Javascript Frontend Developer

Piktochart, Penang

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Our front-end team is looking for the next ranger to create the best storytelling experience on the planet. You should welcome the prospect of crafting JavaScript codes from scratch, put performance and care about putting the best code forward and do these as part of a squad, not a lone ranger. Front end is part of a product team that consists of UIUX, Product Managers, Backend developers, QA and Dev Ops. It has always been a challenge and satisfaction to see a UI design get implemented in code!

Piktochart has an open environment through weekly sharings that encourages participations and suggestions to improve the platform. For example, we have adopted frameworks such as Cycle.js, Vue.js or adopted the philosophy of reactive programming from procedural thanks to these group huddles! While we do our best to adhere to standard principles like Git for code managements, Scrum for project updates and code reviews to help validate one another’s works, we also go for “best practice” and not common practices in other areas. In short, we are not just looking for code that works, but we want it to be easily maintainable in the long term and we define this by:

  • Code that is easily understood by the team
  • Less prone to bugs when there are changes
  • Easily extendable.

Some interesting projects that we are undertaking now includes a design system that has reusable components in the UI to accelerate a lot of the development in house. If all these sound like a challenge to you and the HOPEFUL values resound with you, please read on!


You offer:

  • 3+ years experience in JavaScript or front end development for application
  • Expertise in JavaScript fundamentals and libraries , HTML5, CSS3, and other web languages & technologies,
  • Familiar with the Backend environment and how to integrate the server data into the web application
  • Passionate developer that writes great and structural code, able to adapt and improve the existing codes
  • Have experience writing Javascript in Functional and Reactive Programming Concept, with libraries like RxJS, CycleJS,, ReactJS, Redux, and other similar libraries
  • Care about testing - write automated test coverage to ensure the written application is stable and works among browsers
  • Someone who picks things up quickly, contributes to everyone's learning and want to grow with the company
  • Speaks good English


Who are we

We are transforming the visual storytelling space by delivering an effortless user experience in creating beautiful, professional grade visuals. By pushing the limits of what’s possible in technology and taking time to understand our users, Piktochart has empowered over 10 million users worldwide to visually communicate in ways that were not possible before!

The team that is behind Piktochart consists of 14 nationalities spread across 8 countries. Pair programming, mentorship, code reviews and group learning all form part of our daily lives and we consider it a privilege to continuously learn. The HOPEFUL values define our culture and inform our actions and decisions.


This is a full time role based in Penang, Malaysia and we're not accepting remote working.

If you are willing to relocate from abroad, we will arrange for your working visa. We also offer relocation package to help you settle in your new home. 



About Piktochart

Our Story How we grew into what we are today. How did it begin? It all started in 2011 when Ai Ching and Andrea founded Yet Another Studio, a graphic design agency based in Penang, an exotic Malaysian island known for its rich variety of food and incredible heritage sites. They quickly realized “infographics" has become a buzzword, and that anyone who was serious about their content strategy or hungry to make their communication visually attractive would probably look into creating one eventually. From 4 people working day and night in a small Penang-based warehouse, our first do-it-yourself infographic platform was born. Now, we’re 48 months in, serving over 5 million users, and growing every single day. Every time marketers drive more visits to their website, teachers engage and spark interest in their students, children create stunning presentations for their assignments and nonprofits spread awareness of their noble causes, we get extra energy boosts to keep evolving and bringing even greater tools to the world. To you.

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