Frontend Engineer (Mid)

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

KatKins Opportunity

Did you know that some cat food contains as little as 4% meat? Cats are carnivores – they need meat to thrive – but cat food companies use powdered animal derivatives because it’s cheaper and easier, and they top it up with grains and fillers that cats find hard to digest. It’s all about shelf life and profit; not what cats really need.

We do things differently at KatKin. We’re changing the cat food industry, with our 100% Fresh-cooked premium meat recipes, delivered to doorsteps everywhere. Each recipe is designed by our in-house vets and nutritionists, to be the very best (and tastiest) nutrition for cats.

And the results show: 93% of cat parents see a health transformation in their cats when they join us. It means we’re saving cat lives, and putting pressure on the rest of our industry to be better – to make cat food that’s good for cats. Ready to help us?

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

The energy here will blow you away, from day one. We’re an ambitious, passionate, rapidly-growing start-up, and we never back down on our mission to make cats healthier and happier. We’re proud of what we do, proud of our exceptional products, and you’ll be a central part of that.

It’s an exciting time to join us too. Our customer base is growing every day, and so are our team and our product range – moving into not just cat food but wider cat health products. Surrounded by knowledgeable scientists, big creative thinkers, astute business brains, and a whole team of cat lovers, you’ll know that KatKin is a mere whisker away from becoming a household name, making a difference for cats and cat people everywhere.

The Role

Millions of cat parents engage with KatKin every month, and as a Frontend Engineer at KatKin, you’ll work alongside our Engineering team in bringing our hardcore cat parent’s digital journey to life.

You will work closely with our Engineering Lead, Product Manager and the rest of the Engineering team to help meet the day-to-day and long-term ambitions of KatKin and it’s stakeholders. You will own and create the components and technology necessary to provide a best-in-class experience for cat parents whenever they visit our website or use our subscription service.

We are a close-knit, focused team who are committed to consistently delivering high quality technology, on time, as part of a tech-driven mindset that lets us focus on building the right solutions for scaling our business into the future.

Key ownership areas
  • Shared responsibility for the maintenance and quality of codebases and infrastructure

  • Delivering new components in line with our Frontend software requirements

  • Evaluating and implementing new technologies to scale and streamline our software pipelines

  • Working closely with our Backend Engineers to ensure efficient, scalable, fit-for-purpose solutions for getting information to our cat parents, when they need it

Who we are looking for:
  • Good familiarity with RESTful web services

  • 3+ years experience as a full-time developer in a frontend or similar role

  • Excellent understanding of React and Typescript

  • A good understanding of working with headless CMS systems such as Prismic, Contentful, Strapi or Storyblok

  • Mission-driven, high energy and a natural sense of curiosity and urgency for results

  • Experience in TDD or BDD and the right mindset for scenario-based development

  • A genuine passion for technology

Nice to haves
  • Strong familiarity with the foundational features of AWS, ideally with experience building and deploying into their services

  • Experience in building and maintaining reusable component libraries

  • Good understanding of server-side frontend technologies such as NextJS

  • Keen on keeping up with the latest developments in the frontend and React ecosystem

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and tools, particularly Github Actions

  • Experience with Cypress/any test automation

  • You have a cat, or two or three! And you are passionate about doing the right thing for them.

What We Offer
  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • No egos and a small close-knit team

  • 25 days of holiday every year plus your birthday off

  • 4 week WFA (work from anywhere) policy

  • Up to 2 days WFH every week

  • 12-weeks paternity / maternity leave

  • Discount on KatKin fresh food and pantry products for your cat

  • Comprehensive AXA health insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget

  • Company pension

  • Regular company socials and lunch provided on Tuesdays

  • All the fresh fruit, soft drinks, tea and coffee you can eat and drink; great banter and a cat (and dog) friendly office

To Apply
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About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact
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