Front End Engineer

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 16 September 2019
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is the global leader in marketing, selling and distributing food products as well as equipment and supplies to the hospitality industry. Sysco serves over 500,000 customer locations through its team of over 65,000 associates and operates 300 distribution facilities across the globe.

Sysco is re-imagining the global foodservice industry: our Sysco LABS engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, San Mateo, CA and Austin and Houston TX, will help to drive innovation across the entire supply chain – sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network – culminating in the in-restaurant dining experience for the end-customer. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco and the Sysco LABS team is poised to reimagine one of the biggest industries in the world.

We are looking for a front-end engineer to join the UI/UX team at Sysco LABS. You will develop cross platform UI solutions using the latest technologies, while collaborating closely with our product, design and engineering teams to bring concepts and ideas to life.


The Role:

  • Develop modular, scalable, responsive and cross-platform UI solutions using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/ES6, and React.
  • Work closely with members of Product and Design teams to translate concepts into prototypes and assist engineering team with the final implementation.


The Profile:

  • Expert level knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/ES6 and React.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 1 years of work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Strong knowledge in JavaScript UI frameworks and their internal architecture is an added advantage.
  • Solid knowledge of responsive layout development with cross browser support.
  • Experience in working with CSS pre-processors.
  • Some experience with back-end technologies will be beneficial.


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Why Join?

Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.