Ashby (W19)
All-in-one recruiting software

Frontend Engineer - EU & North America

San Francisco Or Remote / Remote
Full-time
About Ashby

We’re building the next generation of enterprise software and we’re starting with a suite of products that help talent leaders, recruiters, and hiring managers run their hiring process significantly better (we haven’t shared much publicly about what we’re building yet, but we’ll be more specific once we meet).

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Lachy Groom.

We have not launched publicly yet, but we're already working with amazing companies, such as Plaid, Airtable, Snyk, Benchling and SalesLoft (and many others which we cannot name yet).

About the role

About Ashby

At Ashby, we’re on a mission to help professionals excel at their jobs with software. We believe current software is barely scratching the surface and the most promising productivity improvements haven’t materialized yet.

We’re starting with a suite of products that help talent leaders, recruiters, and managers excel at hiring. Prior to starting Ashby, our Co-Founder and CEO, Benji, experienced the limitations of current products first hand. This experience has created a relentless focus to solve recruiting’s toughest problems with powerful and delightful software.

We’ve not launched publicly yet, but we already have amazing (paying) customers, such as Opendoor, Plaid, Figma, Airtable, Snyk, and Benchling and we’re backed by great investors, including YCombinator, Elad Gil, and Lachy Groom. We’ll share more once we meet.

We've only scratched the surface of how Ashby can help our customers, it's the perfect time to join.

Our Philosophy

Here are a few key points that should give you an idea of what it is like to work with us:

  • We invest a lot in common building blocks that allow us to build powerful and customizable products fast. At the core of Ashby is an in-house design system and a set of common components (analytics modelling and query language, policy engine, workflow engine) which we are constantly improving.

  • Customers use Ashby every day, so we put a lot of effort into designing products that are approachable to beginners but mastered & extended by power users. In many ways, spreadsheets set the bar here.

  • We strongly believe that small teams with very talented people (and the right work environment) deliver much better performance than teams with large headcount. We hire and compensate accordingly.

  • Our users’ pain is our pain. Engineers conduct user interviews, slack with our customers, and work closely with them to define, design, and implement solutions.

  • We rigorously protect the team’s time so we can maximize our impact. We invest a lot in asynchronous communication, automation, and research. 

We value a strong sense of ownership, principled thinking over experience, and thoughtful communication (we put a lot of effort into using the right communication channels) - we’ll get into these and other values during the hiring process.

About this Role

As a frontend engineer, you’ll create delightful experiences for our customers by building complex interfaces and flows, expanding our in-house design system, and optimizing our frontend code so the experience is quick and responsive. We love to work with engineers who are product and design-minded and can take over a lot of responsibilities typically associated with product managers and designers. 

Our technology stack is: SCSS (with CSS modules) or Stitches, TypeScript (frontend & backend), Node.js, React, Apollo GraphQL, Postgres, Redis. You’ll be our resident expert on frontend technology and best practices like React, CSS, semantic HTML, and accessibility.

We care a lot about optimizing our tools and automating workflows as it allows us to work in smaller teams. You should share that enthusiasm and be excited to contribute.

You Could Be a Great Fit If

  • You enjoy writing CSS and learning about the latest features supported in modern browsers.

  • You love that React allows UI code to be separated by concerns rather than markup and logic.

  • Empowering other engineers to build well-designed features through reusable components and a design system excites you.

  • Every time you see a great design or interaction on the web, your first reaction is to open the developer console.

  • Big bonus if you have contributed to open source projects and/or have written or spoken about frontend technology

Beyond the above, we believe that this series of tweets is a great summary of what makes an amazing software engineer. We know this kind of talent is rare and we're excited to pay top of market to have you join us!

Here are examples of things you’ll work on:

  • Build a fast mobile web app that solves the critical jobs-to-be-done for hiring managers and uses newer technologies like Vite and Stitches.

  • Build a set of flexible, composable components in our design system that allow other engineers to add editable fields to forms and profiles with minimal effort.

  • A set of design system components to allow other engineers to build Airtable/Google Sheet-like experiences for customers that can handle tens of thousands of data points. 

  • A Google Calendar-like experience to schedule complex interview panels with  candidates.

Benefits

  • You’ll get the time to do things the right way; we put a lot of emphasis on high quality work and avoid quick hacks as much as possible

  • You get to use your own product (we use Ashby for our own hiring!)

  • Competitive compensation including equity

  • 10 year exercise window for stock options

  • Top notch health insurance for you and your dependents with all premiums covered by us (U.S.)

  • 401(k) matching (U.S.)

Ashby provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and abilities.

Technology

Our technology stack is: TypeScript (frontend & backend), Node.js, React, Apollo GraphQL, Postgres, Redis.

We don’t require previous experience with these, but experience with and a love for typed languages are helpful!

We care a lot about optimizing our tools and automating workflows as it allows us to work with smaller teams. You should share that enthusiasm and be excited to contribute.

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