Senior Frontend Engineer

Posted 12.08.2019
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Job Description

Candu: Closing the Skill Gap

At Candu, we want on-the-job training to happen where work happens: your app.

We are rethinking and rebuilding a learning management system (LMS) for modern software companies. In a world of standalone systems, Candu helps your users acquire the skills they need to adopt your software — all in-app.

By delivering skills that are relevant, actionable, and valuable, Candu ensures that your software delivers on the value it promised. Because it's not what your software can do, it's what your users can do with your software.

With Candu, non-technical teams can design and embed in-depth onboarding experiences, deliver just-in-time interventions, and measure the impact of their work on adoption.

Candu is closing the skill gap from activation to retention at leading SaaS companies. Come help us build a smarter way to learn.

The Opportunity

We just raised a $1M+ seed round and we are looking are our first frontend engineer. This role will own all the frontend development and you will play a key role in establishing our engineering culture.

We are currently working with several top tier SaaS businesses to define our initial product to make customer onboarding 10x more effective.

Your first 6 months

Here's what you'll do in your first 6 months:

  • Gain empathy for our customers and their users. Drive critical product decision with empathy and intuition, as well as with structured user research insights 
  • Play a pivotal role in defining and executing our MVP 
  • Ship proof of concepts with early customers 
  • Make important engineering decisions that will impact Candu's engineering teams for a long time 
  • Continually improve our customers' experience through experimentation, analysis, user research, and collaboration with our design and engineering team 
  • Participate in the hiring process for key roles in Candu 
  • Act as a leader at Candu and help set the strategic direction for our company. Be a key part in shaping our company culture

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years of frontend development experience. 
  • Deep knowledge of modern frontend development. You are not afraid of CDNs, ES6, Webpack and have experience with multiple javascript frameworks. 
  • Empathy for our customers and the problems they face 
  • A self-starter who is willing to experiment and learn fast 
  • Passion for our mission

Helpful experience

  • Experience working in EdTech and/or B2B SaaS 
  • Experience mentoring engineers and scaling an engineering organization 
  • Experience at an early-stage startup or in a rapidly growing business

Why you shouldn't take this job

  • Learnings will need to come from doing, rather than from institutional knowledge or more experienced employees 
  • We are still figuring things out as we go, and we often don't have the answer to every question. Individuals who need lots of guidance and direction will not be able to have a high impact in this role. 
  • There is a lot of risk in an early-stage company!
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Posted 12.08.2019