Principal Front-End Developer

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Job Description


About MotoRefi 

At MotoRefi, we’re on a mission to save car owners $100/month or more with our seamless marketplace and technology platform. Our customers love us (our NPS is 81!), we grew revenue over 5x last year, and team members tell us MotoRefi is a great place to work (read our Glassdoor reviews!). MotoRefi is proud to be backed by a great team of venture and angel investors, including Goldman Sachs, IA Capital Group, Motley Fool Ventures, Moderne Ventures, Gaingels, QED Investors, Accomplice, Link Ventures, the former COO of Venmo, and others.


About the Role: 

MotoRefi is looking for a skilled Principal Front-End Developer to help build out our  proprietary financing software. You will help build new user-facing features, expand and maintain our component library, integrate with our core API, and improve the experience for our users. Our current stage provides a seasoned front-end engineer with a healthy mix of familiar and novel challenges and a high degree of agency to solve them.

  • Design, build, and maintain web services that are subjected to a high request volume using a modern framework
  • Evolve the architecture of our component library, fac
  • ilitate its updates/maintenance, and evangelize its use across engineering
  • Building new user-facing features
  • Evolve our analytics tracking frameworks to support more reliable instrumentation of our front-end web applications
  • Implement monitoring and alerting to understand the health of the apps and diagnose issues
  • Develop technical standards that support high velocity delivery, and guide the team on their use
  • Lead and mentor engineers to accomplish objectives with the support of an engineering manager
  • Drive incremental improvements across multiple roadmap items
  • Demonstrate ownership of the software and applications 

About You 

There are always exceptions, and we are looking for exceptional individuals, so nothing on this list is strictly required. However, if many of these match your experiences, then you would likely thrive in this role. You:

  • Have 10+ years of software development experience
  • Have 5+ years of front-end development experience
  • Are a passionate software engineer that loves building polished consumer-facing products
  • Are a collaborator that thrives in a social atmosphere and actively contributes to improving processes, workflows, and communication
  • Are a mentor who enjoys teaching new languages, frameworks, and tools to others
  • Readily picks up new languages, frameworks, and tools
  • Have effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Have experience with one or more technologies in the MotoRefi stack including: TypeScript, JavaScript, or React.js
  • Have experience with frontend testing frameworks and integration testing 

Nice to have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field) 
  • Experience with Next.js, Hasura, GraphQL, Vercel
  • Experience with API design and versioning

Technologies we teach and use

  • TypeScript, JavaScript, React.js
  • Next.js, Node.js, Rails, Hasura, Ruby
  • Postgresql, Redis, Graphql
  • Vercel, Google Cloud Platform
  • Rollbar, Segment, CodeFresh, LogDNA

How we will take care of you

Everyone at MotoRefi is a valued team member, and we always strive to live up to our value Take Care of Each Other. Our compensation and benefits package includes: 


  • Competitive base salary compensation
  • Equity in a high growth startup
  • Fantastic health, dental, vision, and mental health insurance, where we cover 100% (yes, 100%!) of the premium for you and your family, and a generous PTO plan
  • Company-paid for short & long term disability insurance and basic life insurance 
  • Optional benefits include HSAs, FSAs, voluntary life insurance, and pet insurance.

Our Values

  • See people as people
  • Take care of each other
  • Commit to the mission
  • Move quickly and bravely
  • Get better every day
  • Seek truth

MotoRefi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, marital status, military or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above, and the scope and responsibilities are subject to change. A pre-employment background check is required as a condition of employment.

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