Front End Engineer

Kickstarter is looking for a front end engineer in our Brooklyn office who will contribute directly to our platform for creators and makers, and who love building new products and solving problems.

About the Team

Kickstarter’s Engineering team builds and maintains our web and mobile applications. We care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, and continually learning and teaching. We work in close partnership with designers and product managers in an iterative and experiment-driven process, building and refining our platform to help bring creative projects to life.

About the Role

We’re looking for someone who loves beautiful design, building new products and solving problems. We're seeking a skilled and passionate engineer who is friendly, collaborative, and supportive, and who values personal growth and positive feedback.. Our engineering team works closely with designers and product managers in small teams to create products our users love.

About You

  • You have 3+ years professional experience using JavaScript, SCSS and HTML5. 
  • Experience working with React, Redux, and GraphQL or similar frameworks. 
  • Awareness of browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations. 
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities 
  • Familiarity with server-side MVC web frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. 
  • Experience with Git and agile methodologies. 
  • Experience working iteratively on products that have been released into the wild and maintained. 
  • Advocate of the user who evaluates all of her work through a UX lens. 
  • An eye for detail and desire to craft beautiful interfaces.
  • Comfortable prototyping ideas and evolving them based on user feedback. 
  • Eagle eye toward performance and responsiveness while building new features. 
  • Passion for writing tests to ensure delivering high-quality software. 
  • Experience working with a living styleguide and applying its standards.
Apply to this job

This position is full-time and on-site at our beautiful office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All full-time employees are eligible for our terrific benefits program, which includes stock options, full health/dental/vision coverage, 401k contribution, generous vacation and family leave, and a wide variety of social and cultural events.

Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.