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Frontend/UX Engineer - Helpbit

ABOUT SOUQ is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household goods, Fashion, Accessories, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products.

Established in 2005, today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry. 


We are seeking a Sr. Frontend/UX Engineer who is passionate about and have experience building leading-edge user experience across web & mobile solutions.

Your work will fall into two categories: new system development and enhancement/maintenance of existing legacy systems. You will participate in implementations of next generation frontend, as well as making modifications to existing customer facing systems.

  • You put users first. You believe that users should have the loudest voice in the room
  • Produce visually engaging & mobile friendly user experiences
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, designer, QA, and product manager
  • Consume REST APIs and collaborate with backend developers to define API requirements
  • Deliver accurate timeline estimates, providing regular feedback to product manager
  • Troubleshoot/resolve usability issues


  • 4+ years of professional experience in a frontend development role
  • 2+ years of experience in LAMP Stack
  • You have a deep understanding and empathy for users
  • A comprehensive understanding of PHP and common knowledge of basic MVC frameworks (Laravel, Symphony, Zend, or similar)
  • Dedicated to excellence, a deep commitment to attention to detail
  • Expert understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Strong proficiency with JavaScript and jQuery
  • Experience with JQuery, AngularJS, ReactJS NodeJS, Gulp, Grunt, Normalize, LESS, SASS, DOM, SVG, and other frontend frameworks and technologies
  • Experience Charting and Data Visualization libraries is big plus
  • Experience in RESTful API consumption
  • Good understanding of UI/UX Design Patterns
  • Experience in developing mobile/responsive design
  • Experience working in a scrum-based Agile environment in big plus
  • Previous experience in SEO projects is big advantage
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