We’re looking for a hungry and highly-motivated Front-End Engineer to join a small team and contribute to the development of a new product through creativity, design, and coding skills. As an early hire on a brand new technology team, you will have an immediate impact in growing a foundational team responsible for online consumer business. This team will be improving their high-traffic site experience as well as working to test and build new systems from scratch. This isn’t a superficial e-commerce marketing problem - you’ll be working to fundamentally reshape (and rebuild) the way people give to one another.
This client believes that data is king - they measure everything and test thoroughly. You will be working closely with product and marketing stakeholders to learn what metrics drive a high-growth consumer company to be successful and how a wide array of technologies can be integrated quickly making a huge difference.
Their technology stack is microservice based with back-end services in Clojure and Rails and front-end single page applications (SPA) in a variety of modern front-end frameworks (they believe in using the right tool for the right job). They use AWS heavily and are building for high-availability and operational maturity from day one. The team approaches development with a keen eye towards TDD throughout.
Own key functionality in their platform through its entire lifecycle (working with product/stakeholders to flesh out definition, architect, discuss design tradeoffs and technology decisions, build it in a principled TDD manner, own its release and maintenance)
Ship code - you should be someone who has a history of driving projects to completion in quick, iterative ways
You'll be great if you:
Have a background in any of the following: Front-end web development including modern web frameworks (React, Ember, etc.), Full-stack API and web development, basic knowledge of SQL and data architecture, UI/UX with a sharp eye for usability and always putting the customer first, CSS / HTML and responsive design concerns
Have a strong understanding of common development patterns, data structures, and algorithms (e.g., all that CS101 stuff)
Are strong at communicating both with a highly technical engineering team and business partners
Are looking for a job where you work on an exciting and tangible consumer product that your friends and family will understand (and love)
Undergrad or graduate degree, CS degree strongly preferred
2+ years of software development experience, ideally on a fast-moving lean/agile development team
Have owned, and succeeded at delivering, a key component or system for a product that was successfully launched
Sample upcoming projects include:
Candidates living in, or able to relocate to, the Boston area only, please. This client is currently unable to provide or transfer existing work visas. US citizens or Green Card holders only, please.