Our UX Engineer will build and maintain highly interactive, high performance UI-components in React/Storybook. We’re building a product for UI/UX designers, and those designers have very high standards for both the functional and also the visual quality of our product. So of course, we need a UX Engineer who is pixel-perfect.
This role is for someone who is one-part engineer, one-part designer, living in both worlds.
Here's some of what we might expect of a new hire:
Capable of taking the lead role in architecting own code, which fits correctly into the larger system architecture, within 6-weeks.
Provide useful code review (consistent with our company’s standards) on other engineers’ Merge Requests within 3-weeks.
Proactive participation in group planning, meetings, and other discussions within 1-week.
Capable of communicating a detailed explanation of our product vision (broken into specific features) within 4-weeks.
Complete a full BDD-process (alongside designers, product, and QA) correctly completing the engineering role’s responsibilities in BDD, within 4-weeks.
This role is for highly-independent, proactive, user-centric engineers. Engineers who will work cross-functionally, think from the users’ perspective, and will take real ownership.
We’re looking for Engineers who step outside their comfort zone.
User-centric: considers their task “done” only when working code is in a user’s hands, and this user is having a great experience.
Collaborative: proactively gives/asks-for help and feedback, as early as possible. Works well both within team boundaries, and also across them.
Systems-Thinker: does the work required to plan work which fits into the larger architectural picture, and long-term product vision.
Proactive: speaks up, takes the initiative, and accepts personal responsibility for great user-centric outcomes. Believes nothing is ‘someone else’s problem.’
Positive Influence: outlook and behavior bring the team’s spirits up, not down. Positively contributes to the team’s energy and mood.
Responsible: thrives on a high level of autonomy and responsibility. Embraces accountability for outcomes.
Growth-Oriented: a constant and proactive learner. Allergic to “good enough” (差不多), always proactively, energetically improving.
Business-Thinker: takes responsibility to understand our market, strategy, roadmap, users, etc. Does not stop at just understanding today’s specification.
Clear Communicator: easily understands (and can be understood by) others in English. Good grammar is not required, the only requirement is that someone’s ideas can be clearly understood.
Cross-Functional Mindset: Collaborates hands-on with designers, product managers, other engineers, and even users. Does not restrict responsibility to implementing a specification which must be provided by others.
Sense of Urgency: Fights against an organization’s natural state: inertia. Knows that to build something great we all need to move mountains, now!
Adversity & Ambiguity: we’re tackling enormous, complex, important problems. We want to work with ambitious people who are not afraid to aim extremely high.
Extending create-react-app based applications with styled components and TailwindCSS
Installing, compiling and bundling with Webpack, Yarn and Node.js and NPM
Designing UI Components using React with Storybook
Design and development of performant optimised UI components that can scale to hundreds of instances in a Single Page Application.
TDD using Enzyme, Chai, Jest, Mocha
In depth knowledge in the use of Chrome DevTools for debugging and performance optimisation
Use of git workflow with source hosting services such as github and gitlab
Developing graphical applications based on Canvas, Webgl and React.js
Experience in developing multi-tab SPA and handling concurrency issues.
Experience in Multi User Application development and offline support
Working knowledge and experience in integrating React, Webgl with webassembly
Working knowledge of leveraging web workers
In depth knowledge of UX principles and designer development workflow
Mac OSX / Linux / Windows 10 / WSL2 shell scripting and administration
Use of Docker Desktop for Mac OSX or Windows 10 or docker in native Linux
We believe in fair Shared Ownership.