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Frontend Engineer

lastminute.com group

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Frontend Engineer

Frontend Engineer

  • Chiasso, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

lastminute.com group is a publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry, and we operate a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Bravofly, Rumbo, Volagratis and Jetcost.

Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 43 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

Job Description

The Role

As Front End Engineer you will be working as part of a forward thinking team that adopts a Scrum Agile methodology and best practices in software engineering to achieve our ultimate goal: a clean, cohesive and maintainable codebase. We are a core technology company building and evolving our own scalable and resilient platforms to support our ever growing number of customers. As a member of the lastminute.com group engineering team you’ll be heavily involved in our mission of simplifying our travelers’ life, ensuring quality across all aspects of the platform.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching, designing, writing and testing new web applications using Agile software methodologies

  • Contributing to the planning and analysis of high-level software strategies and solutions through your functional and technical expertise

  • Maintaining systems by monitoring, identifying and correcting software defects

  • Constantly updating technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses

  • Problem-solving and lateral thinking as part of a team, or individually, to meet the project needs

Essential Skills

  • Proven experience in enterprise Web application development using Javascript, CSS and HTML

  • Understanding of Javascript concepts like prototypal inheritance, lexical scoping, closures and what ‘this’ is about

  • Understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, AJAX and HTTP protocol

  • Proven experience with HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive Design

  • Knowledge of some the most common JS libraries/frameworks: jQuery, Backbone, Underscore/Lodash, Angular or React, Handlebars/Mustache, ...

  • Expertise in designing enterprise applications (Design Patterns, CQRS, Code Decoupling, Domain Driven Design, S.O.L.I.D. principles)

  • Languages – English Fluent and Italian a good working knowledge would be beneficial


  • MS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Wide technology knowledge and sense of curiosity to explore new and better ways to solve problems

  • "Hobby Project" of interest / open-source contributor


  • Thorough and meticulous with extreme attention to detail

  • Proactive team player

  • Self-motivated, tenacious, uses initiative and problem solver

  • Work to tight deadlines with a can-do attitude

  • Strong communicator internal / external

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working hours

  • Boot camp: a two-week full-immersion coding course with coaches

  • Coding Dojo: a weekly training to learn and share coding techniques during office hours

  • Yearly personal budget for training (e.g. conferences, training, books, etc.)

  • Complimentary fruit, beverages, coffees and a dedicated lounge area

  • Powerful development workstation (last generation laptops, external monitor, etc.)

I'm interested