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Lead Front End Developer

Company: Robots and Pencils
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description


Our work is driven by our team's desire to be pioneers.

In 2009, we created Robots & Pencils with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Turns out we were right.

Today, our thinking is rooted in the belief that, in the age of unprecedented technology acceleration, maintaining a competitive advantage requires new strategies and a focus on innovation.

Our approach has been to create a company designed to follow the talent, allowing us to amass an unfair share of hyper-skilled people who call Robots & Pencils home. A team of people who not only develop innovative solutions to transform businesses, but also create products that have been previously inconceivable.

Our Core Values
Strong Work Ethic
Top Drawer
Always Learning

Robots & Pencils Offers

We care about Talent. Hard stop.

We Do This In Many Ways, By Offering
An attractive compensation package
Excellent benefits Medical, Dental, Vision etc. (this routinely gets reviewed each year for enhancements)
Paid stat/federal holidays, vacation and sick days
Flexible paid stat/federal holidays (because we care about what you care about and want to celebrate our culturally diverse team!)
R&P branded swag
Parental & adoption leave top up / salary continuance
RRSP/401K matching

But We Also Know a Job Isn't Just Defined By The Above, So We Pride Ourselves In Being a Company That Also Offers
A #FollowTheTalent mentality -- meaning you can be located anywhere in North America and work remotely. (We have 10+ years of experience building virtual working environments #WeKnowWhatWereDoing)
A dynamic, fast-paced environment where we're constantly #alwayslearning.
And lastly, a team that cares about you and wants to drive the talent experience. How do we do this? Over the years we've hosted comedian shows, had holiday parties, happy hours, brunches with the CEO, surprise coffee runs for the team, health & wellness events and prizes, trivia nights, surprise dinners for R&P team members and their family and so much more! (And yes, we've prioritized a way to do these things in a virtual setting and not just in person - thank you Zoom!)

You Offer

You do remarkable things and solve tough problems where many others have failed before. We are looking for people who are driven to be pioneers. If this is you -- we want to hear from you!

You love working on a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You are able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve existing processes. You manage your time well and enjoy the little moments where you get to go above and beyond. You take pride in your craft and strive to refine it as often as possible. You value sharing knowledge and helping others, even when it may stretch you.

Job Description

Robots & Pencils is looking for a Frontend Web Developer with a strong dedication to recent and upcoming technologies, and a proven track record in modern methodologies. We seek those that are driven to not only develop clean and sturdy implementations, but to also architect, design, and innovate solutions that may have not been created before. As a member of the Web Practice, you will work alongside some of the best in the industry across our other practices and account teams to create what's next.

What You'll Do:
Work on Client products as well as our own products, delivering first-class software
Build out mobile APIs and web applications for mobile and browser Clients
Peer review other team members' code, and learn and adapt from peer review of your own code
Support sales and project managers with technical insights, leading to the creation of budgets and schedules for projects
You apply wisdom and knowledge to resolve issues and challenges while looking for new innovative solutions

A successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:
7+ years of delivering software
B.S. or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience
Proficient with the latest and greatest of vanilla JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Expertise working within modern frontend frameworks like React, Angular, Vue, etc. with the ability to weigh their pros and cons, and the willingness to rotate between them as needed
Highly proficient in building fully interactive and visually complex user interfaces from scratch
Confidently able to translate a design mock up into a near-pixel-perfect implementation across browsers
Experience using modern development tooling, like precompilers (e.g. - Webpack, Babel) and preprocessors (eg. SASS, LESS)
Working with API's and third party integrations is second nature
Strong understanding of responsive design and development
Experience with test-driven development and basic understanding of QA Processes
Understanding of common user interface guidelines and standards applied to web and mobile
Familiar with SEO and web analytics practices and platforms
Experience working alongside a creative team to negotiate and influence the design process
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
Passion for both the user and developer experiences
Sharpies, Post-its and robot dreams

Additional Information

In addition to the core skills listed above, preferred candidates will have:
A collection of visual references for UI's you were directly responsible for
Experience in the nuances of a consulting role
Comfortable working directly with a client
Experience working with content management systems
Familiarity with common web technologies and languages outside the Frontend realm
Comfort in exporting your own creative assets out of common design tools like Sketch or Figma
Experience working on applications that connect to middleware technologies or databases

Keywords: Robots and Pencils, San Francisco , Lead Front End Developer, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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