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Senior Front End Software Engineer

Engineering | East Bay, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Ripcord is the world's first robotic paper digitization company. We’re going after the outmoded, but very large paper records market (think, medical records, company HR records, company financial records, legal case files, etc). For 30 years the world has been talking about the paperless office, but have yet to realize it. Our mission is to be the company that takes the world paperless. We are doing this by building a first of its kind robotic machine and software platform that will completely transform the records management market.

Our headquarters and production facility are in Hayward, CA. We have also have a co-working space in San Francisco.

We are a well-funded startup backed by reputable investors such as Icon Ventures, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, LUX Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Our seed investors and advisors include Steve Wozniak, Bruce Scott, Chris C Kemp, and Jon Callas.

We respect and look after one another at Ripcord. We want everyone to feel supported, safe, free to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. Crazy ideas are welcome here! Our team is fun, driven, and energetic. Every day we work with industrial robots, computer vision systems, and a diverse stack of software tools to tie it all together.

A Front End Senior Software Engineer will develop and maintain amazing web applications for Canopy -- Ripcord’s content discovery portal. The front end engineer will also have a hand in developing the user experience and functionality of Ripcord’s internal applications.

In this role, the candidate will collaborate with other teammates to implement solutions to problems that impact the company’s top software engineering priorities. They will also introduce, assess, and implement new technologies that will help the company provide an exquisite user experience to its customers.

Engineers in this position have rock-solid programming foundations, are willing to learn new technologies, and can work effectively with a team.

This position must work fulltime out of our Hayward, CA location. Remote work is not available for this role.

Who Will Love This Position

  • Problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced startup environment who welcome new challenges and are consistently a major contributor to the codebase and overall software design

  • Developers who strive to continuously move the codebase forward, leaving it better factored and tested than when they found it


  • Create amazing applications in a modern single-page JavaScript framework (React)

  • Lead usability and design reviews for Ripcord applications

  • Participate in API design for Canopy services

  • Break down feature requests into actionable plans and assist when needed with the creation and execution of test plans

  • Ensure development projects fulfill business requirements and delight end-users


  • 5+ years of web application experience

  • Deep experience with React, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Webpack

  • Familiarity with testing frameworks such as Chai, Jest, Mocha, etc

  • Experience working across multiple browsers and familiar with their various idiosyncrasies

  • Understanding of UX principles and what makes for a great user experience

  • Familiarity with Jira, Git and agile development methodology

  • Expertise in RESTful resource implementation

  • Expertise in building sites with responsiveness, accessibility, and performance in mind


  • Stock options
  • 100% of healthcare premiums are covered for you and all dependents!
  • On-site gym 
  • Meals and refreshments provided
  • Commuting benefits
  • Paid parental leave (child-bearing and non-childbearing)

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Ripcord, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it. Ripcord is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.