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Kickstarter is funding platform for creative projects.
Engineering, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY    Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Kickstarter is looking for a Front End Engineer in our Brooklyn office who wants to help bring creative projects to life.

About the team:
Kickstarter's Marketing Technology Team develops products & tools used across the organization to support creator & backer acquisition, discovery, engagement, & retention. The technical focus of the team is building an ambitious content management system to drive project & content discovery across the Kickstarter experience. Additionally, the team is responsible for owning all email communication, a core function of the Kickstarter product experience. From our weekly Projects We Love newsletter to triggered notifications about project updates, we're passionate about using technology to continuously improve how inform, educate, & support our creative community.

On the front-end, the Marketing Technology Team builds features with modern frameworks like SASS, Atomic Design, React, Redux, Apollo, & TypeScript, all backed by a GraphQL API. We use iterative & data-driven processes to build & refine our platform that supports Kickstarter's mission of bringing creative projects to life.

In This Role, You Will:
Work collaboratively with Designers, Product Managers, & Editors to create powerful, personalized multi-channel experiences. Help teams across the organization foster relationships with our backers & creators. Build & ship features with an understanding of Javascript, CSS & HTML best practices. Support the product experience by building, testing, & maintaining transactional emails. Collaborate with engineers outside your team to maintain shared code & infrastructure.

About You:
You have 2-3 years professional experience using JavaScript, CSS & HTML.
You demonstrate an empathetic, clear communication with fellow engineers & non-engineering stakeholders.
You are friendly, collaborative, & supportive & are good at giving & receiving feedback.
You enjoy problem solving & working collaboratively with stakeholders to support innovative initiatives.
You're proficient in writing markup for transactional emails.
You consider how your work impacts others by building accessible products, testing patterns, writing documentation & considering performance.

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