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Full Stack Developer - React & Node JS

Engineering | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration.  We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn.  We offer a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids.  We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve.  We’re backed by leading investors and were named one of the “20 Startups to Watch” by Business Insider.  Our offices are located in Mountain View, within walking distance from the Caltrain station.

Role and Responsibilities:

We're building out our technology team.  We’re looking for an experienced full-stack JS developer interested in contributing to growing and scaling a successful startup - where you will have a real impact on the business and technology.  You will work with our engineering, product management, marketing, and design teams to help deliver a great user experience across all aspects of KiwiCo's digital presence.  Working with a small team using agile development process, you will be bringing products to life and help build new features across all areas of our product. You will develop high performance, highly responsive, intuitive, and sleek experiences that will delight our customers. You can expect to participate in all aspects of the product life-cycle.

Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team.  We seek team players with infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude.  Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace.  You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.

  • 3+ years of web/software experience development complex modern web applications

  • 2+ years of experience with React.js, knowledge designing, developing, and utilizing component-based architectures.

  • 2+ years of experience with Node.js

  • Ability to implement rich client functionality with thorough knowledge of JavaScript, including frameworks (jQuery/ ES6+) and AJAX

  • Driven, flexible, self-starter with ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment

  • Ability to deliver engineering tasks on time and with high quality

  • Passionate about working with new technologies and solving difficult technical problems

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or other relevant field of study 

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient at CSS, and cross-browser cross-device layout skills and knowledge

  • Proficient in a broad range of software design approaches and common UX patterns

  • Knowledge of PHP/object oriented programming, or other backend technologies

  • eCommerce experience

  • Startup experience

If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. 

Diversity

KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.