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WayBetter Senior Front-end Developer

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

WayBetter Senior Front-end Developer

WayBetter has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, creative Senior Front-end Developer to help us tear down our existing monolithic stack and completely rebuild it from the ground up with a modern, mobile-first, service-oriented architecture. This is your chance to build mobile and web apps with modern technology in a greenfield environment.


The WayBetter Way

At WayBetter, our mission is to make getting healthier fun.

Our life-changing games inspire people everywhere to live healthier every day. Our players support and motivate each other while financial incentives hold everyone accountable. Our formula has already helped more than 400,000 people reach their health goals and earn more than $25 Million – it’s based on science and it really works. We’ve created a proven motivational system and we’re excited to change the way people lose weight, stay active, exercise, sleep, quit smoking, and adopt healthier habits. We want your help!


What we're looking for in a Senior Front-end Developer

As a Senior Front-end Developer, you’ll be working with a small, growing team of experienced engineers.  You will be responsible for developing the web client and web tier of our products.  You will also have ample opportunity to aid in the design of our back-end services.  You’ll play a key role in identifying and investigating new technologies, prototyping and testing, and rapid iteration releases.  

Required Qualifications

  • Expertise with JavaScript, React, Redux and Node.js in production environments

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5 and web fundamentals (CSS, HTTP,  cookies, security, performance, etc.)

  • Strong relational database knowledge (MySQL, Postgres)

  • Experience with automated testing (writing unit tests)

  • Familiarity with AWS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing iOS and/or Android apps a major plus

  • Experience with micro-services architecture

  • Experience with GraphQL

  • Design/UX skills

  • Knowledge of code deployment best practices

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience with websockets


Compensation and Benefits

  • Generous health care coverage

  • 401(K)

  • Untracked, flexible vacation policy

  • Training opportunities

  • Meaningful equity participation

  • A healthy, collaborative, and fun work environment

  • A life outside work


WayBetter? Yes!

We care a lot about our company's culture and apply to our workplace the same principles that successfully power our games: fun, social support, and accountability. We also live by our belief that a healthy work-life balance is vital when it comes to sustainable, long-term success.

We know that when you join a startup you’re investing in that company. Unlike investors who risk other people’s money, you’re investing something more precious: your time. You can feel good about investing in WayBetter. We’ve been around for over five years and have raised over $5 million from successful entrepreneurs with deep pockets (including several billionaires). We were cashflow positive for the first five months of 2016 ... becoming self-funding means we control our own destiny. The bottom line is that we’re building the kind of company we want to work for, one with enduring value, inspiring co-workers, and happy customers.

Want to apply? Please send your portfolio (website, GitHub, app links), resume, and a note that tells us something about you that we can't pick up from your portfolio/resume.