Full Stack Developer

Instant Teams is looking for an experienced JavaScript developer who is proficient in Node.js as well as React.js and ready to jump in and join our growing “Arti” team.  The platform is used by customers, internal staff, and job seekers to create a seamless process to manage and build remote workforces.  You will be working directly with the Technical Director, CEO, and project management team to implement new features and bug fixes.

Essential Functions

  • Developing and maintaining user-interface and server-side network components
  • Manage the exchange of data between the front-end, PostgreSQL database, ElasticSearch indexes, and external web services
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Work and collaborate with the rest of the engineering team and graphic designers
  • Re-architect existing code base to meet best practices and improve maintainability
  • Troubleshoot and provide work arounds/bug fixes for problems experienced by the internal team
  • Assist the team occasionally with basic DevOps and support duties

Competencies

  • Communication proficiency
  • Time management
  • Collaborative problem solving and design
  • Flexible
  • Fast-paced
  • Self-starter
  • Open to flex hours
  • Familiarity with AWS architectural concepts
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or other relational databases
  • Experience with ElasticSearch or other NoSQL databases is a plus
  • React.js
  • HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with APIs
  • Git experience is a plus
  • Jenkins experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with other libraries in use, such as Egg, DVA, Sequelize, or AntD, is a plus

Classification

  • Exempt Salaried

Required Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in front-end development
  • Bachelor degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Reports To

  • Technical Director

Compensation

  • Competitive salary and stock options in a fast growing startup
  • Unlimited paid time off policy with mandatory minimums.
  • Unlimited flexible work from home policy.
  • Medical/Vision/Dental

The Tech Stack

Instant Teams delivers a unique platform to match, build, and manage remote employees for customer companies.  The platform itself consists of three components – a talent facing portal to help talent grow their careers and find unique opportunities, a customer facing portal that helps companies request carefully sourced teams and manage their teams; and finally a sophisticated data platform that uses search algorithms and eventually machine learning to build teams that match client’s needs.

Web Application:  The web Application is built using the React front-end framework. Use of this technology improves the componentization of the front end and thereby increases the flexibility of the display of records and other content.   The same technology is in use for all the components of the platform – Talent Portal, the Customer Portal, and the Admin Portal.  

Webserver:  The back-end servers are AWS EC2 instances running Node.js.  The servers are implemented in a multi-node cluster running behind an AWS high-availability load balancer. All communication from the internet with the webservers requires SSL encryption over HTTPS, and only traffic on HTTPS port is allowed.  While not yet turned on, the load balancer can be configured with a firewall and a service to prevent denial of service attack (DDoS shield). Furthermore, all access can be logged and stored in AWS CloudWatch.  The disk storage for webservers can also be encrypted.

Database Layer:  The system uses the AWS RDS (postgres) database cluster.  The database can be encrypted.  All data access to this database is via HTTPS, and the database itself can only be accessed from within the virtual private network by specific servers. RDS data will be backed up daily.  The database general log, which contains all database connections and complete query history can be sent and stored in AWS CloudWatch.  The encryption and logging features are not yet turned on to save on AWS costs.

Search Engine:  The system uses the AWS ElasticSearch search service to run sophisticated search algorithms.  The system of record is stored in the RDS relational database and search related information is simultaneously updated to ElasticSearch.  The update process does not guarantee real time synchronization but a queueing mechanism is used to ensure eventual consistency.

The Team

Instant Teams’ looks for mindful communicators who embrace change, serve with excellence and take ownership of their role within the company. We are a fast moving startup currently building out our first internal technology team.  You will be one of the first hires to establish our technology development in house.  We tackle really hard problems head-on in an inclusive, calm, and highly collaborative environment.

Notice

This is not necessarily a complete list of responsibilities, skills, duties, or requirements associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, or technological developments.)

EEO and Harassment Statement

Instant Teams provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants, contractors, and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of work, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Instant Teams expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Instant Teams’ contractors and employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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