Front-end/UX Software Engineer in Enveritas

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Do you want to work for a mission-driven non-profit, writing software that will contribute to helping millions of coffee farmers out of poverty? Enveritas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Y Combinator-backed startup looking to hire for our Engineering Team.

About Our Team

The Core Engineering Team builds software to collect, analyze, and report data about coffee farmers’ conditions and practices.

While our tooling varies across internal products, our front-ends are chiefly developed using React and Apollo, and interface with Python/PostgreSQL back-ends over GraphQL APIs. We use git and Github for maintaining our code, CircleCI for CI/CD, and AWS for hosting our services and static resources, with containerization where appropriate for development and deployment.

What You’ll Be Doing

As a member of the core engineering team, you will contribute to major feature planning and development, both independently and in collaboration with your teammates.

-- Implementing new features on our core platforms, Jebena and Sini. You’ll participate in long-term planning and product roadmaps, develop features from spec, and collaborate on writing specs for others to implement. A lion’s share of your time will be spent writing JavaScript to add features to our platforms.

-- UX research, design, and testing. You will help us improve the way our users interact with these products to make them more efficient, accessible, and enjoyable!

-- Maintenance and enhancements of existing code. Our team reserves Fridays for bug-fixing, resolving technical debt, and discovering/relieving pain points for our users.

-- Implementing a new public website. We are partnered with an external team to design a website that reflects a new phase in Enveritas’s public visibility. You’ll have an active role in realizing those designs for the first few months of your tenure at Enveritas.

Qualifications and requirements

Research shows that people of different backgrounds read job postings differently. If you don’t think you meet all of the qualifications but do think you’d be a great match for us, please consider applying and sharing more in your cover letter. We’d love to talk with you to see what skills you can bring to our team. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications listed below:

-- A degree in computer science or equivalent training in the principles of software engineering.

-- Multiple years of professional experience as a front-end engineer in a team environment, including both design work (wireframing/mockups) and development in JavaScript.

-- Strong grasp of design patterns for building interfaces that are usable, performant, and accessible.

-- Experience with at least one modern front-end framework. (React, Svelte, Vue, Angular, etc.)

-- Experience with at least one methodology for writing and structuring CSS. (BEM, CMACSS, CSS Modules, etc.)

-- Background developing applications against web APIs.

-- Familiarity with modern HTML and CSS features.

-- Excellent communication and analytical skills.

-- Professional Working Proficiency in English.

Who You Are

Our team is fully distributed, so you should be comfortable with remote work. This role is a full-time individual contributor role. While you can be located anywhere, our core hours are 10am to 2pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, with team members choosing either an early start or later stop as suits them.

You should be inspired by our mission to improve the lives of smallholder coffee farmers, and have an interest in sustainability. You should have a deep empathy for users of our tools and understand the importance of supporting the work of other teams. Because operational and business needs can be ambiguous and change on a short time-scale, you should have a love for environments with uncertainty, and enjoy not only solving problems, but discovering and demystifying them.

We are a small team! You should be comfortable working both independently and as a thoughtful collaborator, sensitive to the legibility and maintainability of your code when in the hands of your teammates.

What we can offer:

For a US-Based hire, base salary for this position will be between $130,000 and $150,000 annually (paid semi-monthly). This is a full-time exempt position. Full benefits include 401k with matching contributions, Medical/Dental/Vision, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 4 weeks vacation in addition to 12 public holidays, and personal/sick time.

For a hire outside the US, our offer will be competitive; the specific benefits and compensation details will vary as required to account for your region’s laws and requirements. Salary for this position will be paid in relevant local currency.

For all staff, we are able to offer:

-- Annual education budget for conferences, books, and other professional development opportunities.

-- Annual all-company retreat (as Covid and other travel restrictions allow).

-- Field visits to our Country Ops teams in coffee-growing countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.

Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Health coverage Enveritas pays or copays health insurance for employees.
Company retreats Team-building activities outside the premises.
Computer provided Enveritas provides a computer for your work.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

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