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Senior Front-End React Developer

Job Description

Brightly is an experience design (XD) and digital transformation (DX) studio focused on turning complex business challenges into elegant, simple software. Brightly is design-led, research-driven, user-focused, and deep on technology. Brightly delivers world-class business software design, product strategy and development expertise to complex custom software projects. Projects we work on include digital products, B2B and B2C e-commerce, SaaS solutions, enterprise web and mobile, as well as proof of concept, prototype and innovative applications in IoT, AR/VR, AI, machine learning and more.

The Brightly team faces unique and complex business issues, therefore we seek team members passionate about their craft with a love for problem-solving, continuous learning, and collaboration. With a geographically diverse team, we work best with self-motivated people with strong communication skills. Brightly offers flexibility in work/life schedule, paid training opportunities, and a growing list of benefits.

Brightly is seeking a motivated, hands-on Sr. Front-End Developer to join the Brightly technology team. Developers are responsible for building, testing, debugging, and troubleshooting clean, web standards compliant code.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Four-day workweek
  • Remote work
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Mobile phone stipend
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Memberships/discounts

What you’ll do

  • Develop web applications with a focus on front-end
  • Use Figma files as design reference and Jira for development task management
  • Directly collaborate with designers
  • Work with a team that loves learning and teaching

What we’d like to see

  • 5+ years experience in front-end web development
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team environment
  • Expert knowledge of front-end architecture, React, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web standards
  • Experience implementing TypeScript / Javascript server side components and APIs
  • Passion for pixel-perfect front-end is a must
  • Experience translating comps and wireframes into semantically correct HTML
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
  • Compassion and empathy for our clients and their customers’ needs
  • Strong time management and problem solving capabilities
  • Proven debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Loves logic and problem solving
  • Possesses working knowledge of developing for accessibility
  • Knowledge of responsive and adaptive design principles and translating into fluid and responsive templates
  • Strong working knowledge of developing cross platform/browser compatibility (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) for dynamic web applications
  • Ability to implement SEO best practices
  • Deep understanding of WCAG 2.1 and WAI-ARIA
  • Experience with using source/version control software to collaborate with fellow team members

Nice to have

  • AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud experience
  • Experience with project management tools like Jira, Azure DevOps, and GitLab
  • Database experience with NoSQL and SQL
  • Experience implementing CI/CD pipelines especially BitBucket Cloud and Github Actions
  • React Native mobile development experience
  • Previous or current experience developing WordPress websites
  • An understanding of GraphQL and Open API differences
  • SVG Animation

Schedule, Location, And Travel

  • Full-time salaried, but open to contract-to-hire
  • Fully remote, partially remote, or on-site in either our Grand Rapids or Traverse City office depending on applicant’s location and preference
  • Brightly has national clients so some travel may be required