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Full Stack Software Engineer

About Blavity, Inc.

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded technology and new media company, which was founded in 2014 with the simple idea of enabling Millennials of Color to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of black millennials through original content, video and unique experiences. The company has grown into a market leader for black media, reaching 30 million millennial per month through its growing brand portfolio; Blavity, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow and Act. We are 5 brands with one vision and limitless opportunity!

Assembled of passionate, high-energy, and focused rock-stars, our Blavity Team creates and executes with our values at the forefront of mind: 

 

  • Love of Community

  • Transparency and Communication

  • Collective Responsibility

  • Fail Fast

Blavity, Inc. is continuously looking for new team members to help us continue to scale, cultivate our community, and advance our strategic direction. We are headquartered in Downtown LA, and have a satellite work space in Atlanta. Join us!

What you will do... 

The full-time Full Stack Engineer contributes to the design, planning, and implementation of new features across Blavity’s digital media platforms. This position works collaboratively across the company to take features from idea, to mockup, to prototype, to responsive pages, to reusable component libraries.

The ideal candidate is/has been part of a technology start-up or digital media company, has experience launching product and developing code, and knowledge of unit testing or test driven development. Additionally, he/she is a technical expert, has great attention to detail, and works positively to collaborate.

This position is based out of Downtown LA and reports directly into the Engineer Manager. 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Create designs and mockups for new features

  • Write clean, performant code in accordance with our team's code style guidelines

  • Work to improve and maintain the code health of all of our software

  • Participate in peer code reviews

  • Turn front end components into reusable component library

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Years of Experience: 3+ years of relevant experience
Education: preferred Code School certification or degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics or a related field.

Technology/System Requirements: 

  • Experience with Docker, SCSS, Rest APIs, GraphQL, ReactJS and React Native

  • Expert Javascript background with experience in NodeJS

  • Experience with WordPress and static site generators/flat file CMSes (Jekyll, Grav)m and templating engines (Mustache, Handlebars, Liquid, Twig or Jade)

  • A love for semantic HTML (experience with HTML5 APIs +2), responsive design and an understanding of usability and accessibility issues across all device types

  • Familiarity with Git, package managers (Npm) and build tools/task runners (Gulp, Grunt or Webpack)

  • Familiarity with Sketch or other wireframing tools

Competencies: Functional/Technical expertise; Effective Communication; Teamwork; Attention to Detail; Proven Problem Solver; Demonstrates Good Judgement; Resilient/Demonstrates Flexibility/Adaptability 

Travel: N/A

Preferred Interests: Love for black music, politics and pop culture, and community

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