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Frontend Architect

Simpplr

Simpplr

IT
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Who We Are

Simpplr is the leading AI-powered employee experience platform. Organizations use our forward-looking, adaptable products to deliver personalized experiences that inspire and engage their employees. Wherever people work, Simpplr enables them to flourish.

Trusted by more than 500+ leading brands, including Zoom, Snowflake, Moderna, Eurostar, and AAA, our customers are achieving measurable productivity gains, increased employee engagement, and accelerated business performance.

Simpplr is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA with offices in the UK, Canada, and India, and is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Tola Capital. Learn more at simpplr.com.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Front End Architect with expertise in React (with TypeScript) to join our team to help build the future of work. We’ll be leaning on your experience in building amazing user experience on the front-end.

Successful candidates will be working closely with cross-functional engineering teams across multiple divisions to help them deliver awesome software that our customers love. You will have a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining a robust and user-friendly frontend architecture, with a focus on component library development, user experience, accessibility, security, and performance.

You'll work closely with people across different offices, mainly with the design lead on the west coast timezone. You may also be required to travel to our HQ in Redwood City and our office in Toronto. We are open for candidates on the west coast.

Your Job Responsibilities

What you will be doing:

  • Own the architecture and big-picture thinking across the platform in relation to front-end development.

  • Collaborate closely with the design head to ensure seamless user experiences and translate design concepts into intuitive and visually appealing frontend interfaces.

  • Working closely with the design team, own the reusable and scalable component library to promote consistency and efficiency in frontend development across the enterprise application.

  • Advocate for and implement accessibility best practices to ensure that the frontend application is usable by individuals with disabilities, adhering to accessibility standards and guidelines.

  • ​​Implement robust security measures to protect sensitive data, prevent security vulnerabilities, and ensure compliance with security standards and regulations.

  • Optimize frontend performance by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, reducing load times, and improving overall application speed

  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and thought leadership to frontend developers, and influence the team at large to adopt best practices and continually think about great user experience and high code quality.

  • Collaborate with QA teams to define testing strategies, participate in code reviews, and ensure high-quality frontend deliverables through automated testing, linting, and other quality assurance practices.

  • Identify and implement tools, frameworks, and processes to enhance developer productivity, streamline workflows, and enable efficient collaboration within the frontend development team and with other stakeholders.

  • Establish and enforce coding standards, best practices, and conventions to maintain a clean, maintainable, and scalable codebase.

Your Skill Set

What makes you a great fit for our team:

  • You are user-focused – we solve our customer’s problems together; everybody has a say in planning, design & execution.

  • You're a great communicator. This role will require leading discussions with multiple teams from different functions of the business. Presenting ideas and answering questions in open discussion is no problem for you.

  • 5+ years of React experience with a strong understanding of its internals as well as a thorough knowledge of the wider javascript ecosystem.

  • 10+ years of overall experience with at least 5+ years of experience deploying and maintaining applications on AWS. Although this role is mostly front-end, a good understanding of the entire stack is a must.

  • You love identifying new technologies, patterns, and techniques and planning out how we can roll them out across teams to improve productivity, code quality, and user experience across every division.

  • An affinity for profiling and analyzing code to identify areas for improvement as well as a solid understanding of browser internals.

  • Experience building an in-house component library with a good understanding of modular CSS and bundlers.

  • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of automated testing and CI/CD including challenges specific to the frontend domain.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of functional programming patterns.

  • Excited about working in a fast-paced startup environment.

We’d especially love to hear from you if:

  • You have proven excellence in writing readable and efficient TypeScript code.

  • You have a good track record of project leadership and mentorship of software engineers.

  • You have experience working with micro-frontends and associated technologies like federated modules and single-spa.

Benefits:

Simpplr provides a competitive compensation package along with other benefits. We believe in work-life integration and offer a flexible work environment. These benefits, coupled with an amazing team who believes in our mission, and values transparency, autonomy, and inclusiveness, make Simpplr an incredible place to work.

See what our employees say about working at Simpplr: Glassdoor Reviews

Simpplr’s Hub-Hybrid-Remote Model:

At Simpplr we believe that when work is good, life is better and that belief guides all we do. Including how we approach our flexible work model. Simpplr operates with a Hub-Hybrid-Remote model. This model is role-based with exceptions and provides employees with the flexibility that many have told us they want.

  • Hub - 100% work from Simpplr office. Role requires Simpplifier to be in the office full-time.
  • Hybrid - Hybrid work from home and office. Role dictates the ability to work from home, plus benefit from in-person collaboration on a regular basis.
  • Remote - 100% remote. Role can be done anywhere within your country of hire, as long as the requirements of the role are met.