Lead Angular Engineer  

San Francisco (remote within the USA ok)

About the Role:

As a Lead Angular Engineer, your main focus is project work. You will be working closely with designers, coaches, and product leads, with guidance and mentoring from other members of the engineering team. You will join one of our friendly, supportive, proactive Agile product teams, you’ll be working closely with fellow developers, designers, and other team members. Our teams are self-organizing, with the freedom to define their own ways of working.

Most of our products are web-based and use Python (and occasionally Node) on the server, most often Django on Google App Engine (sometimes Firebase, AWS, or Azure). We use a mix of relational and non-relational databases, and other cloud services. On the frontend, we’re not married to any one framework. We aim to strike a balance between leveraging our existing strengths and exploring new tech.

Accountabilities:

  • Write idiomatic, performant and maintainable code
  • Find creative solutions to technical problems and user needs, whilst also finding opportunities to optimize and simplify software
  • Strike the right balance between perfection and delivery
  • Work in a friendly, self-organizing, cross-functional, Agile product team
  • Support other Engineers within the team
  • Collaborate closely with other disciplines such as Designers and Product Leads

About You:

We expect developers at Potato to be able to find creative solutions to technical problems and user needs, whilst also finding opportunities to optimize and simplify software. For this role, we’re looking for someone capable of supporting, guiding and empowering teams to produce excellent software, striking the right balance between perfection and delivery. Experience with Google App Engine or Django is a plus, but not mandatory.

We’re looking for someone who writes great code, but also enjoys collaborating with other disciplines in the product team to devise creative solutions to the users’ needs. For this role, you should have an appreciation of the full web stack, as well as an appreciation of current trends in both backend and frontend web technologies.

You Must Have:

  • 5+ years professional experience with modern versions of Angular, TypeScript, and RxJS
  • Experience using modern development tools (e.g. Git, GitLab or GitHub etc.) within a development team
  • Excellent teamwork, and written and verbal communication skills
  • A great track record of being proactive, resourceful in learning new things, and biased towards action

Ideally Also:

  • Experience utilizing Jasmine for unit testing
  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented design and development
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks and libraries (other than Angular and RxJS which are required)
  • Experience using CSS preprocessors (SASS, PostCSS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with backend Python frameworks such as Flask, Django or FastAPI
  • Experience creating secure and well-designed APIs
  • An understanding of both relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience with Google App Engine or a similar PaaS
  • An understanding of security vulnerabilities and how to prevent them
  • Experience using reactive programming patterns
  • Experience building for scale: high traffic, big data, large feature sets
  • Experience building for performance and accessibility
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban

Culture:

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best engineers, designers, and product leads in town, we’ll give you the freedom to manage your own work and trust you to get things done. Ultimately, we just want to make sure that you have everything you need to help us build the best products possible.

You’ll have many opportunities for growth and learning: collaboration within teams, rotation to different products, experimentation on internal tools, involvement in new business and pitching, our Potato Talks events, mentorship, training courses, and conferences.

Inclusivity:

We want to make our hiring as inclusive as possible; this job description has been reviewed by a range of employees and has passed a neutral language check. We have also reviewed our hiring process to make sure it offers flexibility to candidates that need it.

We're trying to do better and would love your feedback. If you think there's anything we could improve or places you think we should advertise, then please let us know.

Location:

We welcome remote applicants within the United States.

A bit more about us:

We’ve won some of the industry’s most well-recognized creative awards such as Cannes Lions and Clios, and our people are regularly named within leagues such as the BIMA 100. In the past 12 months, more than a billion people globally have used a product created by Potato.

We also work hard to be a great employer - a place where our people are proud to work. In 2021, we were officially recognized as a Best Company to Work For, named within the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

 

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