Front End Engineer - React

2 months ago
$55 - $70/hour (Estimated)Seattle, WANovel Effect

A “Shark Tank” winner, Webby Awards winner, and Amazon Alexa/Techstars accelerator alumnus, Novel Effect ( is at the forefront of inventing a whole new category of voice interactive entertainment. Our platform intelligently syncs and blends the user’s voice with special effects, theme music and character voices in real-time, creating an immersive and ambient auditory experience. One of our first products is to make storytelling a magical experience that kids and families love.

The Role:

Novel Effect seeks a talented front end engineer to join our growing team of passionate and creative people, in Seattle, WA. The ideal candidate should be capable of producing top quality software in a dynamic startup environment. As a member of the dev team, you work closely with audio designers and UI designers to create innovative solutions. Available as full-time or contract.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields, or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years experience with front-end development, responsive web design, and scalable architecture
  • Familiarity with CSS preprocessors, such as Less or Sass
  • Experience using a JavaScript build tool (e.g. Grunt, Gulp, Webpack)
  • Ability to convert a design document into a working user interface with no loss in fidelity
  • Knowledge of usability principles, cross-browser compatibility, and HTML document architecture
  • Strong understanding of web application security (e.g. XSS, CSRF, CORS)
  • Proficient in one or more version control software platforms (e.g. Git, Subversion, Mercurial)


  • Delivered multiple production web applications using a contemporary JavaScript framework (e.g. Angular, React, Vue)
  • Test automation framework experience across multiple platforms, such as Selenium, Jest, or Enzyme
  • Familiarity with object-oriented design and RESTful web services
  • Proficiency in at least one back-end programming language, e.g. Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, C#, or Node.js.
  • Experience optimizing application performance in various configurations
  • Familiarity with Firebase or other BaaS platforms.
  • Willingness to mentor junior engineers
  • Experience architecting large-scale multi-tier web applications

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • web design, front end devlopment: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Seattle, WA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes