Senior Front-End Engineer at Lori

  • Company: Lori
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: IT/Telecom Jobs in Kenya

Lori is a venture-backed, rapidly growing organization that is building a cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. The start-up is tackling a massive issue – $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, and up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics, compared to 6% in the US.

Lori’s tech-enabled and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The supply chain management system brings transparency and has significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings ( savings upwards of 18% ).

The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially. To continue this pace of growth, Lori recently closed a landmark raise from globally leading institutional and strategic investors. The company won TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa.

The Position

Lori is seeking a hands-on Front End Engineer to join our Product team. The ideal candidate has prior experience in building a Web/Mobile from the ground up; possesses expert knowledge of Software usability; loves responsive mobile-first development and has high confidence levels in handling end-to-end frontend UI/UX implementations.


  • Developing new user-facing features using React.JS / React Native
  • Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use (experience with micro-frontends preferred)
  • Creating and translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
  • Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
  • Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
  • Work closely with Backend engineers to wire
  • API’s to Frontends and advise possible API redesigns to improve Frontend performance.


  • BSc in Computer Science or Math
  • 4 – 7 years of relevant experience
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
  • Experience with markup languages, including HTML, CSS, pre-processing platforms such as SASS, Minifiers and Bundlers.
  • Understanding of cross-browser testing, compatibility issues as ways to work around them
  • Understanding of code versioning tools such as Git.
  • Expertise in ReactJS, ReactNative, JavaScript, NodeJS

The Lori team of ~200 employees is led by nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa:

  • Josh Sandler, CEO: Industrialization + logistics work, Harvard MBA/MPA-ID, South African native
  • Jean-Claude Homawoo, CPO: Product Lead at Google, VP Strategy at iRoko; Harvard MBA, Togolese native
  • Uche Ogboi, COO: Principal at EchoVC (TPG Growth investment platform), Citi, Nigerian native
  • Efayomi Carr, Head of Strategic FInance: Africa focused investor at Quona Capital, BCG, Sierra Leonean native


How to Apply

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