Lead Software Engineer - Front End at YapStone
Drogheda, IE

Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, Tom our CEO, commits to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


The role of Lead Software Engineer for User Interface/Portals is to design, develop, and release innovative applications and integrations to enable both internal and external users to maximize the value of data, automation, and system functionality. This is a high impact role with the opportunity to make significant contributions to the overall bottom line of the company through the implementation of creative solutions and user experiences for complex business processes and problems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as main contributor in the design, development and implementation of significant new functionality and changes to the User Interface / Portals.

  • Collaborate on key architectural decisions and design considerations

  • Research and recommend technology selections

  • Deliver prototypes and proof of concepts using leading edge technologies and frameworks

  • Monitor and plan core application enhancements

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system problems and client issues

  • Lead projects and exert technical influence over the team, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience

  • Actively mentor individuals and promote best software engineering practices across design, build, and test

  • This position temporarily works remotely due to COVID-19

  • Reporting

  • Providing prompt and appropriate project, vendor, and client reporting information to the Software Engineering Manager.

  • General

  • Undertaking professional development to maintain skills and knowledge in areas of technical expertise.

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 7+ years working on Web and UI technologies and developing successful products

  • Experience delivering solutions utilizing modern technologies

  • Broad engineering experience and proven track record in externally facing, high performance, large scale applications

  • Thought leader, hands-on contributor, and decision maker known for solving difficult software engineering problems

  • Previous experience in Finance/FinTech/Payments industry.

  • Required Skills

  • JavaScript (ES5 / ES6), CSS3, and HTML5

  • Java development and RESTful services

  • Commercial experience working with React

  • Hands on experience working with at least one JavaScript framework, such as Backbone, Ember, or Angular

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Couchbase

  • Knowledge of ElasticSearch

  • Experience with continuous integration (Jenkins) and version control (Git)