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Senior Frontend Developer

Rolling Deadline  |  Full-Time Job


Location: Remote. Candidates must be located between UTC-6 and UTC+2 time zones.

Hypothesis is seeking a Senior Frontend Developer to join our product delivery team. The person hired for this role will work with the product delivery team to develop and ensure delivery of Hypothesis technologies and services in support of our vision; to bring a conversation over all knowledge. Join us as we extend what the web can do.

About the team
Hypothesis is a small mission driven, public benefit startup with strong financial backing. Our goal is to bring standards-based collaboration and conversation to the web at scale. We are currently ramping up to respond to high demand from stakeholders across the education and research marketplace as the world shifts permanently to a remote-first workflow.

We are a diverse, supportive, highly collaborative, 100% remote team of technologists, educators, and business people working together to bring new capabilities to the web. We code in the open (our repos are public and liberally licensed) and help drive standards for annotation. Though we operate remotely, we are a close-knit team that communicates via Slack, video chat, GitHub, and Google Docs across 8 time zones.

About the role
In this role, you will help build systems, browser-based software, and user interfaces to support annotation of web pages and other media. You will focus on solving user needs by contributing to the frontend codebase.

The following is a sampling of the technologies we currently use (if you’re already familiar, great, but please don’t take these as prerequisites):

JavaScript, React/Preact
Python, Pyramid, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch
AWS, Docker, Ansible
This role reports to the Director of Engineering

About you
You are someone who loves problem solving. You value simplicity over complexity. You take great satisfaction in helping others be successful and productive, and wouldn’t think to move on without documenting your work so 6-months-from-now you (or anybody else for that matter) can drop back in and understand it. You’re a self starter, an excellent communicator, and a team player.

Skills and experience you possess
A solid understanding of the web platform and how browsers work
A solid understanding of the fundamental technologies of the web platform (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTTP, etc.)
Experience building rich web applications using current technologies (eg React, Vue, ES6+)
Familiarity with architectural patterns and tools used to build modern web applications
Experience profiling and debugging web applications
Experience working with developers of open source projects to resolve bugs or make improvements
Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you’re able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team
You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts
You have good communication and documentation skills.
Experience providing guidance around frontend best practices, and proposing and exploring new frameworks/libraries for teams.
You will thrive at Hypothesis if you
Love learning new things
Are committed to improving both as a technologist and a human being
Are tenacious, self-directed, and highly motivated
Have strong problem-solving skills
Have led collaborations with business and technology teams to develop FE applications
Have excellent, people-friendly written and verbal skills
Are as adept at collaborating with designers as you are with backend developers
Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
Communicate clearly and effectively
Are naturally inclined to proactively document your code as part of your development process.
Approach your work with a mindset that allows for growth and change

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