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Lead/Senior Front End Software Developer

at Backtracks.fm - Visit company website
Austin, TX, USA, Remote
Job type
USD 120000-150000
3 weeks ago

Company description

Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue.

Job description

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


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 a 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)
  • Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc.
  • Front end frameworks (specifically Vue or React)
  • Integrating web service calls/remote data/APIs
  • Node.js and npm

Confidence or experience working with:

  • CSS-in-JS
  • Front end test frameworks (Cypress, Karma)
  • Experience with front end build/deployment processes (Webpack, Babel, CI/CD)
  • TypeScript
  • React Native
  • Strong design skills including understanding of layout aesthetics
  • Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment
  • Systems 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



How to apply

Apply by clicking the button below or via https://bktrks.cc/2RHrGyi.

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