Senior Web Engineering Consultant

Simplabs

Date listed

2 months ago

Remote

Yes

Who We are

simplabs is a Digital Product Development Consultancy and Europe's leading Ember.js team. We've been an active member of the community for many years with several of our engineers on the core team(s), a number of popular addons we maintain, and we're co-organizing EmberFest. We've worked with many international clients on Ember.js projects and are a full remote company.

What We do

We develop digital products using modern technologies for our clients and help clients develop products themselves via mentoring and training. Our clients range from small local and international startups to enterprises.

We focus on Web Engineering with Ember.js, Elixir/Phoenix and Ruby on Rails and are consistently involved in these open-source communities. We also ensure that our workshops and other events organized by us are accessible to a wide part of the tech community by ensuring these events are free or by providing diversity sponsorships for people who are yet underrepresented in tech.

We support team members to attend and participate in conferences and other IT events and we mentor and encourage interested engineers to present at events themselves. We believe that development of technical and interpersonal skills is important to our team members, and we're therefore committed in providing growth opportunities which include paid time to work on open source projects, attend trainings and participate in mentorships and more.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a wider outlook of our team that not only improves our working atmosphere but also increases our productivity as a company. We are committed to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

Who We are looking for

We are looking for a senior frontend engineer/consultant. We expect experience with JavaScript frameworks and related technologies as well as the web platform in general. While you'll be working with Ember.js, we don't necessarily expect previous experience with the framework but an interest and willingness to work with it. We appreciate writing maintainable, tested code and are looking forward to your application if you share this appreciation with us.

Responsibilities

  • you will help clients with their projects as well as support our open source projects
  • you're sensitive to clients' needs and you're creating trusting work relationships by reviewing code or discussing implementation options in a collaborative fashion
  • you share your learnings made on client and open-source projects with the community through blog posts
  • we're committed to our participation in the open source community and give talks, attend conferences, host meetups etc. If you enjoy doing that as well that's great and we'll make sure to support you in any related engagements

Skills

Must-Have
  • working experience with JavaScript and frameworks like React, Vue, Ember.js or Svelte, either in commercial projects or open source
  • collaborating well in a team environment showing attention to detail by writing tested code

Bonus
  • any experience in product management, including sprint planning in collaboration with a product team / product owners is a plus previous experience with server-side frameworks (e.g. Rails, Express among others) is a plus
  • previous experience working on an Ember open-source project is a plus
  • experience with backend frameworks like Elixir/Phoenix or Ruby on Rails, or others are a plus
  • experience with consulting work arrangements as well as mentoring/training experience are a plus

How we work

We're a team of open-minded developers who value collaboration, empathetic working relationships and well-crafted code. Beyond a supportive team culture and a relaxed work atmosphere, we enable you to take part in modern projects for clients ranging from small startups to big enterprises, national as well as international. We work closely with our clients and usually join a shared Slack channel with their teams for easy communication. You'll have responsibility early on and have the opportunity to both guide the development of these client projects as well as grow your own technical and interpersonal skill set.

We also offer the opportunity to travel internationally (not for now but fingers crossed that's going to be possible again soon) - either to visit clients on-site for a limited time or to attend tech conferences (if you enjoy speaking or you're interested to do so that's awesome! We'll support you in finding mentoring support either through one of our experienced team members or any other external support that you find useful).

Apart from working on client projects we also maintain a bunch of open source libraries and tools on which you're invited to work on as well. We reserve 1 day of the week for such work or work on writing blog posts, recording videos or preparing conference talks.

What we offer

  • self-guided work on interesting projects for international clients
  • competitive salary
  • 30 days of paid vacation
  • a flextime schedule to accommodate the needs of caretakers
  • time to work on open source projects
  • personal support to deepen your knowledge in topics that you feel are close to you
  • chance and support to attend and speak at international conferences
  • a flat organization with little process standing in your way
  • regular company events to meet your team members an international, communicative and supportive team flexible work environment
  • we are a full remote company and all team members get to choose whether they work from home or a co-working space close to them
  • notebook, screen, phone, etc. obviously as well as a coworking budget or budget for setting up a home-office

Diversity

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a wider outlook of our team that not only improves our working atmosphere but also increases our productivity as a company. We are committed to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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