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Front End 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 Front End Software Engineer is responsible for developing web and mobile prototypes, microsites, and products across Blavity’s digital media platforms. This is a highly collaborative position, partnering with many different teams to take ideas, to mockup, to prototype, to responsive pages, and to reusable component libraries.

The ideal candidate is/has worked as an entry level Software Engineer at a technology start-up or digital media company. 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: 

  • Work with the Creative Team to help design prototypes in both low and high fidelity and take successful prototypes to a more structured development process

  • Create reusable front-end components using our Javascript template framework

  • 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

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Years of Experience: 2+ 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: 

  • Familiarity with Atomic Design

  • Experience with SCSS

  • Strong experience using VueJS

  • Experience with Nuxt

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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