Sr React / Frontend Engineer

Website Whitespectre

Whitespectre is a product-centric, Rails-led technology consultancy for both VC funded start-ups and large, established companies across the US and Europe. We’re also a product incubator with our own applications and B2B SaaS platform. As long-term partners to our clients, we’ve played a critical role in their growth – both through the products we co-create and the expertise and processes we bring. Proudly remote first since 2013, we’re a close-knit team of 75, working in fast-moving, cross-functional agile pods to solve interesting technical challenges and drive real business impact.


What’s it like to be a Frontend Engineer at Whitespectre?
Our front-end developers have the ability to make beautiful user experiences come to life. They can partner with UI/UX and are able to think like product owners- being able to advocate for code quality as a long term strategic investment while knowing when to adapt a more start-up mentality to deliver rapid business value. They can go full-stack when needed to make the frontend functional, but their passion is to stay up to date with the latest visual and Javascript techniques / trends. And, of course, share with and learn from the collective Whitespectre rails brain trust.
Whitespectre operates on a fully-modern tech stack- toolset includes ReactJS, Typescript, Webpack, REST/GraphQL, Rails, Postgres, Elastic, CI/CD with Docker, Heroku/AWS, etc. Working smartly is important to us; automation, dynamic environments spin up with new feature branches and slack bot integrations control our production releases.
The majority of our projects involve building greenfield applications and our delivery teams typically own products end to end – your thinking and contribution make a big impact!
You can read more about life in our engineering team in this blog post by our Senior Engineer, Eneko.

Competitive salaries, with payment in USD
Annual Performance & Salary Reviews, with proactive career management
20 Days PTO & 3 Charity Days annually
Funded face-to-face meet ups in Barcelona, as well as South America and Asia
Assisted Relocation package up to $5k
Flexible working hours for efficient teaming in a 100% remote environment (proudly remote-first for 9 years!)
Free English classes & educational expenses support
Generous Employee Referral Plan
Team Fitness and Charity Initiatives

Cultural Benefits

In addition to the above benefits, we foster an inclusive working environment that provides:
Great company environment – check out Glassdoor
Personalized onboardings
Opportunity to contribute to company-level initiatives
Work with a broad range of best-in-class technologies
Cross-company knowledge groups – improve your expertise, share your learnings and work with different technologies and tools
Regular brown bag learning sessions
An emphasis on Work-life balance

This is the right position for you if want-
To have a “product” mindset – that you’ll enjoy the challenge of collaborating with UI/UX Designers and Product Managers to advocate for technology solutions while bearing in mind the tradeoffs for business results
The responsibility of designing new solutions and being confident to justify your technology decisions. (Plus debating and recognizing when a colleague has an even better idea!)
To be able to go full-stack (on a modern Rails7 project)
To solve problems that can’t be addressed by just searching Stack Overflow
The opportunity to go outside your core expertise and strong skills with other technologies and learn more.
An environment where excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are valued and honed.
A culture where people from different backgrounds interact, collaborate and reach a shared goal

The “check the box” Requirements
3+ years of experience in software development, 2+ years of HTML/CSS/animation/ Javascript experience. Ideally, you’ll have worked on Rails projects before and hopefully used React.
Experience contributing to technical decision making within a team
Can work full-time with a significant crossover with the core hours: 11am – 6pm Central European Time
Live outside of the US. Please, no recruitment agencies.

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