Frontend/Web Engineer

Tech · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Tech
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Do you have experience within the frontend space, developing and enhancing websites and mobile applications?  If you thrive most when you are a creating user-friendly solutions, with a greater impact in mind, then this could be the role for you!

The Company

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here. 

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.

For this position, we are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Kenya, Portugal, South Africa and Ethiopia).

The Job

Continuing to determine the structure and design of our web pages, and mobile applications making sure to strike a balance between functional and aesthetic design.  Further develop our corporate website, including dashboards and inclusions of other materials.

  • Implementing visual elements that users see and interact with in a web and mobile application.
  • Maintain, improve existing features ensuring they can be fully utilised by the end-user.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as back end developers to ensure maximum optimization of the platform
  • Responsible for dashboarding, and making sure that our dashboard looks great!

About you 

You have an eye for development and design, and are able to apply your creative knowledge to our core websites and application, in order to create user-friendly solutions.  You have a thorough understanding of new and emerging technologies, and how they can be applied to our platform in order to maximise the user’s journey.


  • Proven experience as a Frontend/Web Engineer. You have portfolios of your work that can demonstrate projects you have carried out.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience working with frontend tools, including Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Professional experience with at least one modern JS framework.
  • Understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, and deployment.)
  • Passionate about creating great design and usability.

Recruitment Process

Introductory call with recruiter | First Interview with Tech Team | Technical Challenge | Final interview with the Tech Team

The rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary brackets for this position is R34 000 - R51 000 in South Africa, KSH 174 900 - KSH 262 300 in Kenya and €1 800 Euros - €2 760 in Portugal, plus benefits and allowances. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us. 


In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits. 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The details

Interested? Click apply now below! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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