Lead Front-end Developer

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Knowde revolutionizes the way products are made across the globe.

Join Knowde: Change the World

Every human-made product on earth traces its roots to chemistry – from food to pharma, from Q-tips to qubits: chemistry makes every innovation possible. Can’t wait for that foldable phone? Thank DuPont. Have a kid and rely on baby wipes? Thank Lonza. Love solar shingles that can power your home? Thank Dow Chemical.

Knowde is transforming the $7 trillion chemical industry starting with the creation of a rich marketplace where people can crush the product innovation lifecycle down from years to days. We’re doing this by connecting customers and producers early in the product development lifecycle where they can research, discover, collaborate, negotiate and purchase chemistries and products quickly and repeatedly with a level of information transparency never before seen in this industry.

Knowde is looking to add an immensely talented Front End Dev to our product team who will help us invent, design, refine and deliver the products that will enable this digital transformation. The products we will create together simply do not exist today. This is your chance to fundamentally affect how product innovation occurs globally across industries.

Unicorn’s Welcome!

Do you dream in Javascript? Can you bend uncooperative browsers to your will using only a paperclip, hot pot of coffee, the power or your mind and a well-placed “position: relative”? Do you have an urge to refactor your code as soon as you finish writing it?

Yes? We’ve been waiting for you!

About You

  • You take pride in your work by implementing cutting-edge technologies and writing state-of-the-art code.
  • You own your projects from software design to implementation and deployment.
  • You love transforming UI designs and mockups into pages and flows using CSS3 and JavaScript frameworks such as Bootstrap and Angular.
  • You have a calling for building modular front-end code leveraging REST-based services.
  • You emphasize simplicity and pragmatism, which is reflected in your elegant code that other developers emulate
  • You have an exceptional understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates and AJAX

About Knowde

  • Knowde will accelerate the world’s innovation. So many startups claim that they will change the world. We actually are. They claim to be playing in multi-billion dollar markets. We actually are.
  • Knowde is going for it. Netflix vs Blockbuster. Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia. Dropbox vs. files. You get the point.
  • Knowde has great leadership. We know this domain. We have years of experience. And, we have little appreciation for the status-quo. We have a wickedly large vision and we know that it will take a force-of-nature to pull it off. If there’s ever a team to do it, it’s the one you’ll be joining.
  • Knowde hires trailblazers. We understand the correlation between risk and reward. We think past the first logical answer. We love misfits.
  • Knowde will always be a startup. Everyone executes. We don’t hire managers; we hire doers. No one works 9-5. Everyone does the job of many. We’re scrappy. The team will remain as small as possible. We work in our own space. We hate anything that resembles big corporate thinking. We will always experiment. Everyone will share in our success. We will never be bound by ebitda.
  • Knowde believes that design and technology are magic.
  • We keep our promises. We do what we say we will do.
  • Knowde is a well-funded startup by leading investors in the Bay Area that deeply believe in our vision. Our core team is in San Jose and Seattle, but you can work from wherever it makes sense for you.

Our Stack

  • Angular 8 / TypeScript / ES6
  • Jasmine / Karma / Protractor
  • Bootstrap 4

Skills We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years’ experience developing rich UI/Front-end for user-facing web applications.
  • Strong experience with Angular 6+, TypeScript, RxJs, ngrx, SSR, PWA, OOP, Reactive programming, Unit tests (karma + jasmine), Flexbox, single & progressive page web application and client side MVC architecture.
  • Ability to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor.
  • Updated on the latest techniques/trends/thinking within your field and ready to share your knowledge and thoughts with both colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to work within distributed, multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  • Expert in coding for responsive web
  • Experience in developing secure web applications and knowledge of application vulnerabilities such as Cross Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) etc.
  • High bar for quality and a phenomenal attention to detail

Education/Training Requirements:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Highly experienced in writing clean, unobtrusive JavaScript including experience with common libraries (jQuery and Angular/Ember/React) and debugging tools.
  • Knowledge of browser quirks and their remedies.
  • Knowledge of browser internals like JavaScript engines and ways to tune code for best performance.

How to Apply

Knowde is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Knowde will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

To apply for this job email your details to changetheworld@knowde.com