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Frontend Engineer

Craft robust, beautiful, usable interfaces for our products and our client’s projects. Play an integral role in connecting and collaborating with strategy, design, and backend to create a cohesive and organized final experience. And enthusiastically own getting to the most optimal solution.

The Opportunity

Modern Tribe is looking for an experienced Frontend Engineer to join our team.

You will be responsible for crafting robust, beautiful, usable interfaces for the users of our products and our client’s projects. You will play an integral role in connecting and collaborating with strategy, design, and backend to creative a cohesive and organized final experience and enthusiastically own getting to the most optimal solution. You thrive working in a collaborative and engaging environment and love being part of teams and systems that actively seek your experience in helping us grow and improve.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to you, read on!

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More than code

Responsibilities

While we’re looking for exceptional technicians, the right team member also contributes to the overall success of the team. This is what we’re looking for beyond lines of code.

  • Collaborate

    Collaborate with your team to deeply understand the needs of our users and clients and then plan, design, and build features that best serve those needs.

  • Ownership

    Take ownership of the work you do on projects from strategy to design to implementation to deployment and maintenance.

  • Impact

    Be an impactful contributor to your team, discipline, and company, participating in our culture and helping us improve and push our internal tools, libraries, workflows, and standards forward.

  • Participate

    Participate in keeping our internal tooling and systems current, share knowledge and collaborate with fellow developers across the company.

  • Best Practices

    Design and build features that are performant, accessible, and steeped in the best practices of modern frontend development standards and patterns.

  • Teamwork

    Ensure that the quality of our design implementation and user experience is the very best it can be (design and development work very closely together at Modern Tribe)

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, ability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The technical

Specific skills and proficiencies

You will use your deep knowledge within HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to solve both simple and complex challenges, both in and outside of the WordPress platform. When paired with your understanding of best practices in accessibility, performance, and architecture, you ultimately produce code and experiences that are scalable and delightful.

We know not everyone is an expert in everything. Your foundational knowledge is important, paired with the ability to learn and improve over time.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • Exceptional HTML & CSS (including experience with Sass or PostCSS and BEM) skills
  • Mid to advanced level vanilla JavaScript experience (including experience with webpack, babel, and ES2015+ syntax)
  • Experience working with design systems and design system thinking
  • Mid to advanced level experience developing WordPress powered sites
  • Proficiency at local environment setups, including docker
  • Proficiency in version control, namely GIT
  • You have experience working in a remote, fast paced, and highly collaborative environment with peers from different backgrounds and skill sets.
  • You pay attention to and are passionate about the details.
  • You take pride in and value team success.

Bonus Points

  • Contributions to the open source community
  • Experience building sites that are accessible (you’ve worked with WAI-ARIA and done WCAG 2.0+ AA/Section 508 work) and performant (working knowledge of best practices)
  • Experience in more advanced areas of JavaScript (state management; async operations; unit, snapshot, and integration testing; REST APIs)
  • Experience with React, Vue, or React Native and Web and/or Native App engineering
  • Full stack experience beyond HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Background working on large scale WordPress projects
I get to work on interesting projects with kind, talented people. Very happy to be a part of this team!
Nell Lindquist Nell Lindquist Team Lead
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Location

Work from anywhere and join our distributed team working across the globe. If your timezone is outside of US business hours, but you work at least 3-4+ hours of overlap each day, let’s chat. You should be fluent in English and just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.

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Compensation

Pay range is commensurate with qualifications and experience between $40-$60/hour. We are currently looking for freelance contractors or part time employees about 15-20 hours a week for this gig.

Perks

We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us. Full time roles include a benefits package.

Who We Are

Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

Join our team

BEFORE APPLYING, please read this gig listing carefully. So many people seem to apply without actually reading it. Once you’ve read the listing in full, you’re ready to rock

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