Front-End Senior Software Engineer


javascript react ssr United Kingdom | Full-Time

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Our mission is to change the way the world works and we're building a product that does just that.

We make it easy for global teams to access workspace — from an hour to a whole day — anywhere in the world, at the touch of a button.

Through Desana, companies can give their employees ultimate flexibility by allowing them to choose where they want to work. In turn, this reduces commutes, benefiting both people and the planet - as well as allowing employers to make existing offices work more efficiently.

We've gone through unprecedented growth in the last year: we’ve expanded to more than 40 countries, onboarded thousands of users and seen demand grow like never before. We’re building the technology infrastructure to support the revolution in how people work, and have been joined by an amazing team to help us deliver it to some of the world’s most exciting businesses.

About the Job

You’ll join our remote team to work on executing an evolving product roadmap and will be among our first engineers to tackle this global opportunity. Along the way, you’ll have loads of responsibility, own large parts of the product and be part of an amazing team making a big impact at a global scale.

We've already started onboarding some of the world's largest brands and are seeing rapidly growing demand, with hundreds of companies (av. 45,000 employees) interested in what we're building.

Your Responsibilities

  • Build brand new functionality from the ground up using the latest web technologies including Cloudflare Workers, Vite, and GraphQL.

  • Develop customer (and other stakeholder) products and internal tools.

  • Build out and take ownership over our internal design system and supporting libraries, integrating them into our products.

  • Work closely with product designers, users and internal stakeholders to drive new initiatives.

  • Monitor performance and continuously iterate off the back of user feedback.

About You

  • Strong background in JavaScript (TypeScript), React and SSR.

  • Strong understanding of web standards and accessibility.

  • Passionate about accessibility and delivering the best possible user experience (and DX for internal libraries).

  • A keen interest in the latest technologies such as selective hydration, streaming HTML and edge compute.

  • Experience shipping consumer and business facing applications.

  • Ambition to deliver world class software.

  • You love to learn and continually develop yourself and your wider team.

  • Like to have fun, interact well with others and be a team player.

  • Eligible to work in the UK.

  • A background in design is desirable.

  • Based in a timezone within 3 hours of the UK.

Why Desana?

Your career and progression are massively important to us.

That’s why we’re building complete career progression transparency—mapping salaries and company share options to every stage of your development—so that you know exactly how you can progress, and how much you’ll be paid when you achieve your goals. We also happen to be a leading company in one of the biggest market changes in history…

Salary and Progression

Pay and Share Options have always been a bit of a dark art 🔮

We strongly believe the dark needs some light. That’s why we’re building tools to facilitate complete salary transparency and progression paths so that you’ll always know how you can grow and what it will mean when you do. You can find that here.

It doesn't matter who you are and what your background is - so long as you have the right skills and are a great team player, we believe that you should be paid fairly and the same as everyone else at your level.

Based on our framework (which computes above average salaries for your role across a number of sources and applies factors to account for things like your experience, seniority and location), your salary for this role will be up to £76,098 depending on your experience and location.


Here’s what we have for your so far (but we want to add to our benefits all the time as we grow)

💰 Compensation

  • Your salary

  • Plus regular salary reviews measured against transparent, clearly defined milestones and market benchmarks.

  • With company performance related bonuses - when we do well, you do well.

  • Not to mention Share Options in our company that grow as you do.

🤸🏽‍♂️ Flexible working hours

  • We’re a company built around the idea of flexible working. We don’t just sell the dream, we live it.

  • As long as you’re hitting your targets & covering your contracted hours we’re easy about when you work - it’s what works best for you.

🌏 Work Remotely

  • You’ll get free access to the Desana app to work from wherever’s most convenient or best for you. Anywhere.

  • Or if working from home makes most sense for you, then feel free to work from home. Just know that you’ll have the option to use any of the spaces in our network.

✈️ Holidays

  • You’ll officially get 28 days in your contract.

  • Unofficially, we’re pretty relaxed. If you’re doing a great job and not taking the mickey, who’s counting?

  • Also, take your birthday off, no questions.

🌱 Growth

  • Meaningful work with people who care.

  • We work with you to set and achieve your professional and personal goals.

  • Friday afternoons are dedicated to personal development - read, meet with mentors, listen to Podcasts, jump on YouTube - but there’s one catch: it has to be relevant to your role & we want to hear what you’ve been learning so we can all benefit and grow too.

  • Personal budgets for books, training courses and conferences for everyone.

🍾 Pension

  • We offer a 4% employer contribution (we pay you 100% of your salary, then 4% extra into your pension).

  • We use SMART Pensions because they invest in passive Index Funds that are relatively low cost - meaning they should (note the emphasis on should) provide better returns than actively managed funds in the long-term.

  • We’ll automatically enrol you but you can choose to opt-out if you’d like.

Interview Process

Like most companies at the moment, our team is entirely remote, and so is our interview process. You’ll need access to a device for video calls and a good internet connection.

  1. Initial application (just send us your CV)
  2. Initial video call with our CTO (30 minutes)
  3. A short task that’s related to the challenges we face at Desana
  4. Role specific interview (1 hour)

Salary range £42,000 — 76,000

Dependent on Experience and Location