Frontend Engineer in Remote

20 days ago
Giant Swarm
Mid Level
Full Time
Anywhere (100% Remote)
We are looking for a Frontend Engineer to play a leading role in the development of our front end (written in React) and our other front end interfaces written in Go. You will not only contribute maintainable code that meets best practices and high standards but also work towards enabling all of our engineers to contribute confidently towards evolving our interfaces into the most delightful way to manage Kubernetes clusters.
       
Giant Swarm is a fast-growing open-source infrastructure management platform used by modern enterprises. Our vision is to empower developers around the world to ship great products.


YOUR JOB
  • You will join us in making Kubernetes and our interfaces more understandable for our customers and end-users
  • Together with our teams and our UX designer you identify and pick up frontend stories from the backlog
  • You find opportunities for improvement, both user-facing and in the codebase
  • You will make sure that in one year our web interface is highly regarded in the Kubernetes community as the most beautiful and desired tool for managing clusters and applications


REQUIREMENTS
  • Javascript, TypeScript, and CSS excellence
  • Experience with React and Redux
  • You value craftsmanship, are curious, willing to learn, and don’t give up easily when things are hard or complicated
  • We (and our customers) are currently mainly distributed around Europe (around CET), thus, your main timezone should be somewhere between +/- 2 hours CET to ensure good communication.
  • You feel responsible for everything you ship and you pride yourself on clean code, precise documentation, and a perfect product.


Nice to have
  • Familiarity with the terminal and bash.
  • Experience with continuous integration and a git-based workflow.
  • Besides TypeScript, you have programming skills in a language of choice (not necessarily ours, but knowing Go or another statically typed language is a plus) and you already had first touchpoints with Kubernetes, Docker, and microservices.
  • Intimate knowledge of the whole web stack; you understand how all the pieces fit together (front-end, database, network layer, etc.) and how they impact the performance of your application.


Interested? Questions? Coffee? Contact Mirco ([email protected]) or apply directly!


ABOUT US
Every new team member changes the team.

We love to learn from each other and people who know things we don’t are highly welcome. And even though we are almost 70 people we aim at putting the individual first when taking decisions, establishing processes, etc. You’ll find that from day one, your work will make a difference and will be highly valued.

There are no meaningless tasks and you’ll soon realize that the company is full of people who are passionate about their jobs. Our strong culture of failure helps us stay up to date and try new things.

Even though we’ve been fully remote since 2014, we still like to meet in person twice a year at our onsites (make sure you check out our Instagram ;) ) as well as at conferences and events (as soon as they start again).

Continuous learning is important to us - we foster this through bi-yearly personal development talks, a budget for training/certifications/coaching as well as regular feedback talks.
Becoming part of Giant Swarm means that, by extension, you also become part of the Cloud Native community. We actively contribute to upstream projects and our quarterly hackathons will give you space to work on out-of-the-box projects. Occasionally, when we, as a team, want to fully focus on one project, we scratch all meetings and routines for a certain time to better focus during our hive-sprints.


 Basics:
  • We don't count holiday (our team members take between 25-35 days off on average)
  • Choose your own hard- and software
  • As a company that has almost, if not more, kids than employees, family-friendliness is crucial to us and paid parental leave is a no-brainer.
  • Healthcare compensation
  • Fixed monthly budget for buying cat pictures or your mobile phone contract/ co-working space if you are boring ;)
  • We aim to be fully transparent (finance, salaries, communication, etc.)


We failed in exactly describing our way to approach important company elements that can be described with ‘buzzwords’ such as agile mindset, cross-functional teams, self-organization, value of the individual or trust & teamwork. However, we truly care about them, we live them and we constantly iterate on them. Some snippets about how we do this are posted in our blog but by far not all of them. 

Pro tip: Ask whenever something is unclear!