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Senior Frontend Software Engineer

Charter Space

Charter Space

Software Engineering · Full-time
London, UK · Los Angeles, CA, USA · Austin, TX, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

What we’re looking for

Charter is seeking a senior frontend engineer who brings years of experience and is able to help our team learn, grow, and win. You’ll help with establishing culture, making sense of the chaos inherent to startups, and helping organise the engineering team to navigate it as effectively as possible. You will be responsible for bringing Charter’s vision into reality, and you will contribute to key architecture and technology decisions around how to best solve difficult problems with elegant and practical code.

Who you are

Infinitely curious, with a penchant for systematic and methodical thinking. If you think about solving problems in terms of progressive steps and pipelines that look like A → B → C → ... → Z, we want you.

You should also:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment which revolves around cross-disciplinary interaction and remote collaboration;
  • Have a passion for space and the capacity to learn fast, and be excited about contributing your talents to and making an impact in a rapidly expanding market;
  • Have a strong bias to action;
  • (Bonus) have some prior experience / knowledge of the space industry;
  • Align with our values; and
  • Fundamentally believe that great change for the better is possible, if only we have the right cause, team, and timing.

A day in the life as a Senior Frontend Engineer:

  • Writing react code :)
  • Collaborating with the engineering team via pair programming sessions and discussions on slack / google meet / zoom to ship features and overcome engineering challenges.
  • Reviewing Merge Requests, providing helpful feedback during code reviews and teaching your peers.
  • Responding to issues / bug reports.
  • Collaborating with product and design teams and assist in the product vision into reality by providing support where necessary to understand the problems we face and how best to solve them.
  • Assisting with the design thinking process by scoping / refining user stories and translating them into technical requirements.
  • Assisting the CTO with:Technical program management duties such as roadmap projections, documentation, and mentoring where possible. Decisions related to frontend development strategy.
  • Working with the CTO / CEO in your one-on-one meetings to help grow your team and your own career.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively define, scope, prioritise, and estimate work.
  • Be organised and self sufficient, pick new work autonomously, working to unblock yourself when stuck either by learning something new, reaching out for help or finding other solutions.
  • Work with backend, product and design folks to ship features that are smooth and easy to use.
  • Provide assistance, feedback and mentoring to junior members where needed.
  • Drive helpful conversations around technical issues and engineering practices, suggesting improvements and ideas as you see them.
  • Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback during code reviews.
  • Own your features, and represent them at company-wide checkins.
  • Deliver work that is clean and easy to maintain
  • Document your knowledge where necessary.
  • Balance speed and quality, with a focus on tangible results.

Qualifications

We care more about hiring people that have a track record of caring deeply about their work than checking all of the qualifications off. So whether you meet all the qualifications or a partial set, we want to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with CSS and HTML.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • 5 years of experience as a full-time professional software engineer.
  • Strong experience in Typescript.
  • Strong ReactJs Fundamentals.
  • Experience working in Linux / Unix environments.
  • Experience / understanding of frontend caching techniques.
  • Working experience with Git.
  • Experience with Test Driven Development.
  • Experience working in agile teams.
  • Experience working asynchronously in a remote, distributed team.
  • Knowledge of frontend testing, profiling and debugging practices.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think critically about frontend component design and software engineering concepts, and apply them to solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing, operating and maintaining web applications in production environments.
  • Good understanding / experience with building multiplayer / realtime features
  • Experience with NextJs / Vercel.
  • Experience working with product and design teams in product development lifecycles.
  • Knowledge of WebSockets.
  • Exposure to Design Systems.
  • Experience with Postgres.
  • Experience or understanding of backend engineering.
  • Experience / understanding of AWS services such as: Hosting (EC2, ECS, Amplify), Identity (Cognito), API (Lambda, CloudFormation), Storage (S3, DynamoDB), Messaging (SQS / SES).
  • Experience (personal / professional) in any statically typed backend languages (e.g. Golang, Rust, Java, C#, C++, Typescript).

Compatible Time Zones

Our current team members are distributed across different time zones including:

  • GMT-8 (Los Angeles)
  • GMT-5 (NYC)
  • GMT+0 (London)
  • GMT+1 (Sweden)
  • GMT+8 (Singapore)

Although we've found that it's easier to collaborate when everyone's in a similar time zone, if you're willing to stay up late or get up early, so are we.

Charter Space is an equal opportunity employer.

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