Frontend Software Engineer

About Phorest

Phorest powers over 3,800 hair and beauty salons using our software in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Finland and the USA. Our aim is to capture 25% of the market globally – that’s one million salons and a billion dollar company.

Our system touches every point of the salon experience. We have the in-salon software desktop application, Phorest Go (the native staff application),  online bookings website for salons, and custom native apps per salon. In a typical month Phorest processes 3 million appointments and we send over 3 million SMS and 4 million emails. We process 200k online bookings per month and over 150 custom built white label native apps.

The Opportunity

We are growing fast and would like to add a new member to the team. You will join a small group of highly skilled engineers in building exciting new features and extending our platform.

Given that we are a small team of 9 engineers you will have autonomy and control to shape our product vision without bureaucracy or politics.  You will be a key member in a multi-disciplinary team, designing and building the future of our multi-tenant SAAS platform.

Whether we are kicking off a big project or moving a legacy native application to web, you will be defining, user testing, architecting, building, testing and shipping this product.


  • Love building beautiful user interfaces
  • Architect/implement/recommend new software component designs or enhancements to existing software product and leads in the implementation of platform components
  • Will work with our product designers and owners to turn high level requirements into user stories and shippable features
  • Will focus on continually applying high coding standards, excellent attention to detail and a methodological work process – Quality & high standards really matter to us
  • Demonstrate proper coding techniques including maintainability, reuse, clean code, unit testing and driving standards within the team
  • Develop automated unit tests and acceptance tests to ensure software meets design criteria
  • Never stop learning, pursue latest technologies, seek best solutions – always looking to improve
  • Coach and help teammates through code reviews and whiteboarding sessions
  • Get involved at a team level on designing and implementing solutions
  • Challenge the norm and aren’t afraid to voice your opinion


  • Expertise in JavaScript
  • Excellent grasp of Ember.js or another JavaScript framework such as Angular, React, or Vue
  • Familiarity with design patterns
  • Comfortable with CSS including flexbox, grid, and transitions
  • Experience with design systems and style guides
  • Ability to work within teams using Source Control Management tools, like git. Working with pull requests, hotfixes and various branching strategies
  • Ability to inspire and motivate, to improve quality and productivity, maintaining technical innovation and excellence
  • Discipline and appreciation of working with TDD/ CI processes
  • A knack for writing testable, maintainable code – and then testing it
  • Experience designing distributed services which can communicate in a fault-tolerant manner using both RESTful and message driven APIs
  • Experience working in scrum environment
  • Server side development experience desirable (but not a prerequisite)
  • Electron experience desirable (but not a prerequisite)

Please send a CV and a note on your application FAO John Doran to