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Now Hiring: Lead Frontend Engineer (ES8/React/Redux/Saga)For Files.com, a B2B Cloud Storage Service

Location: Work From Your Home for our All-Remote Company (USA only)

Are you an expert at React, Redux, Webpack, browser APIs, ES8, and the rest of today’s modern frontend stack? Do you want to have a team of your own and work on a web application used by hundreds of thousands of users?

If so, we’d like you to learn about Files.com!

At Files.com, we’ve invested heavily in the React/Redux platform and are looking to expand our growing team of frontend developers. As our Frontend Team Lead at Files.com, you will actively work on all of our client-facing web applications that are primarily written in Javascript targeting a web browser. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to mentor and manage other frontend engineers.

About Files.com

Files.com is the new name for BrickFTP, a cloud storage service that has existed since 2009 and has over 1,700 paying business customers.

Our company consists of 20 (and growing to 30 by the end of 2019) USA-based remote employees who work from home.

Our products and services are used by over 2,000 enterprises and SMBs, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.

We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Growing

Our success comes from building a great service that solves problems for our customers, and our growth comes from expanding and improving our products as quickly as we can.

We believe that great products can only be built by great people. So we’re on a quest to find the smartest, most creative, and most motivated people, and create an environment in which they thrive.

We Are A Remote Company

You will work from home and have some flexibility to choose your working hours, allowing you to make time for family, recreation, vacations, or anything that is important to you.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. You’ll have the time to take longer vacations and have fun.

Every quarter, you’ll travel to an in-person meeting with the entire team to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities that are fun to visit. In the last few years, we’ve been to Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.

We think that these in-person meetings are vital to the success of a remote team.

About the Role

Our frontend developers are responsible for all client-side code that runs in browsers and mobile apps here at Files.com. We use state-of-the-art tooling, such as React 16, Redux, Redux-Saga, and React Native on the mobile side. We obsess about testing, code reviews, and keeping production code size low. Files.com currently has many features that are available in its API that are not available in its frontend UIs, so a considerable part of this job will be building out new features and releasing them to customers as soon as they’re ready.

Here are some example projects that our Frontend Developers have worked on recently or will work on soon:

  • Rebuilding our internal CRM dashboard in React.

  • Building a browser-based file uploader that works in all browsers, supports resume, and is able to automatically detect the closest server for uploading.

  • Building notification panes that show “push notifications” to our users about updates to their files or workflows.

  • Enhancing our security by adding several new Two-Factor Authentication methods, such as U2F, SMS, and Yubikey.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of applicable experience.

  • 2 years of experience as a team lead or manager

  • Experience building and delivering React/Redux applications that have seen actual production usage.

  • Understanding of the language features of ES6 and ES8.

  • Understanding of common browser APIs and recent extensions to the HTTP protocol as they relate to frontend development.

  • Understanding of how to write secure frontend code and an awareness of common web application security vulnerabilities.

  • Testing and the ability to write unit tests/specs (we use popular JavaScript testing frameworks)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with at least one major Redux side effect library such as Redux-Thunk, Redux-Saga, Redux-Loop (We use Redux-Saga).

  • Contributions to major open source projects.

Our Core Beliefs

Here are just some of our Core Beliefs:

We believe that the best Engineers tend to be polyglots with a wide variety of programming language experience. We don’t hire for specific programming language skills, but rather look for engineers who are fluent in several programming languages. We want our staff to be adaptable and ready to evolve to what’s next.

We believe in using the right tool for the job. Our core applications are built in Ruby, JavaScript, Java, C++, and PHP. We use Rails, React, Chef, Qt, Jenkins, Github, Honeybadger, CircleCI, Maven, AWS, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Haml, Sass, and many other exciting open source systems. We don’t want to get stuck in the trap of using a language or a tool just because “that’s how it’s done around here.”

We believe that open-source only works if companies give back. If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Files.com, you are encouraged to submit your improvements as a pull request back to the upstream project. And if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too. We’ll also pay your travel costs to any conference where you can get a speaking gig.

We believe in building products that we actually use ourselves. We are our own toughest critics and we put all of our products through their paces every day.

Salary, Pay, and Benefits

Files.com offers industry-leading salaries based on experience combined with unparalleled flexibility and other benefits to secure top talent.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. Go have fun. Don’t work all the time.

We will provide you a $2,500 signing bonus to purchase a new computer, desk, or anything else that would help build or refresh your home office.

We’ll update your salary annually based on your performance, as reviewed by your peers.

We fully pay base plan health insurance premiums (exact plan details depend on your state of residence), and we’ll pick up the tab for 75% of your spouse or dependents if they wish to join your chosen plan. We want your family to be healthy.

Ready To Apply?

Working here isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you and you have the required experience, please apply right here on this page.

We’d like you to write a cover letter specific to this position at Files.com. Please make sure that it contains all of the following:

  • What is your process for developing others while still maintaining a high-level of personal output?

  • What is the largest application you have personally worked on where your code is currently in production? How many users interact with it, and can you share any other information about the scale at which it operates?

  • On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your knowledge of JavaScript for front-end web development, including a knowledge of the community of libraries, frameworks, etc.

You may also want to write about why this opportunity calls to you personally and why you see yourself as a good fit for Files.com.

You may also want to write about why this opportunity calls to you personally and why you see yourself as a good fit for Files.com.

Please upload your resume in PDF format.

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