Job opening: Senior front end developer

Are you ready to take a step into uncharted territory? Ready to learn modern skills that a vast majority of front end developers don’t know, that make you stand out as not only great – but excellent?

Andreas and Mattias working together in front of a screen, looking a bit puzzled.

As a senior front end developer at Axess Lab you will create applications that focus on helping users with disabilities. This requires a strong base in modern front end development frameworks like Angular or Vue, but also a willingness to learn the required accessibility skills. Luckily we have the best accessibility teachers in Sweden on board to get you started! Below is an image of one of them – Hampus. He’s a UX:er but we like him anyway!

Hampus outside the office making a victory sign with his fingers.

We’re a small but growing company – soon to reach the “10 colleagues” milestone.

The tech team consists of two dedicated front end developers, two full stack developers and two accessibility experts that you will work with, guide, and learn from.

A normal day at Axess Lab for a Front end developer

At the daily scrum meeting you help one of the junior developers with some questions, and then start working on breaking down some of the new designs that you’ve received from the UX-team. The suggestions need to be implemented in Angular 5, so you decide how to do that, add issues to JIRA and assign yourself or the other team members to some tasks. You find some ‘non default’ behavior that you suggest doing in the ‘default’ way instead. The team agrees and the design is updated.

You begin the day by implementing a new feature or fixing a bug of your choice, and during lunch you listen to a colleague who has prepared a short presentation about Automatic Accessibility Testing with aXe in CircleCI. You realize your project could also utilize this process, and spend the rest of the day setting it up together with the colleague.

We are looking for someone with

  • At least 5 years experience of front end development.
  • Solid knowledge of Angular, Typescript,  Javascript (ES6+), HTML5 and CSS (SCSS/SASS).
  • Experience of build tools like WebPack, Grunt or Gulp.
  • Experience with large 3rd party libraries like (but not specifically) Highcharts, D3, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Social Logins, etc.
  • Knowledge of CD/CI with tools like Jenkins or CircleCI
  • A curiosity for digital accessibility (experience with digital accessibility work is a bonus).

These are some bonus traits:

  • Social skills (we do a lot of meetups and community events).
  • Enjoy sharing knowledge with others in our “Competence Lunch” events
  • Have personal experience of disabilities.
  • You enjoy working in a fast growing start-up and you can imagine taking on a leading role in the company in the future.
  • You have side-projects or work with open source contributions (we even pay our employees for this kind of stuff!)
  • You hate dresscodes as much as we do 😉

Some other things that can be nice to know about us

  • Our office is a 5 minute walk from Odenplan train station in central Stockholm (Google maps)
  • We’re a small company – some would say we’re a startup – which you might have some preconceived ideas about..! But we don’t work 16 hours a day, pay terrible salaries and have sleeping bags in our office. We’re far past that. We have a healthy, balanced atmosphere, good salaries, pay for training/courses, have active-health-benefits (friskvårdsbidrag) and a collective agreement.
  • We have flexible working hours and many of us work from home 1-2 days a week.
  • Want to work part-time? That’s fine! We know life is about a lot more than work. So let’s talk about it!

Some images from the office

Lounge area just inside the entrance. Comfy place to work!

Entrance to office. Big lounge area with sofas and a stage.
Our open workspace. Here different companies sit in the same area. Some rent flexible seats (you clear your work space after every day). But we have fixed places with height adjustable tables, so we can leave our desks (almost) as messy as we want..!
People working in an open workplace setting.

All chairs in the lunch area have tennis balls at their feet. This is actually an accessibility feature to improve the sound environment:

Chairs by lunch table, with tennis balls at the chairs' feet.

Accessibility training is awesome! Here a participant is trying on glasses that simulate a vision impairment:

Woman with sight impairment glasses.

How to apply?

Let’s keep it simple! Drop us an email at hello@axesslab.com, tell us a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team.