Senior Front End Engineer

Brooklyn, NY
Kickstarter is looking for a Front End Engineer in our Brooklyn office who wants to help bring creative projects to life.

About the Team

Kickstarter’s Engineering team builds and maintains software to help bring creative projects to life. We help creators run and track fundraising efforts, help users find projects they want to support, and enable creators to share their process with backers after funding. On the front-end, we build features with modern frameworks like SASS, Atomic Design, React, Redux, Apollo, and TypeScript, all backed by a GraphQL API. We use iterative and data-driven processes to build and refine our platform that supports our mission of bringing creative projects to life.

In This Role, You Will:

    • 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.

About You

    • You have 5+ years professional experience using JavaScript, CSS and HTML.
    • You have a desire to craft beautiful, usable interfaces across desktop and mobile web.
    • 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 have experience mentoring other engineers in Javascript and CSS.
    • You work with an eye toward accessibility, performance and systemic solutions.
    • You have significant experience working with React or similar frameworks.
    • You are familiar with with Javascript and CSS build systems such as Webpack.
    • You have experience working iteratively and maintaining live products.
    • You write tests to ensure delivery of high-quality software.
    • You are familiar with server-side web frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails.
This position is full-time and on-site at our beautiful office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All full-time employees are eligible for our terrific benefits program, which includes stock options, full health/dental/vision coverage, 401k contribution, generous vacation and family leave, and a wide variety of social and cultural events.

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.