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Frontend Engineer

Engineering | Remote | Contract

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: BST, CST, EST)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $32-72 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Long Term, ongoing

ABOUT US:

Braintrust (usebraintrust.com) is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and actually get to own the platform. We've been onboarding some big clients and specifically need a Frontend Engineer for our client.  

 

Job Description

We are looking for a front end engineer to come in work in a greenfield environment and drive best practices with cutting edge technology.  We are building our platform solely on Javascript and the AWS platform.  We are currently planning to be 100% serverless and looking at AWS specific technologies to accelerate development.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop features and improvements to our core product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way
  • You’ll work with our team to iterate on new features
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Consistently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • You'll help improve the overall experience of our product through improving the quality of the Frontend features both in your group and features that benefit other groups.
  • You’ll help identify areas of improvements in the code base and help contribute to make it better

Requirements

  • Professional experience with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries such as React, D3, and MaterialUI
  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, SCSS, and core JavaScript concepts.
  • A solid understanding in core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)
  • Experience using Git in a professional/workplace environment
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
  • 5-8 Years Relevant Professional Experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with great organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a geographically distributed organization

Nice to have

  • Working knowledge in NodeJS
  • Understanding of Serverless Architecture using AWS Lambda
  • Understanding of AWS using Appsync, DynamoDB, SQS, and CloudFormation
  • Experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a tech startup
  • Product company experience
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Developer platform/tool industry experience
  • Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team

ABOUT THE HIRING PROCESS:

Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.