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Software Engineer - Frontend (Visa sponsorship available)

We’re looking for experienced web/frontend engineers who are looking to use the latest in web technology to move the company mission forward. You will work closely with the design team to create responsive and engaging user interfaces that provide a seamless user experience. You will also collaborate with backend engineers to ensure smooth integration between the frontend and backend of the application using Protobufs. Frontend engineers are expected to own the deploy process for the frontend service.


Our mission is to create fair, effective, and simple financial pathways to help 100M Americans reach their financial goals. Our investors include Lightspeed, Coatue and GGV. Founders are serial entrepreneurs who co-founded and served as C-suite executives at 3 FinTech unicorns.


Full frontend stack:

- Typescript

- Framework/Metaframework: ReactJS, NextJS

- State management: Redux toolkit

- Styling: SCSS modules

- Networking: Protobuf.js over http

- Animations: Framer Motion, native CSS animations

- Testing: Cypress

- Bundler: Webpack

- Infrastructure: Vercel


Requirements:

- B.A. / B.S. / M.S. or strong self-taught fundamentals in computer science

- Expertise in React, Typescript and NodeJS with experience deploying live code to live traffic

- A strong understanding of functional programming concepts

- 4+ years of industry experience, with demonstrated breadth and depth of product impact

- Ability to analyze data and distill information for business purposes

- Effectiveness as demonstrated by problem-solving skills in areas outside your expertise

- Desire to form strong professional bonds with startup-forward coworkers


Nice to haves:

- Experience with NextJS, Protobuf and Webpack


What to expect in the interview:

In your first interview round, you'll be building a simple app from scratch using one of the following frameworks of your choice: React, Vue, Solid, Svelte or similar. You'll be able use any bootstrapping tool (like create-react-app) you'd like and any dev environment as long as it's screen-shareable.


What we’re like:

- Scrappy. We had a product goal and put out the MVP, collecting our first users with steady growth via paid channels in four months. We don’t cut corners when we know we’ll need them but we don’t build things without that need. We don’t like inefficiency but we dislike operationalizing one-off tasks even more.

- Risk-oriented. Everything has risk, but a mature team knows how to make these tradeoffs. That’s why we built the MVP fast––because time is your most valuable asset and is practically fungible with money in the startup world.

- Data-obsessed. We all look at data and pull it, and we believe that understanding the mechanics can yield valuable insights. Complex systems require elegant, not just simple solutions. You absolutely need to be interested in data if you want to leverage your knowledge of systems.

- Lucky. That’s how we look at this journey so far. From our timing of fundraising, to the circumstances in which we came together, to the initial product traction we’re getting, there’s no other word to describe it. We are grateful you are reading this, and we know that if you’re meant to be with us on this journey, then we will see you soon.

About Kikoff:

Kikoff is a personal finance platform designed to help millions of underserved Americans achieve financial wellness. Our mission is to provide refreshingly fair, effective, and simple pathways for everyday people to meet their financial goals. We design financial products that simplify credit building so our users can reach their financial goals. Kikoff is a Series B company and has raised over $42 million in total funding. Investors include Portage Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, GGV, Coatue, Core Innovation Capital, and basketball star Stephen Curry. Kikoff was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Reno. 


Why Kikoff:


This is a consumer fintech startup, and you will be working with serial entrepreneurs who have built strong consumer brands and innovative products. We are backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top VCs. We value extreme ownership, clear communication, a strong sense of craftsmanship, and the desire to create lasting work and work relationships. Yes, you can build an exciting business AND have real-life real-customer impact.


💰 Competitive pay based on experience

🏥 Medical, dental, and vision coverage - Kikoff covers the full cost of health insurance for the employee!

📈 Stock Options

🏝 Generous unlimited vacation policy to help you recharge


Visa sponsorship available: Kikoff is willing to provide sponsorship for H1-B visas and U.S. green cards for exceptional talent.


Regular team building events to help you get to know the Kikoff team and soo much more! Our last virtual cooking event had everyone's mouth on fire, but cooled down by home-mixed cocktails.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 


Kikoff Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.


Please reference the following information for more information:


https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdfhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf 

Our mission is to provide refreshingly fair, effective, and simple pathways to meet your financial goals.

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CULTURE VALUES
Inclusive & Diverse
Startup Mindset
Collaboration over Competition
Growth & Learning
Mission Driven
Passion for Exploration
Rapid Growth
Customer-Centric
Transparent & Candid
FUNDING
Series A
DEPARTMENTS
Software Engineering
SECTOR
Financial Services
TEAM SIZE
11-50
LOCATION
Hybrid
DATE POSTED
July 11, 2023

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