Front End Engineer

New York, NY
Engineering
Full-time
At Backstage, we're focused on providing the best career platform and marketplace to match performing artists (actors, models, dancers and musicians) with talent seekers.


Backstage.com seeks a mid-to-senior Front End Engineer who will participate in all aspects of architecting and developing new and innovative user interfaces. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology and new product development in an established company that is rapidly growing. This is a great opportunity for a Front End engineer looking to expand their well-established career.

ABOUT YOU
You should have played a significant role in the creation and maintenance of a public facing website and have extensive experience with Javascript (React a plus) and be comfortable with Python (Django a plus). You should also be comfortable with the entire development life cycle (inception to release) in an Agile environment. You should should take great pleasure in creation, chaos and problem solving through healthy debate. You should be comfortable working alone and with a team.

The Gig

    • Work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers to create beautiful, usable interfaces for desktop and mobile web.
    • Build and ship features with an understanding of Javascript, CSS and HTML best practices.
    • Collaborate with front-end engineers outside your feature team to maintain shared code and front-end infrastructure.
    • Coordinate with back-end engineers to provide a cohesive experience.

Requirements

    • You have 3-6 years professional experience using JavaScript, CSS and HTML.
    • You have excellent communication skills and are good at giving and receiving feedback.
    • You enjoy working collaboratively and participating in team discussions and planning.
    • You work with an eye toward accessibility while building new features.
    • You have experience working with React or similar frameworks.
    • You have experience working iteratively and have maintained live products.
    • You write tests to ensure delivery of high-quality software.
    • You aren’t afraid of writing some backend code (specifically Python)
    • You have some familiarity with server-side web frameworks, such as Django.

Benefits:

    • Casual office space in Dumbo Brooklyn
    • Collaborative work environment where you’ll learn about and influence every aspect of the business
    • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and access to other local music events
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • The opportunity to work with talented leaders in their disciplines
    • A company that works with you to learn, grow, and excel in your career
Backstage, LLC, is the leading platform in creative talent placement. We are currently composed of two brands: Backstage.com, for actors; and Sonicbids.com, for musicians -- with plans to launch additional verticals organically and through acquisition. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of startup energy and entertainment industry creativity atop the solid foundation of an established but small and fast-growing business with decades of success in our industry.

We are a close knit, agile team that is disrupting the creative talent placement industry through technical innovation, product design and a solid business model. At the heart of our success and growth resides a group of hardcore technologists, writers, marketers, and product designers who share a tight bond and believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users.

We offer benefits including health insurance (vision and dental available), commuter benefits, 401K, unlimited vacation, and tickets/tuition for select conferences/courses. Our DUMBO office is spacious and convenient to 3 subway lines.