Front End Engineer

| New York

Who We Are

Paddle8 is an online art auction house. We’ve hosted over 1000 auctions working with numerous organizations to help raise money for a cause and/or to support the arts (Robin Williams, WaveWalk, MTV RE: DEFINE, Planned Parenthood, ACRIA etc.) and we also host themed auctions with works curated by our team of art specialists with decades of experience. We are at the very early stages of changing the status quo in the art world which has been dominated by 2 big auction houses that have been around for over 100 years.

We are embarking on big projects rebuilding our core infrastructure and you get to work on a multitude of areas including building out additional bidding/auction scenarios, extending our auction layouts & making them more flexible, cataloguing / inventory management system, search, flexible editorial publishing system, maintaining our top-notch user experience as we add more features. Our small team size and big challenges make this a tremendous opportunity for self-starters / learners and you will get to see your work have a meaningful impact on the bottom-line of the business.

Who We're Looking for

We are looking for someone who has experience with web technologies & has built user interfaces for the web. Someone who is willing to learn while working with a small group comprising of individuals with engineering, product and design skills would fit really well with our team.

  • Extensive experience building web interfaces using HTML and CSS
  • Experience writing JavaScript for building interactive interfaces
  • Experience writing frontend code using a modern framework like React or similar (Angular, Backbone/Marionette, Ember, Vue etc.)
  • Bonus: Experience working with a web friendly programming language – python or similar (Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Java/Scala, Go, Elixir etc.)
  • Knowledge of web fundamentals (HTTP, Developer Tools, REST APIs, authentication techniques etc.)

Our tech stack:

We use python/django as our backend web framework, Celery for background jobs, extensive use of JavaScript, React + Redux for client-side code (and node.js for server-side rendering), MySQL as our primary DB, Redis for caching, ElasticSearch, SignalFx for metrics, AWS for server infrastructure, Slack for collaboration, and a blameless culture to encourage learning from mistakes. We practice mobile first, API driven development to build our responsive web experience and our iOS apps.

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