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Giving designers the tools they deserve

Software Engineer - Full-Stack (Ruby / JavaScript)

Β£45k – Β£65k β€’ 0.5% – 1.0%
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Many companies document their design system using solutions that get out of sync because they have to be updated manually. zeroheight lets any company create a reference site for their design system that's integrated with their design tools so it stays up-to-date. Documentation is the first piece of the puzzle: zeroheight's vision is to give companies all the tools they need to successfully build and scale a design system.

We have hundreds of customers including Red Bull, The Guardian and the City of Amsterdam and are backed by EF, Adobe and Y Combinator. If you're looking to have a big impact in an early-stage design startup, this could be the role for you :)

Opportunity
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Take ownership of features from conception to production. This means accountability but also an awesome sense of pride when users love it! We believe ownership is critical to enjoying your work and feeling connected to the impact it's having.
As zeroheight is still small, you'll not only work across the entire stack, but you'll also be involved in initiatives and projects that fall outside the scope of traditional "software engineering" - all team members discuss growth strategies, answer support emails and plan the future of product development. Joining now is great if you want to broaden your skills, you'd like to create your own startup at some point or you enjoy working across many different projects.
Help us create a great culture for future zero-hires. You'll have a big impact on shaping the future of what it's like to work at zeroheight. We just got a great new office in Shoreditch which is also a big plus :)
Our tech stack is still young, so you'll be here to help it scale to handle our ever-growing user-base.
A key feature of zeroheight is that it creates living documentation so you'll need to work with some exciting APIs to build and scale our integrations. We currently have Sketch, Figma and XD with plenty more to come!

You
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If this sounds like you, let's chat
❀️ You're passionate about making products that people love
🎨 You love creating beautiful UIs with precision and attention to detail
πŸ–Ό You're curious to learn about the design process and what we can do to improve it
🐣 You relish the challenge of an early-stage startup: you'll help with whatever needs doing and know that your role will grow as the company does
πŸ’Ό You have a few years of previous professional experience as a programmer
πŸ›  You're happy getting stuck into managing cloud servers and writing speedy backend code
πŸ“– You're comfortable learning any technology. Bonus points if you've got experience with our stack: AWS, Ruby (Rails), Javascript (Marionette / React), HTML, CSS

What you'll be up to
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After 1 month you'll:
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Dive into zeroheight's existing codebase, with the help of some pair programming
Start learning about design and why we're so excited about it
We have a packed roadmap and an overflowing bucket of feature requests from our users. Your job will start with the most pressing small features

After 3 months you'll:
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Ship your first feature to users - wooo! πŸŽ‰
Be able to reply to customer support requests without help
Understand design systems and how they're changing the industry
Start on your first major feature

After 6 months you'll:
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Ship your first major feature
Own several features and know the code inside out
Have broad knowledge of the design tool landscape and where zeroheight fits in
Onboard teammates and help create processes

After 12 months you'll:
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Be responsible for entire areas of the product
Mentor others and get involved in hiring
Work with the team to set longer-term priorities and timelines