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Petlab Co.


Posted on: 18 May 2024





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Frontend Team Lead

Title: Frontend Team Lead

Location: UK Remote

Position: Perm

About Petlab Co

PetLab Co. is the world’s fastest-growing pet supplement business. Launching in 2018, we successfully achieved a 9-figure revenue in 2023 without any external funding. We have a loyal community of loving pet parents and over 1.5 million happy dogs whose lives have been positively impacted by our innovative products. Our team is vibrant, fast-moving, and customer-driven where high-performers are valued and rewarded. And it is the ideal place for an ambitious, hardworking, animal lover who wants to progress their career rapidly.

A Day In The Life...

Reporting to our Head of Engineering you’ll join a small but growing agile team of highly talented engineers working on building scalable solutions for our ecommerce platform. You’ll be pivotal in driving exceptional quality products and user journeys by resourcing the various projects coming in. We’re looking for someone who has had varying experiences in the frontend technology space, has knowledge on improving application performance and scalability and a great people leader.

We move and think fast so it’s important that you are able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and are happy to roll up your sleeves to do whatever it takes to support the team in every way possible. This is an exciting opportunity to have a huge impact in rocket ship of a business with a real purpose! If that sounds exciting - we would love you to join our pack!

Your day to day will look a little bit like this...

  • Collaborating with the development and product teams and designing technical solutions that satisfy functional and non-functional needs;
  • Ensuring the platform is performant, secure, scalable, robust, reliable and high quality, well tested code in the critical areas;
  • Planning and evolving the technical architecture of the platform with the teams;
  • Championing and sharing best practices to improve the team and code over time;


What You Need...

  • Significant experience working as an engineer on frontend technology (React and TypeScript);
  • At least 2-3 years leading front-end strategy and managing people
  • Excellent understanding and experience of programming languages and paradigms (object oriented, functional);
  • Integration experience via RESTful and GraphQL API’s (Shopify, BuilderIO etc...) for workflow and data;
  • Experience building highly scalable front end applications;
  • Excellent appreciation for UI/UX design;
  • Enthusiastic self-starter that will be able to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Proven ability to quickly build and maintain authentic relationships and trust with individuals;

Our front end technology stack:

  • Next.js
  • React.js
  • TypeScript
  • Netlify & AWS
  • Vite


  • Experience writing tests (unit, integration, e2e);
  • Experience in Next.js and/or Gatsby.js;
  • Experience working with a CMS such as builder;
  • Experience working with the eCommerce domain and mobile application architecture;
  • Experience with CRM systems and marketing automation, payment processing and customer engagement;
  • Experience with serverless functions;


  • Private Health Care through Vitality
  • Generous Annual Leave - 28 days + public and bank holidays
  • Flexible Working Hours – We focus on results and trust people to manage their time, whether working from home, while travelling, or in the office!
  • Help@Hand – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Royal London Pension Scheme – We offer a workplace pension scheme with one of the UK’s leading providers of group pensions. With an employer contribution of 5%!
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption Leave – because time with new family members is important!
  • Puppy Therapy – working in partnership with Paws in Work to provide a boost of oxytocin twice a year.
  • Generous Learning and development budget – We always want you to keep learning.
  • Free breakfast, fruits and snacks – refuel and revitalise with free munchies in the office.
  • Working Environment – dogs are welcome!
  • Life Assurance – In the event of your death, while employed by us, your chosen beneficiaries will be provided with a tax-free lump sum equivalent of four times your basic salary.
  • Gympass – All in one subscription bringing you the largest selection of gyms, studios and apps.
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme – Employees sacrifice salary in return for a new electric car, typically saving 30-40% of costs through income and tax and national insurance.
  • Give Back Day – An extra day off in the year to volunteer plus a £50 contribution to your chosen charity.
  • Health Cash Benefit – We offer the bronze package with enables you to claim a certain amount of cashback when you pay for something that is health related, i.e dental.

Petlab Co is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. We believe that diversity is at the heart of innovation and we welcome passionate candidates from all backgrounds. Come join the family and see for yourself!

About the company

Petlab Co. is the world’s fastest-growing pet supplement business. Launching in December 2018,PetLab Co. has a loyal community of over 100,000+ pets and owners, who have had their lives positively impacted by innovative Petlab Co. products. Petlab Co. is a vibrant, fast-moving, and customer-centric team who value and reward high-performing players. It is an ideal place for a candidate who is ambitious, hardworking, loves animals, is looking to rapidly progress their career, and would enjoy working in a vibrant environment with smart co-workers and friendly office dogs! With a currently strong foothold in the United States, in the next several years, the Company intends to rapidly establish a presence across Europe and Asia. This exciting growth/hyper-scale will be underpinned by a continually evolving bedrock of proprietary product formulations that will improve pet and owner lives. Finally, the Company intends to continue to grow the value-add services and innovative products it provides to its enthusiastic community.


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