Lead UI Engineer

We're looking for someone who values their craft and is excited to be a part of our collaborative, challenge solving culture.

Kiip's mission is to be the rewards layer of the world. We've made it easy and fun to reward people for their achievements on many different platforms. We currently process billions of data points per month and are looking for extraordinarily talented engineers who would like to help scale, process and analyze this data.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Manages and maintains all front end aspects of our Reward Unit, dashboards and public facing website.
  • Works closely with designers and engineers to help architect, prototype and build various components in the Kiip ecosystem
  • Is an expert in vanilla/plain Javascript (both browser and Node), Sass, and HTML.
  • Has a deep knowledge of mobile front end requirements
  • Knows when to listen, when to consult, when to make a decision and is comfortable 
  • Is a great teacher and loves to share their knowledge with others
  • Is a great student and is always trying to better themselves

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Frontend Team
  • Be Kiip's Lead on future developments of the Reward Unit, Dashboards, Website and UI/UX elements of new products as they are developed.
  • Develop new design architecture as needed
  • Be our expert on new and evolving client-side technologies, their application to functionality or architecture goals, and the practical implications of their use in a cross-browser environment.
  • Contribute ideas and solutions as needed as Kiip's products are developed through 2016 and beyond
  • Be a resource and guide to less experienced staff or to those with other specialities

Technologies we use today:

  • We use the right tool for the job and code in a variety of languages on the front end, including: Javascript, Python, Sass
  • We rely heavily on Mootools, Grunt, Sass, and Vagrant

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years experience (post-degree) in front end development
  • A proven track record of thought leadership and execution of ideas
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuous delivery environment
  • Experience in participating in cross-functional development teams
  • Deep knowledge of plain/vanilla Javascript
  • (Good knowledge of Python, Photoshop and Sketch are a plus)
  • Ability to articulate ideas to non-technical audience
  • Passionate about good design and clean code

Qualified applicants will be invited to take a Codility challenge and must pass with a 70% or better.  Those who complete the challenge will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Applicants must already have permission to work in the US and be able to work from our SF Office. We are a very diverse organization and welcome applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality etc. 

About Kiip (pronounced "keep"):

Every app has its moments, and Kiip’s mission is to reward users during those times of achievement with valuable offers from major brands.  

Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a moment-based rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in the apps people use every day. Rewards occur as a free Amazon MP3 when users beat a level in a mobile game, or as a bottle of Propel when users log a finished workout in a fitness app. By matching relevant brand offers to timely achievements, Kiip creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Kiip was named in “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies” list in 2013 by Fast Company, a mobile titan by AdWeek and a top Silicon Valley startup by Business Insider.

As a Kiiper, you'd be able to have a huge impact from day one. Kiip is all about flexibility and letting people excel so there's no micro-managing, no facetime and lots of freedom. 

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