Senior Frontend Engineer


At Inkitt, we believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Traditional publishing often leaves authors behind with human editors responsible for selecting books fit for publication. Inkitt is a pioneer at the forefront of Data Driven Publishing. By inventing an algorithm which analyzes users' reading behavior to identify hits, we have removed subjectivity from the traditional publishing equation. This gives Inkitt the unique ability to discover hidden talents that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.

Are you a builder? We are looking for the change-makers of the world; the people who just build the solution anytime they are unsatisfied with the status quo. Be a part of the revolution to develop new ways of distributing our books, audiobooks, creating games, and video series!

Come build the Disney of the 21st Century with us!

This Frontend Engineer (m/f/d) position is for all of you experienced builders out there who seek challenges and want to solve problems by being creative and hands-on. Join our Inkitt Web and Mobile Team!

What you'll do:

    • Help architect, build, iterate, and manage our global mobile applications Inkitt and Galatea
    • Build and ship new features at high velocity and high quality
    • Work closely with our Product Managers and Designers to achieve product goals
    • Contribute your ideas to the product's roadmap
    • Drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience
    • Continuously explore new technologies that will elevate the user experience of customers in order to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing digital environment
    • Stay close with our users, to understand why they are using the product, collect feedback and apply it in your work

Who you are:

    • 5+ years of experience working within large, well-maintained codebases
    • Experience using JavaScript, React Native, and React
    • You have a desire to take ownership, driven by your product engineering mindset, and an excellent feel for good UX
    • Excellent communication skills for collaborating with other teams, while experience in mentoring juniors is a plus
    • A drive to raise the bar of the team on code quality, user empathy, and delivery speed
    • Experience in working with mobile apps as well as understanding a release process in App Store/Google Play is a plus
    • Location: San Francisco

What we offer:

    • Top of the line health benefits that align with your local market
    • Generous parental leave and support with growing your family
    • Ways to help you save and invest in your future
    • Opportunities to continuously grow, learn, and develop yourself
    • Time away - no set holiday or vacation policy, observe what works for you
    • Free access to our Galatea App, as well as an unlimited budget for self-development books
    • Fantastic office spaces in Berlin and San Francisco - and always coming up with the next best way to keep our remote colleagues connected

How we've been doing:

    • We're a well-funded, mission-driven, series B company with top-tier investors like NEA, HV Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Recently, Inkitt has raised $59 million, which is one of the largest Series B funding rounds on record for a Berlin-based business. We believe we have a breakthrough idea that will disrupt the publishing industry while changing undiscovered authors’ lives for the better.
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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