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Jakt

Front-End Engineer at Jakt

New York City · Full Time

Jakt is a growing digital innovation studio in NYC. We partner with companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprises, to create bespoke digital products that solve problems. We're on a mission to positively impact the lives of 100 million people by 2027 with solutions we've created.

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Job Description

MISSION
As a Frontend Developer, your primary focus is the user and how they interact with and experience your work. In the Frontend Developer role, we’re looking for someone who wants to develop projects from conception to completion. You will help our partners (clients) achieve business goals through the digital solutions we create for them.

REQUIREMENTS (In order of priority)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
In-depth knowledge of Javascript (ES2015/ES6) and modern frontend development tools (npm, Webpack, Babel, Redux).
1-5 years of web development experience with React (and React Router).
Expert with HTML and CSS/SCSS.
Proficient with daily Git usage and common branching strategies.
Comfortable working with UNIX environments.

NICE TO HAVES
Experience with TypeScript
Knowledge of additional frontend frameworks/libraries (i.e. Angular, Vue, JQuery)
Experience using a backend language and framework (i.e. Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, Javascript/Node)
Experience doing mobile development
Experience doing product design

YOU ARE…
Excellent creative problem-solving skills and a solid grasp of software engineering fundamentals.
Proficient in integrating backend framework/s (i.e. Rails, Django, Node) and other REST APIs.
Able to specify APIs and collaborate with backend teams to align requirements.
Understands test coverage best practices and utilizing CI.
Knowledgeable in caching, scaling and performance best practices.
Able to concisely document all parts of a project.
Excited to pick up new libraries and technologies quickly.
Collaborates with product managers and designers to offer insight into technical constraints and contribute solutions.
Can work well with ambiguity and able to organize within Scrum or Kanban methodologies.
Able to jump into anything and figure it out.

EXPECTATIONS
If you choose to join us, these would be your goals for the year.
Accomplish development tasks within 20% of the estimated time.
Learn one new framework or core competency.
Contribute to improvements in development process.
Develop features according to requirement specs and creates an appropriate level of documentation.
Collaborate with designers to develop creative solutions to interface challenges.

COMPANY VALUES
When you say you will do something, you do it.
You have empathy for everything you do. Whether it’s empathy for your users that you are creating a product for, empathy for our partners when you are helping them build their business, or empathy for your teammates.
You creatively solve problems. This includes both problems that we are hired to solve or in general when problems arise.
You are constantly looking to innovate on processes.
You say what you mean and what you are thinking.
You take responsibility, for any action or inaction.
You are always looking to make others successful, both our partners and your teammates.

WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive pay and benefits.
A fun, lively, friendly environment.
Access to the NYC startup, VC, and creative scene.
The opportunity to help build an amazing culture and company.

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