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Front End Engineer

Have you ever stopped to wonder how your computer, clothes, furniture or household goods made their way to your doorstep? Most likely, almost everything you own arrived here in a container on a container ship.  It is a massive industry that we all heavily rely on but don’t think about much because it’s been done the same way for decades without much change or innovation.  NYSHEX is a well-funded, series A startup that’s transforming the centuries old shipping industry by solving its problems of inefficiency, unpredictability, and volatility and looking to capture $23billion of economic waste annually!  

What you will do:

  • Being part of a small team means you’ll be responsible for solutions that have a serious impact on the business and our systems
  • You’ll interact with carriers, shippers, and regulatory agencies to design systems that bring and old industry up to today’s standards
  • Flexibility to design and propose innovative solutions that solve real industry problems
  • Talented, diligent coworkers who constantly collaborate and learn together
  • A company culture that blends old-school industry knowledge with modern tech-inspired problem solving
  • Competitive compensation, 401k, equity, and unlimited vacation

Who you are/What you have done:

  • Enjoys solving difficult problems and translating those solutions into high performance code
  • Possesses a solid mix of initiative, imagination, and work ethic
  • Understands what it takes to work at a start-up, including the need to ‘wear multiple hats’
  • Considers application architecture and how changes will affect testability, maintainability, and responsiveness of the application
  • Constantly works to identify and mitigate security concerns, improve the user experience, refactor old code judiciously, and follow development best practices
  • Understands the importance of automated testing in delivering bug-free, fully test-covered code in short time frames

The preferred skills:

  • You have 3+ years of frontend development experience building and maintaining complex, high quality, reactive applications
  • A strong understanding of application architecture
  • The ability to work proficiently in the following areas with the respective tools:
  • Languages: JavaScript, ES6
  • Frameworks/Tools: React (v15 &v16), Redux, D3JS, Node, Jest, Git, Webpack, CSS Preprocessers
  • Skills: Cross-browser Development, Responsive/Mobile Design
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related discipline is strongly preferred
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