Senior Full Stack Engineer - Javascript


We're looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer - Javascript in Guadalajara. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance provides top-tier technology talent for innovative companies in the US. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

Our client is a fast-paced, high-growth startup, committed to transforming a $30-billion industry through their all-in-one platform. Leveraging the latest technology, They’re taking commercial contractors from the world of pen and paper operations to digitized, efficient and data-driven business. The co-founders have over a decade of experience in both construction and SaaS technology, as well as a resume that includes Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Microsoft, and multiple successful startup exits, including a $1.2 billion acquisition. Our client has raised multiple rounds of funding from some of the largest and most reputable Venture Capital firms, including Founders Fund, Fika Ventures, and Greenspring Associates. Our engineering team is distributed across Los Angeles, Toronto, and Latin America. As a pioneering member of the team, your primary focus will be to help continue to build the product from the ground up. We are looking for a motivated, self-starter who can work in a distributed team environment. This is a hands-on role. The day-to-day responsibilities are broad, and you will ultimately be responsible for delivering software.

NOTE: To qualify, you need to live in Guadalajara, and be ok with a hybrid work environment working in the office 2-3 days per week.

We're starting a new office in Guadalajara. Be one of the first engineers to establish a strong engineering culture at this location. We're using Javascript across the stack. Our backend is in Node.js, frontend is in React.js and React Native, GraphQL and Apollo for the API layer. There is greenfield development of new product modules using the latest technologies, libraries, and tools.

As a Senior Full-Stack Engineer, you will:

  • Write quality code with 80%+ code coverage, and thoroughly documented.
  • Develop, support, and improve our GraphQL API.
  • Build and maintain real-time, event-driven systems, services, and features.
  • Create new components and improve existing components in our React component library.
  • Teach and enforce documentation standards.
  • Propose recommendations, build prototypes, and provide feedback.
  • Work with the QA engineering team.
  • Own the short-and-long term technical vision of your squad.
  • Be responsible for all major technical decisions for your squad and be able to influence the decisions of your team without having to make all of them.
  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers within your team and others.
  • Help improve the technical quality of our work through regular technical design and code reviews.
  • Share your technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Communicate effectively with engineers, product managers, customers, partners, and other leaders.

What’s in it for you

  1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.
  2. Learn from the best people around you. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.
  3. Flexible hours. Join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that, you’re in control of your own schedule.
  4. Work on challenging problems, innovate, and positively impact many people's lives while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent speaking and writing English. Able to have a real-time conversation.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on Software Engineering experience.
  • 5+ years of full-time hands-on Node.js API backend experience.
  • 3+ years of full-time hands-on React.js experience.
  • Experience being a role model to more junior engineers as an individual contributor.
  • Being able to guide the technology decisions of your squad, while contributing alongside them.
  • Writing modern JavaScript/ECMAScript code that is clean, well-tested, and reusable.
  • Experience in Senior Engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers).
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills.

Nice to haves

  1. React Native experience or being open to learning it quickly.
  2. Material-UI experience or being open to learning it quickly.
  3. Prior knowledge or ability to quickly learn developing in a CI/CD environment.
  4. Prior knowledge or familiarity with Python for back-end development is a plus.
  5. Familiarity with Jest, unit testing, debugging, profiling, and performance monitoring.
  6. B.S., M.S., or PhD from a top university in computer science, engineering, or related fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, the latest technologies, and consistent processes to help companies scale.

What is the length of your engagements?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years. It allows you to evolve your career with the client company taking on more responsibilities.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 60+ engineers going to 100+ by the end of the year. The current client size team is 246+ people. The timing is great to be a part of a rapidly growing team making meaningful contributions.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current engagement is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

Client First: we only win when our clients win. We treat client challenges as our own.

Ownership: we embrace responsibility, taking on challenges, getting them to completion, and enjoying getting things done.

Quality: we’re passionate about achieving quality outcomes by applying meticulous attention to detail.

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