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Backtracks

Senior Front End Software Developer

Austin ,TX

javascript

typescript

ecmascript 6

node.js

vue.js

3 months

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Senior Front End Software Developer

Location: Austin, TX Type: Full-time

Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. Backtracks is seeking a qualified Mid-Senior Front End Developer to join our Product & Engineering Team.


Opportunity


Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the client-side of our web applications and platform to deliver delightful experiences to our users.


Your day-to-day...



  • Prototype, design, and implement improvements to new and existing portions of our platform, website, and applications

  • Improve appeal and usability of our different products

  • Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams

  • Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly

  • Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed

  • Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.

  • Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiatives


We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring great user experience.


You have...



  • History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies

  • History of designing and building web components, products, and technology

  • History of focusing on user experience

  • Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles:

    • Product Developer

    • Product Engineer

    • Front End Designer and Developer

    • Front End Engineer

    • UI Designer/Developer

    • Full Stack Engineer

    • Full Stack Developer

    • Front-end Designer and Developer

    • Front-end Engineer

    • Frontend Designer and Developer

    • Frontend Engineer



  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)

  • Strong knowledge of:

    • Javascript (ES6+)

    • Vue.js

    • Know when to use immutable types, observables, reactive patterns, reduce, spread, etc.

      • You also know and subscribe to simple is better (you know when plain JavaScript with no framework is best)



    • CSS, SCSS

    • Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc.

    • Front end frameworks (specifically Vue or React)

    • Node.js and npm



  • Confidence or experience working with:

    • Typescript



    • CSS-in-JS



    • Front end test frameworks (Cypress, Karma)



    • Experience with front end build/deployment processes (Webpack, Babel, CI/CD)



  • Strong design skills including understanding of layout aesthetics

  • Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment

  • Systemas thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)

  • The ability to code and build out designs independently from no mock up all the way to working CSS/HTML/JS

  • A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one

  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions

  • Strong work sense of ownership

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)

  • PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, relevant field, and/or relevant work experience

  • 5+ years professional experience


Other qualities and traits...



  • Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio

  • Passion for delivering high-quality designs with quick turnaround times (e.g. you ship)

  • A product-first approach to building software

  • An enthusiasm for solving hard problems

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment


Bonus points if you have experience with...



  • Web performance (time-to-interactive, dependencies, wasted renders)

  • Node-based serverside APIs

  • Audio processing and interaction on the front-end

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