More about Knack and this position:
Knack is hiring a frontend engineer! You’ll be an integral part of our product and engineering teams focused on architecting and developing our client-side programming.
We’re looking for a strong track record of architecting and building products. With that said, we’re not looking for a 100% match on experience or our stack. If you have a history of shipping solid work, we’re interested.
*What You'll Do*
* Lead development on the client layer and user experience.
* Develop a comprehensive HTML/CSS/JS framework for rendering web applications for multiple devices and themes.
* Refine the application building experience that makes it a delight for our customers to use and extend Knack.
* Consistently improve the speed, reliability, and performance of the Knack client application.
* Evaluate new technologies and help determine opportunities to leverage these.
* Work on implementing front-end Knack features.
How you’ll do this:
* Program: ship code every day
* Contribute: we want our engineers to make an impact on the Knack product. This means you're not just implementing features that have been specified to death. It includes developing ideas, making suggestions, and keeping on top of new tech to understand opportunities.
* Engage: we have enough areas of need where we want to leverage what you're excited about and use that to make Knack a better product.
* Learn and grow: we do code-reviews, pair-programming, lunch-and-learns, and actively engage in chat to constantly teach and learn.
You won’t have a direct boss but will be working collaboratively with our small engineering team of 10, and with cross-functional teams on specific projects.
Our work is 100% remote. We use Slack, Trello, Google Docs and Google Hangouts to get our work done.
Above all, you build things. You have a history of starting --and completing-- projects, whether that’s products, applications, games, libraries, or plugins.
You’re both a teacher and a learner. You’re not afraid to admit when someone may know more than you. You have the confidence to help others level up.
You’re an outstanding communicator. You can document a problem, and clearly and succinctly outline a solution. You’re not afraid to distill things into plain English for teammates and customers.
You have experience working in fast-paced environments, prioritizing and balancing multiple projects, and working with cross-functional teams.
You want to work on a product you can be proud of that impacts thousands of people all over the world, from non-profits to the world’s biggest companies.
You go all in. You want to do your best work, and have that work make an impact.
Knack is a no-code platform that makes it easy for anyone to build applications and workflows to do amazing things with their data.
Knack launched in 2012 and has been growing steadily as we’ve built our team, perfected our product, and nailed our product-market fit. We’re now ready to take things to the next level and maximize the opportunity for what this product can be.
So why are we different?
We’re bootstrapped: we’ve had to build something our customers actually pay for. This changes how you do things.
We’re 100% remote: and have been from the beginning. Every decision we’ve made has been based around optimizing our remote operations.
We’re small: and we like it that way. We’re more than just chat avatars-- we’ve all gotten to know each other, have grown together, and love working with each other.
We enjoy the journey: we’re in this for the long haul. We’re not chasing an exit or the next round of funding. We’re building something we’re proud of and want to keep improving on.
*Benefits & Compensation*
Competitive salaries and generous equity: rather than give up equity to investors to pay engineering salaries, we’ve chosen to give more of that equity to our team while still paying strong salaries.
Define your work: our only rule is our overlap zone of 11am to 4pm EST. Otherwise find the location, environment, and schedule that is best for your life and work. It’s not about separation, it’s about optimization.
Unlimited Paid Vacation: take the time you need to stay motivated, charged, and balanced. You’ll get forced days off for birthdays and knackiversaries.
Paid Corporate Retreats: we get together twice a year at amazing locations to do normal human being things in person. We pay for your flight, lodging, and meals.
Learning Credits: an annual allowance is provided to stay on top of your game with classes, books, and conferences.
HealthCare: we offer health, vision, and dental, covering 75% of the premium for you and your dependents (spouse + children).
Please note that we are only considering applicants legally eligible to work in the US.
Knack enables non-programmers to do amazing things with their data. It's the central hub that makes it easy to do something useful with all of your data.
Knack starts with storing your data in a simple online database. You can then build simple web apps using search, forms, tables, and more to display, update, and share that data. These apps make it easy to manage and analyze the data, build workflows, share it with other users, and integrate it with other services.
Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences.
Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.