Frontend Software Engineer

We're looking for an excellent Frontend Developer to join our team.

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The Opportunity

Our backend is primarily developed with Ruby on Rails, though we have a mixed stack that incorporates a variety of languages and frameworks. Our frontend is a mixture of existing legacy javascript coupled with HAML based views, as well as a new, clean, and separate repository using React that is structured as an API consumer of the backend. We have been doing all new development in React, and when the opportunity presents itself, updating existing legacy code to React. That being said, the primary role is not to mess around with a bunch of legacy code, but rather work inside a sane, well structured React based repository. We do not require past React experience, and strongly believe in choosing the right individual over someone who has the right items on their resume.

Technology that we regularly use:

  • React
  • Babel
  • Webpack
  • NodeJS
  • Sketch for mockups
  • Jenkins for CI and automated testing of backend
  • CircleCI for CI and automated testing of frontend
  • Git, currently using GitHub
  • Existing code is traditional Rails and HAML/SASS based templating. All new frontend development is done in React
  • OpenStreetMap rendering and routing stack (mapnik, postGIS, TileMill for style dev, GraphHopper based routing). Bonus points if you have map styling experience!
Our Purpose

We strive to create great cycling experiences. We want people to go on better rides, more often. We don't run any ads on the site or in the app, and are able to maintain a singular focus on serving cyclists and those who serve cyclists.

About Us

Ride with GPS is a team of thirteen professionals delivering software that supports great cycling experiences. Our website is used to plan bike routes and events, manage bike clubs, analyze ride data, and publish great rides. Our companion app is a bike computer, route navigator, and ride recorder. Within the cycling world, we’re serving weekend riders, clubs, event organizers, tour operators, and racers. By joining Ride with GPS, you will help millions of people have a great time on their bike. Our business is bootstrapped and profitable, focused on sustainable growth via user satisfaction and word of mouth advertising.

We’re bringing on several more people right now, and will be honing what we have built and taking it to the next level in terms of design & experience. 2018 will be our biggest year on every measure, and it will be a lot of fun to be a part of.

Our office is located in the newly renovated Bakery Blocks building, near NE 22nd and Sandy. We have standing desks, a bike repair station, and a stocked kitchenette & beer fridge. We all love riding bikes, from road riding to fat biking and everything in between. Most of us regularly walk a couple blocks to the Circuit to climb, or go for lunch rides/runs. Three of us are also avid motorcyclists. We support a healthy balanced lifestyle, we’re family-friendly (three of us have young kids), and we are all very passionate about what we do in our work.

Benefits

We offer competitive salary, an excellent office environment as well as health, dental and vision insurance, and a 401k with a 10% match. You'll be equipped with a new Macbook Pro or iMac, a standing desk and any other productivity tools that are needed. We strongly believe in testing our own software, and as a result are more than happy to help defray some of the costs of cycling.

What's Next?

If you're interested, please send an email to careers@ridewithgps.com with your resume and some examples of your work. Please include at least a paragraph explaining your relationship with cycling. We'll respond in a timely manner and move things forward for promising candidates.

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Examples of our software in action

General

Individual Riders / End Users

Ambassador program

Cycling Clubs

Cycling Events

Ride Reports (not released yet / being developed)