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Senior Frontend Engineer

Authory · Sep 3rd 2020

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As a Senior Frontend Engineer you will be on the frontline of creating and further enhancing the user experience of Authory, a platform that thousands of writers, journalists and thought leaders around the world are using every single day.

We are a very small team with a focus on quality and excellence in turning the tremendous amount of data that is behind Authory into an accessible, beautiful and meaningful product. You will be responsible for small and large projects, and take them from planning to completion. You will be our first full-time hire for this position, with the option of leading our future frontend team.

We are a remote first company. We value your integrity, autonomy and willingness to learn and share as a team above everything else.

1. The way we work You can work from anywhere you like. We have a small headquarter office in Hamburg (Germany) but our team is completely remote and works from the UK, Germany and Sweden currently. Your working hours are flexible.

2. The technologies and concepts you will work with

  • You will work on a responsive web application built upon React and Next.js. The application mainly uses Javascript, but is in the process of being moved to Typescript.
  • A number of features are highly complex, and demand robust application state management.
  • We pride ourselves in rigorous testing and quality assurance. Creating reliable software is more important to us than using the latest frameworks.
  • The entire frontend of Authory is carefully crafted to provide a fast, responsive, and accessible user experience. Authory is designed mobile-first.

3. The work to be done Your work is the incredibly important link between our customers and the complex backend that's the core of the Authory platform. What you will do affects thousands of journalists, writers and bloggers who use Authory every single day.

  • You will have the opportunity to design a holistic and robust application architecture and then lead a gradual transition to this new architecture.
  • You will implement new and powerful UI/UX features in an elegant, yet efficient manner. For this, you'll create concepts for accessibility and responsiveness.
  • Find solutions that enable our users to work with complex data in an intuitive and surprisingly easy way.
  • Optionally, you are welcome to check out some backend and AI work too, if you are looking to expand you skillset in that direction.

4. About you First and foremost, you are self-motivated and self-directed. This implies that you take genuine ownership of your work and see it through from start to finish, understanding that you are responsible for tackling and clearing any obstacles in the way, with the help of the entire team of course. At Authory, true ownership means that you own the losses just as much as the wins, and both will naturally occur.

Beyond these fundamental qualities, you are:

  • Focussed on code quality and have the discipline to test your changes thoroughly.
  • Open to giving and receiving honest feedback.
  • Consider mistakes as an opportunity to learn and have a "growth mindset".
  • Ready to discuss possible solutions and different approaches to a problem.
  • Passionate about content creators, our customers. Either because you create content yourself or because you are passionately consuming it.

5. Benefits

  • Remote work (you can work from anywhere since we are fully remote)
  • Flexible work hours
  • 25 days vacation per year
  • Generous compensation
  • Option to become leader for the future frontend team
  • Truly meaningful work. You are honing a product that a truly important part of our society (writers and journalists) relies on every single day.

Even though this is a remote position, your regular working day must have an overlap of 4 hours or more with CET (UTC+1) from Monday to Friday.

6. About Authory Authory enables writers, journalists, bloggers and all kinds of thought leaders to take control of their articles, build their own audience and advance their career — regardless of where they publish.

Founded in 2017, we are dedicated to helping writers (and in the future all kinds of content creators) to become more independent and succeed in the challenging environment of online media.

Our platform is used by 1,000s of customers every day, among them journalists for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, TechCrunch, CNN and many, many more.

Learn more about Authory at authory.com

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