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Senior Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
North America · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

StackLok is an innovative software supply chain security startup founded by Kubernetes co-founder, Craig McLuckie and Sigstore founder, Luke Hinds. Our mission is to make it easier to securely develop software. With our deep expertise in open-source technologies and commitment to enhancing software security, we are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a rare opportunity to join a startup at an early stage, and to be part of a team that is committed to building something truly innovative and impactful. Learn more about StackLok’s mission, virtues, role and leadership here.

Elevator Pitch

This is an exciting time to consider joining Stacklok as we embark on the initial stages of establishing our Frontend team and seek our first Senior Frontend Engineers.

We’re building a product that we strongly believe will resonate with the developer community, combining outstanding functionality with compelling visual appeal. We're starting from scratch, unencumbered by legacy constraints and leveraging the latest technologies and tools to build a sleek and modern UI.

As a vital member of our team, you'll collaborate closely with product managers, developers, and end users, contributing to every phase of the journey, from research and design to development and analytics. Your insights will be pivotal in shaping a product that not only meets user needs but consistently exceeds expectations.

Role Success: 6-12 Month Expectations

  • Develop the web platform's frontend Minimum Viable Product (MVP) while adhering to standards around code quality, security, performance, and scalability, continually refining based on feedback and seamlessly integrating new features.
  • Contribute to shaping Stacklok’s frontend technical foundation, encompassing architecture, testing strategies, CI/CD processes, and deployment methodologies.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow frontend developers and backend engineers to guide the platform's direction, streamline data interactions, and define technical specifications.
  • Partner closely with product managers and UI/UX designers to transform functional specifications, wireframes, and mock-ups into robust proof-of-concepts and technically sound features.
  • Stay current with emerging front-end technologies and best practices.

In this Role, You will have the Opportunity to:

  • Develop web applications, plugins, and widgets leveraging modern frontend technologies.
  • Assist with selecting frontend tools, libraries, and methodologies, shaping the team's best practices and operational standards.
  • Make a significant impact on the open-source community by building something meaningful within a company that champions freedom and fosters a supportive and collaborative culture.

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen engineers succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience developing commercial user interfaces using JavaScript & TypeScript for enterprise SaaS products, especially within domains such as cybersecurity, developer tooling, or cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience with contemporary Javascript frameworks and libraries such as NextJS, React, Redux, MobX, and more.
  • Experience with Unit, UI, E2E, and Contract testing techniques
  • Expertise in client-server communication, performance tuning, and optimization principles.
  • Proficient in UX patterns and user behaviors, with familiarity in leading frontend libraries such as AntDesign, MaterialUI, RadixUI, and Tailwind.
  • Understanding of technical limitations across different platforms, such as Desktop vs. Mobile, and the ability to evaluate implementation tradeoffs.
  • Experience with analytics and user behavior tools, including but not limited to FullStory, Heap, and Google Analytics.

Why Join Us?

At Stacklok, you will be a part of a culture that values open communication, collaboration, and innovation. We offer a competitive salary package and flexible work hours. If you’re a self-motivated and result-driven individual with a passion for designing and building secure, scalable, distributed systems, and you want to be part of the most exciting startup in the secure supply chain space, come and join us!

Stacklok Inc, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.