Senior Software Engineer – Frontend at Rasa Technologies

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Rasa Technologies

Senior Software Engineer – Frontend

  • Remote – United Kingdom OR Germany

SUMMARY

We’re looking for a driven Senior Frontend Engineer with professional experience building large-scale web applications. This is an opportunity to own interesting technical and product challenges. You will be working with other Rasas to craft products from the ground up and solve complex problems that support our mission.

As a Remote first company, we believe that the internet is where the work happens, an office is just somewhere you can connect to the internet. We believe that everyone can make a difference at Rasa no matter where they are based. If you would like to work in an office then we have R&D offices in Berlin, Germany, and in Edinburgh, UK. But our focus is to continue to build our team remotely across the UK and Germany.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

Software Development at Rasa is not only about writing Code. You’ll have to come up with good architectural designs, quality code, and break an ambitious long-term vision down into milestones and issues.

We don’t draw a hard line between backend and frontend engineering, we all work on the same product and share work, knowledge, and tools. A lot of the code we create is open source and used by a large community of developers. The driver for our development efforts is this: what would help developers build great conversational software? What can we enable them to build that they couldn’t do currently?

We design our user experience to be simple, customisable and empowering for our users. Our codebase is a React application with Redux state management and fully typed using Flow. We have an emphasis on functional programming, easily testable components and solving problems with high quality, maintainable solutions and minimum technical debt.

To find out more about the day-to-day of an engineer at Rasa, check out this blog post about one of our Software Engineers, Sam.

Please keep in mind that we are describing the background we imagine would best fit the role. Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, yet you are confident that you are up for the task, we absolutely want to get to know you!

ABOUT YOU

  • You’re comfortable being lean and you fix problems without waiting for someone to tell you to.
  • You take pride in teaching and learning from teammates, and enjoy constructive peer review in a respectful environment.
  • You can effectively communicate what you’re working on with team members and other business functions.
  • You thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment, working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • You value autonomy and transparency.

Requirements

  • You have experience taking a leading role in building large-scale web applications. Ideally with React (which we use), but we’d be interested in hearing from you if you’ve worked with similar libraries/frameworks like Angular, Vue etc.
  • You have advanced knowledge in Javascript / Typescript.
  • You think ahead and anticipate technical roadblocks and risks. You contribute actively to product strategies.
  • You have experience designing software that is maintainable and stands the test of time.
  • You are primarily motivated by building and shipping great products, and you’re happy to look at build systems and backend code when necessary.

THINGS YOU WILL DO

We’re a startup, so you’ll have to be comfortable rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is required to support our mission. However, you can definitely expect to:

  • Steer the team to create impact, instead of just features
  • Architect, code, test and document a large frontend codebase
  • Lead discussions to define the frontend technical direction, and translate them into product and business goals.
  • Mentor junior developers and help them develop great software engineering skills
  • Work closely with our other frontend developers, reviewing each other’s code and holding each other to a high standard.
  • Contribute, be it with code or informed feature requests, to our Python backend services. Those services support the frontend we make, but we also encourage our customers to use them to make their own tools, so API design is crucial.
  • Work with enthusiastic people across all areas of the company—from marketing and business development to machine learning research and UX design—to create the tools to let all makers build AI assistants that everyone can use.
  • Navigate our tech stack: TypeScript, React, Python3, Redis, RabbitMQ, Postgres, GitHub Actions, Kubernetes, GCP among other technologies and frameworks.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

  • Flexible hours and a dedicated remote budget
  • 1000 Euros personal development fund & 6 paid education days to help you grow within your role
  • 26 days paid holiday per year
  • A new Macbook, and other tech to help you to do your job
  • We have regular remote team events, as well as regular remote social events
  • 2 team offsites every year, our last one was 3 days in beautiful Brandenburg.

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