Project Agora - Front End JavaScript Engineer

Development · Remote or Athens or Patras, -
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Project Agora, a ThinkDigital Group (TDG) company, is a Media Technology SaaS on a mission to keep the Open Web Open. In our day to day, we work with over 500 top digital Publishers and E-tailers in EMEA supporting them to maximize the value of each of their website visitors.  


Project Agora has enjoyed a steady growth of more than 50% a year since founding in 2014. Our teams are an extraordinary group of talented, active, and innovative people who care about more than just building cutting edge technologies. We challenge ourselves to work with the best. We are Fat Cow Killers improving process efficiency, Rainmakers bringing stunning results, I+Valuers supporting colleagues, customers and partners, Always Curious exploring ways to innovate and we have Positive Bigfoots carrying self-sustainable digital minded happiness to other people. 


Your Impact  


To deliver on our noble mission, we are looking for a talented Front End JavaScript Engineer. You will join an established and fast-paced environment by participating in all stages of the software development life cycle: from design and development to continuous integration, deployment, and maintenance. Within our growing organization, you will have the opportunity to work together with 80+ engineers and become part of one of the leading Ad-Tech companies in EMEA. As Front End JavaScript Engineer, you will grow and maintain team’s technical excellence by harnessing practices that drive high-performance standards.  


Being part of a fast-growing scale-up organization, the role requires a methodical, results-oriented, agile and passionate Engineer professional to contribute to the technical culture of the company. 


The successful candidate has the flexibility to be based in Athens or at the TDG’s Tech Hub in Patras or to work remotely.  


Key Responsibilities  


Work as part of our Ad Tech team responsible for:  

  • Software executing on 4,500+ publisher sites  
  • Servers operating at 300,000+ requests per minute  
  • Services hosting 12,000,000,000+ Ads per month  
  • Work closely with engineering, product and support team to gather and translate requirements into technical solutions  
  • Ship well-designed, testable and maintainable code  
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems  
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system  
  • Outside the box thinking is required to bring cutting edge technology in-house  


 We’re looking for someone who  

  • Has 5+ years of proven experience in vanilla JavaScript development with a solid understanding of its fundamentals (Prototype inheritance, Event Loop and Async Patterns, Modules, Closures, ES6+)  
  • Has strong HTML5/CSS3 experience  
  • Is skilled in debugging using JavaScript-based tools like Chrome Developer Console  
  • Has a solid experience with WebAPIs (ie. Intersection/Mutation Observers, Performance/Timing API, Beacon), DOM manipulation, Browser/DOM Events, Document and resource loading  
  • Has strong knowledge of Javascript tools and testing frameworks (Webpack, Rollup, Gulp, Mocha, Jest,, ESLint, npm)  
  • Is familiar with cross-browser compatibility issues, and ways to work around them  
  • Knows software engineering best practices such as software development life cycles, coding standards, code reviews, distributed revision control systems, continuous test/build/deploy, and production support  
  • Has a good understanding of agile software development principles and processes  
  • Holds Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field  
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Greek   
  • Enjoys being part of a team that works and grows together with a learning mindset  


Nice to Have  


  • Experience with JavaScript best practices  
  • Solid understanding of page performance and its measurement tools (Lighthouse, PageSpeed Insights, Core Web Vitals)  
  • Comfortability with any AdTech protocols and standards (VAST/Vpaid)  


Benefits and Perks  


Project Agora company is part of TDG, recognized as a Great Place to Work® for 2021. We are on a mission to boldly lead our people to where no one has gone before. Our people enjoy benefits that make them able to develop their careers and professional skills. We challenge ourselves to work with the best and most talented professionals and we want to offer a great place to work and thrive. We are offering:  


  • A competitive salary based on experience and skills    
  • A budgeted training and professional development plan   
  • A modern workplace environment, and the excitement of working closely with a successful, highly motivated, dynamic, and talented team  
  • Health insurance scheme  
  • Access to TDG’s Library for professional development  
  • Fresh fruits & best selection of tea everyday

Additional Information

  • Τype: Full-time 
  • Reports to:Development Manager, Project Agora 
  • Location: Patras, Athens, Remote 

Project Agora is continuing to grow our team during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting remote-first hiring and onboarding process. Thinkers all over the EMEA region can work remote-first until August 2021. 

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