Senior Frontend Engineer (Remote)

Remote /
Engineering /
Full-time - remote
/ Remote
We are Leaf

Leaf is on a mission to upend the way companies buy and sell transportation. Every year, billions of dollars, hundreds of megatons of carbon and millions of person-hours are wasted because the companies who ship goods and the companies who carry them aren’t upfront about their needs and abilities. Our platform finds ways for buyers and sellers to contract binding commitments for plannable and predictable freight and allows those contracts to be traded when needs change. In time, Leaf will become the hub through which the trillion-dollar American freight market is managed.

We are a team of experienced, smart, and mildly disagreeable troublemakers who like taking on unreasonably big challenges; we know how to build things, we’ve lived what’s broken in this industry, and we’re looking for bright, ambitious people to help us drag the transportation world kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

What does a Senior Frontend Engineer do?

As a Senior Frontend Engineer, you will work closely together with our Innovation, Data and Product teams as well as other FE- and BE-engineers to advance the development of Leaf's internal and customer-facing web applications. You will be responsible for delivering exciting new experiences by rigorously leveraging collected data, e.g. through user analytics. You will transform complex processes into insightful user experiences.

The role will challenge you to work in a highly agile environment and address strategic and implementational topics.

As a Frontend Engineer, you...

    • Partner with our internal Design and Product teams to innovate and develop new design and interaction concepts
    • Translate mock-ups and interpret style guides to create cohesive interfaces with modular code
    • Develop rich, flexible frontend components to enable engineers to easily and quickly build interfaces
    • Share and document knowledge and best practices for frontend development
    • Support other team members through code reviews and continuous feedback
    • Take initiative to research, troubleshoot and resolve bugs and issues as they arise
    • Be a flexible team player, stepping into a variety of roles, as needed

Who makes a good Senior Frontend Engineer?

    • 4+ years of experience building modern web applications
    • Excellent knowledge of Javascript, CSS, React and React Router
    • In-depth knowledge of browsers and their behavior
    • Passionate about user experience and product delivery
    • Experience with test frameworks (e.g. Cypress, Jest)
    • Experience with Material UI and React-hook-form
    • Good understanding of REST and GraphQL
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work both self-directed and collaboratively to deliver results in a fast-paced startup environment
Who doesn't?

What we’re trying to do is hard. Technically difficult some of the time, but also hard because we’re asking for big changes from people who are usually very comfortable doing things the way they’ve always been done. There is a lot of frustration, and it’s easy to put a lot of work into something that doesn’t bear fruit. But we’re here to put a big dent in a gigantic industry, something we’ll all be proud of a decade from now. 

We’re also a startup. Priorities change all the time, something’s always on fire, and there’s twice as much work to do as hands to do it. It’s uncomfortable, new challenges surface constantly, and that means it’s up to you to manage how you spend your time in the midst of conflicting priorities.  

We’re well-funded, with advisors and investors who’ve built legendary companies. But we’re also deploying that capital aggressively, so you should expect uncertainty and discomfort. 

If the above sounds daunting, you’re a perfectly sound and reasonable person who probably won’t fit in at Leaf. If this strikes you as an exhilarating milieu, well, let’s talk.