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Lead Front-end Engineer

Circle

Circle is building the modern community platform for every creator and brand in the world: think "Shopify for creator/brand-led communities". We make it really easy for creators and brands to bring their discussions, members, and content all into one place.

We're a cross-platform community product built for web and mobile, and we're looking for a Lead Front-end Engineer (React) to take our product to the next level.

This is a remote role. We're a remote team of 26 based in the U.S., Czech Republic, Canada, India, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Colombia, Argentina and Macedonia. We have a preference for candidates in U.S. and European timezones. Check out our Careers page for more information about us.

Responsibilities

    • Work on a frontend architecture written in React.js, Ruby on Rails, Sass/CSS.
    • Build critical features and improvements for our web app as the lead engineer.
    • Improve the quality of our codebase, identify architectural deficiencies, and create achievable paths to solve/evolve them.
    • Lead and mentor our front-end developers, participate in code reviews and act as a point of contact for architecture and cross-team initiatives.
    • Work closely with Circle's co-founders throughout the feature spec + design process.
    • Work closely with our designers to design and develop a world-class user experience.

Who we're looking for

    • 5+ years of full-stack experience designing and building high volume, scalable SaaS applications from end-to-end. Strong proficiency in React and SASS/CSS, with Typescript and Ruby on Rails being nice to haves.
    • Experience leading/architecting complex user interfaces and API design.
    • Strong judgement and an attention to detail when it comes to architectural, product, design, and process decisions. Your judgement should inspire a high level of trust within the team.
    • Multiple years of experience debugging complex issues; you can debug a web application problem all the way from the browser, through the transport, to the application, servers, databases, and asynchronous queues.
    • A desire to work in an environment which values speed of iteration and individual autonomy.
    • Motivation to understand the business, our users, their requirements, and to deliver results.
    • Passion for continued learning and a track record of picking up new technologies and skills as you ship high-quality code.

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