Avail - Sr. Frontend Engineer

Posted on Oct 23 26 views San Francisco, CA

Avail is a new car sharing platform focused on improving mobility and reducing the cost of car ownership. We give car owners a way to earn extra income from their idle cars and connect drivers with a convenient, affordable way to drive a car when they want.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented, technical, proactive, energetic, and passionate person who embraces challenges and is a proven problem solver. You will be a part of multiple teams tasked with multiple projects building Web Front-End User Interfaces using React and Node.js and Backend in Node.js, and Java that are highly functional, secure, scalable, and robust. You will learn the full project lifecycle from start (gathering requirements) to finish (release into production). You will get excellent mobility experience that will help you throughout your career. You will be working with colleagues who will help, support and challenge you every day. Unit testing, code reviewing, and regular check-ins for continuous integration is just part of your DNA. We are an Agile Scrum development shop with 2-week iterations. 

Key Responsibilities

We expect our engineers to do much more than just writing code:

  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to produce a product that flows seamlessly and works intuitively with our merchants.
  • Keep our customers top of mind. Design and influence with empathy for our customers.
  • Be an advocate for the best solution to any given problem. Challenge those around you, to come up with a better solution. Align with the best decisions (even if they are not your own).
  • Work closely with peers to create reusable patterns, practices, and libraries, that create consistency and improve product delivery efficiencies. Influence and advocate to other engineers to adopt these patterns, practices, and libraries.
  • Being a mentor/coach to junior Engineers.
  • Comfortable communicating with non-technical teams.
  • Come up with creative solutions to solve problems.
Job Qualifications
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Write optimized, secure and scalable code
  • Mastery with one or more modern JavaScript UI framework using React/Vue/Angular/Svelte
  • Expertise in one of the server-side web application framework and language like Java and Node.js.
  • Good understanding of Functional and Object-Oriented Programming Concepts, Service Oriented Architectures, Distributed Systems Design Concepts and Computer Science fundamentals
  • Expertise building mobile responsive Applications that consume REST services
  • Driven and self-motivated. Work creatively to solve challenging problems
  • Willingness to work with different technologies
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, cross regional, diverse, and dynamic work environment.
  • Embody the Avail team’s 5 core values: Transparency, Collaboration, Bias for Action, Customer-Obsession, and Integrity.


Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Familiarity with Authentication and Authorization standards like OAuth, SAML
  • Expertise in designing and building RESTful APIs
  • Expertise with GitHub following GitFlow
  • Understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Knowledge/experience of 12-Factor methodology for building scalable distributed systems.
  • Knowledge/experience building ADA compliant web applications

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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