Overview

Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. [Backtracks](https://backtracks.fm/?ref=job-posting) is seeking a qualified Mid-Senior Front End Developer to join our Product & Engineering Team.**Opportunity**[Backtracks](https://backtracks.fm/?ref=job-posting) helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the client-side of our web applications and platform to deliver delightful experiences to our users.**Your day-to-day**- Prototype, design, and implement improvements to new and existing portions of our platform, website, and applications- Improve appeal and usability of our different products- Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams- Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly- Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed- Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.- Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiativesWe expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring a great user experience.**You have**- History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies- History of designing and building web components, products, and technology- History of focusing on user experience- In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)- Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles: – Product Developer – Product Engineer – Front End Designer and Developer – Front End Engineer – UI Designer/Developer – Full Stack Engineer – Full Stack Developer – Front-end Designer and Developer – Front-end Engineer – Frontend Designer and Developer – Frontend Engineer- Strong knowledge of: – Javascript (ES6+) – Vue.js – Know when to use immutable types, observables, reactive patterns, reduce, spread, etc. – You also know and subscribe to simple is better (you know when plain JavaScript with no framework is best) – CSS, SCSS – Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc. – Front end frameworks (specifically Vue or React) – Integrating APIs, web services, and remote data – Node.js and npm- Confidence or experience working with: – TypeScript – CSS-in-JS – Front end test frameworks (Cypress, Karma) – Experience with front end build/deployment processes (Webpack, Babel, CI/CD)- Strong design skills including understanding of layout aesthetics- Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment- Systems thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)- The ability to code and build out designs independently from no mock up all the way to working CSS/HTML/JS- A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one- An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions- Strong work sense of ownership- Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)- PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, relevant field, and/or relevant work experience- 5+ years professional experience**Other qualities and traits**- Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio- Passion for delivering high-quality designs with quick turnaround times (e.g. you ship)- A product-first approach to building software- An enthusiasm for solving hard problems- Thrives in a fast-paced environment**Bonus points if you have experience with**- Web performance (time-to-interactive, dependencies, wasted renders)- Node-based serverside APIs- Audio processing and interaction on the front-end