Front End Engineer

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Come work at Smarter Sorting!
About You

Our team supports a diverse product offering and requires more talent as more partners and customers are onboarded. This is where your development skills come into play. Features, enhancements and support requests will only continue to grow, that’s why Smarter Sorting is looking for a talented Front End Engineer to work toward owning highly visible customer-facing projects. This person will learn our full tech stack from backend to frontend and comfortably be able to integrate themselves into our development workflow. To be successful in this role, our Front End Engineer needs to be able to handle new feature requests, enhancements, technology improvements and support issues.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Developing new features on integrated platforms (software running on managed hardware) for customer facing products
  • Integrating UI/Frontend with backend services
  • Owning feature maintenance, bug fixes, and internal tools for enabling support of customer facing products
  • Handling support requests requiring engineering intervention
  • Implementing transition to more scalable architecture
  • Owning technical relationship with offshore team
  • Working in cloud architectures, RESTful APIs, web applications and front end technologies

Your Experience + Skills

  • 3+ years of front end development experience
  • BS Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • Experience integrating web backend technologies with web frontend technologies
  • Experience with Angular, Vue
  • Experience with Postgres, Mongo, Ruby, Python a plus
  • Experience with managing distributed Linux hardware a plus
  • Familiar with Docker/Kubernetes, AWS, and Google Cloud
  • Familiar with Agile Methodologies 

Your first month

  • Ramp up on all things Smarter Sorting and fully come up to speed on our tech stack
  • Support integrated platform products with bug fixes and minor feature development 
  • Begin to manage and review offshore team work

Your first 3 months

  • Own specific feature implementations across integrated platform products
  • Improve support tools based on the needs of the Support team and trending issues in integrated platform products
  • Provide direction and input on architecture of customer products for improvements, scaling and future growth

Your first 6 months

  • Own deployment processes for integrated platform products
  • Lead implementation of transitioning code into improved, scalable architecture 
  • Fully lead and manage all types of requests across customer facing products (new features, enhancements, bugs, support) with the ability to complete or delegate as appropriate
  • Become familiar with internal tooling and data pipeline

Your Benefits & Perks

Competitive Compensation Packages

401k program

Medical, dental & vision insurance 

Short-term disability insurance

Generous Parental Leave

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Continuing Education Sponsorship

Bi-Annual All-Hands, Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)

Unlimited snacks & drinks

Why Us?

You choose us not only because this is the role you’ve been waiting for, but also because we are a purpose-driven company committed to our mission. You’ll be joining a group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, recovering consultants and national account program managers whose passion for data-driven sustainability drives us. You choose us because our values resonate with you. At Smarter Sorting this means: We do what it takes. We begin from a position of curiosity. We are driven to become experts. We are real. We have grit. You share our belief that a healthy culture is key to the company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. 

Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!

At Smarter Sorting, we understand that a workforce that includes a robust mix of genders, ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds is more likely to reflect a variety of perspectives and thought patterns - leading to more innovation, brainstorming, problem-solving and strategizing. That is why we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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We are in the heart of East Austin right next door to Sawer, Central Machine Works and all the best food.

An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One thing that continually impresses me about Smarter Sorting is how diverse our passions are outside of work and how we support each other in our personal experiences. I’ve known Sorters who author books, build their own planes, judge BMX in the Olympics, travel for volleyball tournaments, and DJ at some of Austin’s coolest venues.


Product Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about our data projects surrounding Snowflake. Being able to bring data together from different source types and combine and analyze it in one place is a game changer for us. It allows everyone in the company to see the bigger picture of all the data we’re using. And as we know more, we do better!


Principle Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as an intern with Smarter Sorting in 2016 and since then I have been able to wear many hats and truly find a role within the company that suits my strengths and interests. The encouragement and support I have received throughout my career has helped me grow professionally in more ways that I could have imagined.


Technical Project Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Building resilient software demands iterative problem solving and deliberation. This type of creative work requires focus and time to get into a flow. We work to create a routine for the team that minimizes distractions and allows for more opportunity to collaborate and reach a flow state of mind.


VP of Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

I came to the tech world from another industry. I had to quickly understand a new language, what we fondly call “nerd speak”. Moreover, I became adept at translating information and feedback between our customers and the product and development teams.


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What are Smarter Sorting Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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