Senior Front-end Developer

September 6, 2021

Founded in early 2014 by industry leaders Leo Redelinghuys and Deon Heunis, Swipe iX has quickly grown to become one of the most dynamic and versatile digital solutions agencies in Africa. With globally recognised clients including WeChat, DStv and Discovery Networks UK, to name a few, our team of senior solutions architects, technical designers and operations specialists have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting technical executions of their careers’.

As of 2020 Swipe iX is owned by South Africa’s leading content marketing agency, New Media, combining decades of award-winning storytelling expertise with solid, scalable tech solutions. Our people are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we strive to create a flexible and balanced environment where New Medians and Swipers can choose brave, stay well and own their growth.

Passion and dedication are what drives the engine of our growth. Our enterprise-grade solutions are purpose-built from the ground up to satisfy every requirement and our platforms scale to support any load. Our agile approach allows us to constantly monitor, analyse, iterate and improve the products we build. Our solutions are powered by deep strategic thinking, global industry insights and operational best practices.

The Job

Swipe is looking for a Senior Front-end Developer to join our team of highly skilled developers. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX designs to well written code that will produce visual elements of the application & integration with a wide range of RESTful API services to deliver robust rich web & hybrid applications.

We count on our developers to contribute brilliant code to all levels of our technology enterprise. As an integral part of a dedicated team of technologists, you will help our company continue to innovate, grow and provide great service to our clients. You will be part of an agile development team responsible for building exciting new applications at a large scale


  • Extensive production experience translating Sketch, Figma or Photoshop designs into beautifully crafted User Interfaces
  • In depth understanding, knowledge & extensive production experience with HTML5 & CSS3
  • A mobile first responsive approach to development
  • Production experience with modular and scalable CSS methodologies like OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS and LESS
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Capable of developing complex UIs including Observer APIs, layout reordering, lazy loading of components & images, and performant animations
  • Extensive production experience with Javascript MV* frameworks, Angular and React required at a minimum
  • Experience with Cordova, React Native or Ionic
  • Production experience consuming and interacting with RESTful APIs
  • A passion for writing maintainable & reusable modular code
  • Optimize application for maximum speed, scalability and Core Web Vitals
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Collaborating and developing code in a team environment
  • Experience using code versioning tools such as GIT & GitFlow
  • Experience using Gulp, Grunt, Webpack or Brunch build tools / task managers


While we do not offer hard benefits like medical insurance, we have a number of additional benefits that will be made available to you. These include:  

  • 4 1/2 day work weeks | half-day Fridays
  • A custom development roadmap explicitly created for you and tailored towards your career aspirations and growth
  • Company-sponsored skills development programs such as courses, seminars and conferences
  • A clear purpose with quarterly and yearly KPIs to measure your performance
  • Guaranteed bonus to the value of 1-month salary, driven by your KPI performance
  • Quarterly company-wide hackathons
  • The option to work remotely
  • State-of-the-art computer equipment
  • Medical aid subsidy to the value of R500
  • Various discounts for services and goods through the Media24 network
  • CSI, Study, paternal leave and more
  • Company social and team-building initiatives
  • Monthly and annual MVP awards and prizes

If you want to be part of our journey, please apply directly on the Simplify HR site.

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