Coherent - Front-end Engineer

Mid Level
Front-end Engineer
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Coherent is a Hong Kong insurtech startup that builds products to improve transparency, speed and efficiency throughout the insurance buying process, empowering insurers, brokers and agents to deliver superior customer experience. Founded in 2016 with over 60 team members in Hong Kong and Shanghai, we build next-generation solutions to solve the toughest challenges that insurers and intermediaries face on a daily basis.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for Front-end Engineers who want to be part of a growing InsurTech and use their technology skills and imagination to shake things up in the traditional Insurance business ecosystem. You will work with like-minded peers to develop an outstanding product portfolio and will thrive in an environment where you can achieve personal development success.

What you will be doing in this role:

This position reports to the Solutions Delivery Manager and requires work on Java/Golang projects in an agile environment. Projects will involve in building mini Java processes to be deployed in development environment with ongoing testing at the end of each sprint and prior to release.

  • Build 'Proof of Concept' (POC) prototypes individually and quickly at the technology scoping phase.
  • Build strong network relationships with client’s leadership teams and help translate client’s strategic objectives into executable opportunities across the Coherent product and advisory offering
  • Work with other developers during implementation period to meet customer requirement specifications
  • Create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps/web
  • Build front-end interface with focus on usability features, as well as back-end platform
  • Work closely with pre-sales team to translate requirements/ideas into products/solutions
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle – concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Managing your time effectively and able to work on more than one project concurrently
About you:

We are ideally looking for candidates with a minimum of 3 years solid software engineering experience with exposure to UX design and experience managing integration. You will be:

  • Passionate about cutting-edge technologies
  • Proactive and open-minded
  • Problem-solver and fast-learner
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Demonstrates technical leadership and ability to manage a project end-to-end
  • BSc or higher degree in Computer Science/Info Systems, or other relevant fields as this role involves complex software development and product design requiring solid knowledge in computing languages
  • 2-5 years experience working in a Front-end Engineering role or equivalent
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Hands on knowledge in Golang, Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, C++, C#, Go, React .js etc; Golang experience would be a plus point
  • Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, Oracle and MongoDB.
  • Some understanding and interest of the Insurance industry is preferred
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency or knowledge of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese will be highly desirable
  • Up to date on latest industry trends in mobile / web technologies
  • Proven ability to manage scope creep to reduce business and technical risk
  • Implementing best coding practices, clean coding
  • Some hands-on knowledge in continuous integration and continuous deployment would help
  • Relevant cloud-based/SaaS/IaaS/PaaS exposure is a great to have

Singapore residency (PR or Citizenship) is a requirement as we will not be sponsoring Visas or Work Permits.

What we offer:

What we offer is a promise: No unnecessary governance, no politics and no bureaucracy – our culture and working spirit is real and authentic.

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