Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. Backtracks is seeking a qualified Lead Front-End Developer to join our Product & Engineering Team.


Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the client-side of our web applications and platform to deliver delightful experiences to our users.

Your day-to-day...

  • Prototype, design, and implement improvements to new and existing portions of our platform, website, and applications

  • Improve appeal and usability of our different products

  • Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams

  • Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly

  • Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed

  • Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.

  • Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiatives

We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring a great user experience.

You have...

  • History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies

  • History of designing and building web components, products, and technology

  • History of focusing on user experience

  • Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles:

    • Product Developer

    • Product Engineer

    • Front End Designer and Developer

    • Front End Engineer

    • UI Designer/Developer

    • Full Stack Engineer

    • Full Stack Developer

    • Front-end Designer and Developer

    • Front-end Engineer

    • Frontend Designer and Developer

    • Frontend Engineer

  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)

  • Strong knowledge of:

    • Javascript (ES5, ES6+)

    • Vue.js

    • Know when to use immutable types, observables, reactive patterns, reduce, spread, etc.

      • You also know and subscribe to simple is better (you know when plain JavaScript with no framework is best)

    • CSS, SCSS

    • Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc.

    • Front end frameworks (specifically Vue or React)

    • Integrating web service calls/remote data/APIs

    • Node.js and npm

  • Confidence or experience working with:

    • TypeScript

    • CSS-in-JS

    • Front end test frameworks (Cypress, Karma)

    • Experience with front end build/deployment processes (Webpack, Babel, CI/CD)

    • React Native

  • Strong design skills including understanding of layout aesthetics

  • Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment

  • Systems thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)

  • The ability to code and build out designs independently from no mock up all the way to working CSS/HTML/JS

  • A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one

  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions

  • Strong work sense of ownership

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)

  • PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, relevant field, and/or relevant work experience

  • 5+ years professional experience

Other qualities and traits...

  • Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio

  • Passion for delivering high-quality designs with quick turnaround times (e.g. you ship)

  • A product-first approach to building software

  • An enthusiasm for solving hard problems

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Bonus points if you have experience with...

  • Web performance (time-to-interactive, dependencies, wasted renders)

  • Node-based serverside APIs

  • Audio processing and interaction on the front-end

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