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Front-end Engineer


Databento is a stealth stage tech startup located in downtown Boston. We're building transformative technologies to streamline the exchange of data between financial firms. Our team is looking for a strong web UI designer, preferably with some front-end web development experience and an interest in the product design and UX process. This is an on-site, full-time role and you'll have crucial responsibility as our first design hire.

Who are we?

We are a MassChallenge finalist and venture-backed by 5 VC firms and various investors, including the creators of Google Chrome OS, the Apple App Store and iTunes. Our founders are Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees who grew their previous startup from zero to $75M in 4 years. We've been featured on Wall Street Journal, CNN, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and more. We're already building our firm at an incredible pace against this benchmark. We provide full health and dental benefits, 401(k) matching, free lunch and snacks in an open environment with no dress code.

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Building web UIs and APIs
  • Collaborating with designers and the product team to implement features that improve user experience
  • Writing technical documentation for internal and external use

We're looking for candidates with at least 3 years of work experience with any of the following, in decreasing order of priority:

  • Web development experience (HTML, CSS, Sass/SCSS)
  • JavaScript and modern web frameworks (React, Vue)
  • Experience implementing HTTP-based APIs (OpenAPI)
  • Basic exposure to UI/UX fundamentals and design tools (Sketch)
  • Best practices around CI/CD, deployment, containerization (Jenkins, Docker)
  • Familiarity with Python-based web frameworks (Django, Flask)
  • Familiarity with clustered databases and messaging platforms (Cassandra, Vitess, ClickHouse, Kafka, Pulsar)
  • Experience working within a Linux environment
  • Degree in computer science or HCI

You’re encouraged to include a portfolio in your application. Here's a few things we're interested in if you need ideas of what to showcase!

  • Enterprise-grade web apps with self sign-up processes and team management features
  • Dashboards for any domain in fintech, healthcare, government or data management 
  • Improving the productivity of finance professionals, developers, devops or data scientists 
  • Interactive data visualizations and data tables
  • Automating workflows and data pipelines 
  • Textual search and indexing
  • Sharing large files that exceed email limits
  • Encryption and enterprise compliance
  • Aesthetic appeal of Japanese food

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