Senior Frontend Engineer

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  • Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance provides top-tier technology talent for innovative companies in the US. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

We’re a Series A well-funded US start-up. Currently, in a product market fit stage, meaning we rapidly prototype different features for our new customers and try to adapt to their needs, we’re not focusing on technical excellence at this moment.

How we work

  • Scrumban – We plan Epic-sized projects with 3-4 people, getting product specs, and Figma designs.
  • Outcomes of planning are design documents, architectural decisions by the engineering team and estimations.
  • We try to deliver the Epics within 2-3 weeks.
  • Measuring in sprint points. 1 point is ~2hr.
  • We have daily meetings, no grooming, no retrospectives, no demos.

DevEx/Automation Fully automated local environment, automated CI/CD pipelines, daily production deployments.

Engineering Culture (Values)

  • Work Hard & Act Mature – Baseline minimum 40/h a week. The hours are not definitive of your performance but of your discipline and dedication. This doesn’t mean you have to work overtime every day and push 60-80/h a week. It means every individual is mature enough to understand when to apply pressure to their team and project and when to keep it paced or take a rest.
  • Get Sh*t Done – Complementary to the first value, we expect everyone to deliver what they took responsibility for – end to end, meaning, it’s only considered done when it’s usable by all customers on production.
  • Ship It – Don’t overthink what you are building today, don’t over-engineer the solution or prepare for years in advance. Don’t build/refactor what wasn’t requested/approved. We will have a chance to improve anything if necessary by flagging a problem first.
  • Zero Bullsh*t & Brutal Honesty – We didn’t gather to play games or mess around, we’re a group of professionals with friendly relationships who want to build cool stuff. We’re not in a high school, so we should tell if someone is messing around and not consider it “snitching” and hold each other accountable by communicating and sharing honest feedback.
  • Be Empowered – You are the product. Everything online is built by you. You are trusted and expected to make moderate product and design decisions in the face of ambiguity. You become the featured expert during development and very likely know the best solution. Even if we have to redo 20% of these decisions … we still come out wildly ahead.
  • Team Cohesion & Culture – Help each other. Ask questions. Answer questions. Review PRs. Propose help. Check on your teammates. Help them test their solution. Help Leads with epics. Help people who are off/sick to finish their tasks. Give feedback if someone is falling behind. This will dramatically improve your sense of belonging, help you feel safer and more appreciated, and most importantly – you will build bonds with people you spend so much time with.
  • Trust for Transparency – You all work remotely and have the luxury of choosing your working hours (apart from intersection hours) unlike office people. Provide the needed transparency on what you do during the standup, when you are stuck – ask for help instead of trying not to look bad (“Student fallacy”) and waste time.
  • What we want to know as a bottom line is – when you are going to finish what you’ve started and commit to that date if possible, or adjust the estimations and expectations often and vocally.
  • Build Value to Make Money – We truly want to build something that people want to use, that will help them overcome the abysmal state of recruitment in the world, both for B2B and B2C. Having said that, we also want to make money as a company. If you have skin in the game, you should treat the product as your own, your action or inaction directly impacts its success.

What’s in it for you

The Senior Frontend Engineer remote role has the following perks:

  • Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.
  • Learn from the best people around you. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.
  • 100% remote. Work anywhere, whether it is remotely in the comfort of your home, in a shared co-working space, in an RV on the beach, or while being a nomad in another country.
  • Work on challenging problems, innovate, and positively impact many people’s lives while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

The Senior Frontend Engineer remote role has the following requirements:

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent speaking and writing English. Able to have a real-time conversation.
  • 7+ years of full-time hands-on Frontend development experience.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on React.js experience.
  • 4+ years of full-time hands-on Typescript experience.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on Next.js experience.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on GraphQL experience.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on TailwindCSS experience.
  • 2+ years of full-time hands-on Startup experience.
  • Experience building data-driven solutions with a good amount of data and complex queries.
  • Experience with FE testing packages like Cypress and React Testing Library.
  • Collaborative person with experience working as a team, we’d like someone with team experience, especially around planning together, PR reviews, doing planning, and helping each other.
  • Experience working in startups, you know how to move fast and build with sticks and stones or when to move slower and focus on reusability.
  • Enthusiastic about solving difficult problems as we find product market fit
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Bias towards action and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Nice to haves

  • Experience with FE testing packages like Cypress.io and Playwright.
  • Design System and Storybook.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrated ability.

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