cutting edge of modern development

You’ll perform this role across all our products including:

  •  Our customer-facing seller website at motorway.co.uk (an isomorphic React app) and our B2B product (pro.motorway.co.uk) as well as internal tools
  • Our internal app, Dashboard, where the Motorway team access customer and vehicle data and report on performance
  • Our collection of microservices (node.js with Express and Sequelize) that power our user-facing applications through RESTful APIs

Requirements

  • Experience working with designers and implementing amazing user experiences. A firm grasp of the intricacies of HTML & CSS, particularly aware of standards and newer features such as CSS Grid but with knowledge of browser compatibility. Some JavaScript and React knowledge would be beneficial
  • Experience working with version control (we use Git and GitHub), automated testing and continuous integration
  • Experience of agile software development practices and working collaboratively in a team environment
  • A passion for technology and software, demonstrated by personal projects, blog posts or contributions to open source projects
  • A degree or college-level education in computer science, technology, or another web or design-related subject is a plus

What's in it for you

  • A competitive salary and equity package
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Discounted Calm membership
  • The chance to join a rapidly growing, revenue-generating startup
  • The chance to work with the latest and greatest web technologies, free from legacy systems and red tape
  • Fast career progression and the ability to develop your skills and experience quickly
  • The opportunity to build products that have real impact and will change an industry
  • Regular social events
  • A generous options package