About the Engineering Org
We are a growing, hands-on, flat organization. Because we are still small, it means everyone is a generalist and allows for our engineers to take on multiple roles and challenges not narrowly defined by titles. Regardless of who you are on the engineering team, you will contribute to and have a big impact on the final product from day one. The opportunity for growth and development here is incredible. We have a strong culture of mentoring and promoting from within! We place a lot of emphasis on good engineering practices while retaining the flexibility of allowing each engineering team to have independent agile processes. Diversity is important to us, and we treat each other with respect and empathy.
About the Role
Your work will push the boundaries of what’s possible with the modern web, using technologies like Node.js, React, SVG, and WebGL.You will bring experience and vision to the table and be able to mentor junior engineers in front-end development. Your specific expertise will be required to make the site delightful and dynamic and you will help drive the technical direction for client-side architecture across applications. If you are willing to push the boundaries of client-side web development with the goal of creating a unique experience for users, we’d love to hear from you.
Own front-end heavy engineering projects to increase traffic, drive conversion, and/or experiment with new business models and verticals
Participate in front-end architecture design that will help increase developer velocity and drive growth through Minted’s e-commerce platform.
Collaborate with a world-class product development, user experience, production, and marketing teams to create a beautiful and responsive website
Provide insight into current best practices for front-end web development and help to drive decisions around framework and tool choices
Work with and learn from system architect and other engineering teams on complex cross-component projects from start to finish
Build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems
Monitor, identify and squash browser performance bottlenecks
Work with cutting edge front-end technologies like Node.js, WebGL, Flux, React, SVG, ES6, Gulp, and Webpack
Help onboard and mentor junior engineers to advance their frontend knowledge and skillset
Experience and Skills
4+ years developing and maintaining Front-end code on high-traffic websites
A fierce dedication to writing testable UI code - you feel unsatisfied without high test coverage for the code you write
Experience building maintainable and scalable UI frameworks and tools that increase developer efficiency
Experience designing complex front-end components and accurately estimating scope and risks
Has a holistic understanding of the application stack instead of being 100% front-end, and has the ability to create scalable REST APIs that drive our web apps
Obsessive about client-side performance
Experience with React, Flux and other modern web technologies
A go-to person for diagnosing tricky cross-browser compatibility issues
Gets excited about building excellent, web-based user experiences
Interest in open source and early adoption of future standards (ES6, etc.)
BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Familiar with responsive, web design best practices and mobile web development
Experience building and deploying web services using Node.js
Experience working in a fast-paced, agile e-commerce environment
Experience mentoring junior engineers
Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.
Minted’s mission is to enable the design independence of both consumers and artists around the world, and the company is a platform for the strongest emerging artists in the world to be seen and discovered. We aim to build a lasting brand representing the most commercially successful design community in the world. Minted was founded by successful serial entrepreneur Mariam Naficy.
Minted is located in a beautiful office in downtown San Francisco and is backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, and angel investors including Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp. Minted is comprised of an experienced and entrepreneurial team. We come from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Yahoo, and Goldman Sachs and numerous disruptive startups. We are a passionate, creative, ambitious team. We provide a great opportunity to work with a stellar team and on a world-changing mission, all supported by a proven business model.