Full Stack Engineer Los Angeles, CA

“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

—Albert Einstein


THE COMPANY

Jumpcut is a Y Combinator and venture-backed startup that creates cinematic online courses with the world’s biggest influencers.

The founding team at Jumpcut has years of experience creating binge-worthy content — we’ve created multiple viral YouTube channels that now have over 4.5 million subscribers and over 500 million views. We’re now taking that content creation experience and applying it to the monotonous world of online education.

If you’ve ever taken an online course, you already know that 99% of them suck. That’s because they all do the same thing: record a dry and uninspiring instructor who talks to the camera for hours on end. While this is fantastic for getting over an Ambien addiction, it’s atrocious for actual learning.

Think about what can be done with video: we have the ability to create things like Avatar, The Dark Knight, and Game of Thrones, but the status quo when it comes to online courses is this. In an ice cream parlor of unlimited flavors, every other online education company has opted for vanilla. We have our eye on the mint triple chocolate chip birthday cake cookie dough with strawberry whipped cream and banana nut sprinkles.

Our team is approaching online learning in a completely new way: combining educational content with compelling stories, captivating cinematography, creative soundtracks, and much more. The result is a beautiful course that feels like a movie. We believe the future of education lies in creating world-class content.

If you want to learn more about our vision, check out our blog post about the future of education: http://bit.ly/2o3WpFH

Here’s a visual example of the difference between most online courses, and ours: http://bit.ly/2naxBqx

JOB SUMMARY

2017 was our biggest year of growth, and we’re now reaching the limit of not having a full-time engineer working with us in-house. We’re hiring for this position to help us build and release a better product.

This role will come with a ton of responsibility, as you’ll be the first dedicated engineer to work in office with the rest of the team. You’ll be working closely with the founders to drive product decisions, prioritize the engineering workplan, translate business requirements into technical specs for our remote engineers, create the architecture for our web app, and run the hiring funnel for future engineers that we bring in.

As you can tell, this is a hybrid role between product, development, and hiring, and you’ll have a unique opportunity to really take ownership of our web app and play a huge role in the success of Jumpcut.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Full stack development
  • Work closely with rest of organization to maintain and organize a roadmap of product priorities
  • Transform rough ideas into clear functional features, starting with the big picture down to every little edge case
  • Write and publish clear specs for the team to use during development cycles
  • Define and follow metrics in order to evaluate projects, before and after their release
  • Work closely with design and engineering to ensure features are built and tested to spec
  • Evaluate candidates in our engineering hiring funnel and run all hiring rounds

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A great cultural fit - read our blog post
  • Web development should be in your blood
  • Comprehensive experience with HTML, CSS and “proper” JavaScript (e.g. quickly markup a web app and connect it to the back-end data store through REST interface, implemented with Node.js)
  • Strong opinions on web design and design philosophies
  • Extensive experience of designing relational data models and implementing them with any relational database system
  • Object-Oriented Programming ninja
  • Good knowledge of different network protocols
  • Ability to do everything: write OOP JavaScript all the way to solving nasty CSS browser compatibility issues
  • Experience with command line tools a plus
  • Extensive Git experience and some open source experience a plus
  • Prior experience of collaborating on large software project a plus
  • Able to create mockups with Photoshop a plus
  • Experience with setting up an AWS instance a plus
  • Experience with React a HUGE plus

REQUIREMENTS

  • Node.js
  • React / Redux
  • PostgreSQL
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • AWS

If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!


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