Frontend Software Engineer, Javascript
Location
Berlin, Germany

About the opportunity

You'll be working on a large, sophisticated, single page application used by thousands of users to manage, create and edit their content in Contentful.

We target current evergreen browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) to provide a highly interactive, smooth user-experience inside the browser, allowing users to perform complex tasks around content management.

Since most of our backend is implemented in JavaScript, we share a lot of code between client and server.

The frontend application does not only communicate with a REST API but has a real-time connection to the server and other users for collaboratively editing documents.

What to expect?

As a Frontend Engineer, you will work on a complex, modular user interface where API design, application architecture and application state management are the main challenges. As a member of a cross-functional team, you'll work side by side with backend engineers. You'll gain exposure to a wide range of technologies and approaches that are not limited to frontend development but will also give you a comprehensive grasp of the entire product.

What you need to be successful?

  • Strong expertise with JavaScript including stateful Single Page Apps, asynchronous programming, Promises, ES6
  • Strong expertise with browser APIs and optimizing front end performance
  • Solid knowledge of React framework
  • Knowledge of Typescript is a big plus
  • Experience with unit and integration testing of browser-based Javascript
  • Knowledge of the server-side JavaScript ecosystem (Node.js)
  • Knowledge of functional programming principles is a plus
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and written (German is not required)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous combination of paid time off, sick days and paid holidays 
  • Comprehensive health care package (health, vision, dental insurance, life and disability insurance) and a retirement savings plan
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • Our Berlin based employees: Get fit! We offer an Urban Sports Club discount and virtual morning fitness class to help you reach your fitness goals. 
  • Share and navigate the excitement of a new workplace with your CFF (Contentful First Friend) 
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlasssian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 650 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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