Senior Front-End Software Engineer (Remote-UK)

Engineering · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £55,000-67,500 per year

Title/Level:                         Senior Engineer 1 (see Engineering Ladder below)
Expected Salary Range:    £55,000-67,500 per year

Reports to:                         APM Engineering Manager

Location:                            UK – Edinburgh, remote, or hybrid

Classification:                    Full-time employment contract

Actify has an opportunity for a Senior Front-End Engineer to join our team and work on the development of major features in our new applications.  Actify Automotive Program Management Suite (APM Suite) is a new-to-market, Azure-hosted, cloud-based web application that supports the automotive program management process for automotive suppliers around the world.

Our front-end technology stack is built on Angular and supported by .Net Core Web APIs. Our database is built using ArangoDB (a hybrid document and graph database) for which we maintain our own open-source driver arangoDB-net-standard.

If you enjoy seeing things through from requirements to production, relish technical challenges and would love to work with a talented & fun team, then we want to hear from you!

Skills and Experience

Engineers at Actify have a broad knowledge of a range of computing concepts including UI design, data structures and algorithms, databases and distributed systems. Our core values require that everyone in the Engineering organization strives to be:

  • pragmatic
  • attentive to detail
  • always learning
  • collaborative
  • effective in communication
  • intellectually honest


In addition to the above, the candidate must have:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or IT-related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum of 5 years in front-end web application development
  • Extensive programming experience in HTML5, CSS3, SCSS (or similar)
  • Excellent Javascript/Typescript knowledge
  • Solid understanding of Angular (7 or above)
  • Experience with client-side architecture and design patterns
  • Experience with RXJS (or similar)

The following would also be beneficial:

  • Good knowledge of object-oriented programming, in a language such as C#, Java or C++
  • .Net Core, .Net Framework, .Net Standard
  • Developing Web APIs
  • ArangoDB, or other graph databases

Key Responsibilities

  • Helping to determine high-level requirements and translating them into design and development proposals
  • Designing and implementing front end components and infrastructure for major new features in our applications
  • Communicating technical decisions through design docs, tech demos and presentations
  • Mentoring junior engineers via pairing, design review and code review

Position Details

This position is based in the UK.  We accommodate remote work from anywhere in the UK, including fully remote staff, or you can be based in our Edinburgh office.


Occasional international travel will be required.  Remote staff are required to travel to our office in Edinburgh periodically (approximately 4 – 6 times per year).

As well as a competitive salary, our employees receive the following benefits:

  • Generous time off with flexible holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements and remote work
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and time for learning and personal development
  • Private health insurance
  • Pension
  • Paid family benefits

Actify Engineering Ladder - Senior Engineer 1

Progression guide: Engineers should reach this level with 5-8 years of industry experience.


Technical ability

  • Demonstrates high level of skill and technical know-how
  • Understands and makes well-reasoned design decisions and tradeoffs in their area Able to work in other areas of the codebase with guidance


  • Consistently able to solve difficult problems and implement major features reliably Knows how to split huge tasks and complete them
  • Persistent in the face of roadblocks; dispatches them efficiently, pulling in others as necessary. Requires minimal direction/oversight
  • Takes the initiative to fix issues before being assigned them
  • Seeks empirical evidence through proof of concepts, tests and external research


  • Excellent product knowledge
  • End-to-end responsibility on projects of increasing complexity
  • Contributes to common code

Communication and Leadership

  • Communicates technical decisions through design docs, tech demos and presentations
  • Mentors junior engineers via pairing, design review and code review

Engineering Core Values

As engineers at Actify we strive to uphold the following core values.


We always act according to what matters most, we know when compromise is acceptable and when attention to detail is important, we recognise trade-offs and we make practical choices in line with our commitment to our customers' success.

Attentive to detail

We hold ourselves to a high standard in terms of our product, our codebase and our professional conduct. As individual engineers we are the first and most important line in the defence of the quality of our product and our codebase.

Always learning

Regardless of success or failure we see everything we do as an opportunity to learn and progress.


We approach problems with a collaborative mindset, understanding that we achieve more when we work together. We value knowledge sharing and we are open to feedback and discussion that helps us improve as individuals and as a team.

Effective in communication

We recognise effective communication as critical to our success. Effective communication allows us to reach a shared vision of what we want to achieve together and includes knowing how to disagree, how to respond positively to criticism and how to deliver effective feedback.

Intellectually honest

We strive to take an unbiased, honest attitude to every problem we solve.

Company Overview

For over 15 years, Actify has been helping manufacturers to visualize and interact with design, engineering, and manufacturing information. Now Actify is applying everything we have learned to equip automotive suppliers with enterprise-grade solutions to meet the challenges of program-based manufacturing. Once again, we’re forging partnerships with leaders and innovators in the supplier community to create a new class of software, Actify Automotive Program Management, that speeds operations, improves productivity, and supports continuous improvement.

Actify serves a global customers base, over 85% of whom are in the automotive supply chain. Actify is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with its R&D center in Edinburgh, Scotland, and sales and support locations in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Employees of Actify share these common values:

  • Invested in Customer Success - We are dedicated first and foremost to our customers. We seek relationships based on long-term value, not transactions.
  • Responsive - We listen, learn, and follow through to help our customers solve problems. We are always open to finding a better way.
  • Collaborative – It is central to how we do things; the more and better the dialogue and teamwork among ourselves and with our customers, the better the outcome. We want to build a customer community.
  • Honest and Transparent - Our customers respect the fact that we speak plainly, directly, and truthfully.

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    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £55,000-67,500 per year