Messagebird

Senior Front-end Engineer (React)

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

How We Work

We work fast, grow fast, and build fast. Life at MessageBird moves in fast-forward motion. We’re a team that focuses on making an impact — right from day one. We are go-getters, industry leaders, and dreamers. Risk takers. Roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. We thrive on transparency, and we value solution-minded attitudes.

We are all driven by one ethos: Get Shit Done. We love shaping things together and leveraging different perspectives, because that makes our products better. Our Birds are empowered with freedom and opportunity; in return, we expect honesty, courage, and agility. We own our work, and sometimes we fail. And then we get back up and cross the finish line — together as a team. Sound refreshing? We think so, too.

The Role - Senior Front-End Engineer

Senior Front-end Engineers play a key role in our product engineering squads. You’ll be responsible for helping design, develop and maintain the user interfaces of our communication products and services.

Our product engineering squads have the freedom and authority to create impactful products to empower both our internal and external customers. We use an agile development methodology, meaning we deploy code multiple times per day while ensuring our applications are rigorously tested and statically analyzed.

What You’ll Do

  • Work on different aspects of our user facing products and websites, including Inbox, Flow Builder, Customer dashboard and messagebird.com, our Developer Portal.
  • Keep our front-end code up to date using the latest best practices and tools.
  • Work closely with a team of designers to make their designs come to life, and keep designs scalable and re-usable by keeping our shared component library up-to-date.
  • Make sure our front-end code lives up to performance standards
  • Stay up to date with the latest tools and libraries to benefit user experience, performance, and developer experience
  • Work on products that thousands of people use everyday, sending millions of messages

What You’ll Bring

  • 6+ years experience in a relevant role
  • Extensive knowledge of React, JavaScript and TypeScript, modern HTML and CSS
  • You’re comfortable working with modern APIs within web applications - most of our APIs are built with Golang and PHP, exposing REST or GraphQL interfaces. You might even touch their code from time to time.
  • A strong product mindset and experience working in product-based companies.
  • Excellent debugging and investigative skills; you’re capable of finding the cause of an performance issues quickly
  • Firm understanding of how the browser works: you’re capable of explaining it to a 5 year old version of you
  • Quality driven mindset, and experience with tools like Jest and Cypress
  • Experience with setting up complex frontend applications and its build infrastructure, using tools like Snowpack, Babel or Webpack
  • Deep knowledge of Git
  • You enjoy hacking things together to create a proof of concept, but you’re very critical of the code you push to production

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What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)

LIFTOFF! 🚀

Life at MessageBird:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/messagebird-com/life/welcome/

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

Recruitment Privacy Statement: https://messagebird.com/download/pdf/MB-recruitment-privacy-notice%202020.pdf

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