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Full-time Senior Front End Developer (Remote)
Published at 05.02.2019 - Viewed: 1359 times - Hypothesis (Worldwide/Remote)

Location: Remote with preference given to candidates between UTC-8 and UTC+1

Hypothesis is seeking a Senior Front End Developer to join our product delivery team. The person hired for this role will work with the product delivery team to develop and ensure delivery of Hypothesis technologies and services in support of our vision; to bring a conversation over all knowledge. Join us as we extend what the web can do.

About the team
Hypothesis is a small nonprofit pioneering a key new capability for the web called Web Annotation. We were instrumental in the development of the W3C Web Annotation standard, and are the creators of it’s most comprehensive general purpose implementation. We are working with publishers, educators, journalists, and scientists to bring annotation to the web at scale.

We are a diverse, supportive, highly collaborative, 100% remote team of technologists, and discipline experts . We code in the open (our repos are public and liberally licensed) and also work within the standards process. We work collaboratively via Slack, video conferencing, GitHub, and Google Docs across 8 time zones. Our team is based in the US (San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, New York and others) and in the UK (Edinburgh and Cambridge).

About the role
In this role, you will help build systems, browser-based software, and user interfaces to support annotation of web pages and other media. You will focus on solving user needs by contributing to the frontend codebase.

The following is a sampling of the technologies we currently use (if you’re already familiar, great, but please don’t take these as prerequisites):

  • JavaScript, AngularJS
  • Python, Pyramid, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch
  • AWS, Docker, Ansible

This role reports to the Engineering / Product Manager.

About you
You are someone who loves problem solving. You value simplicity over complexity. You take great satisfaction in helping others be successful and productive, and wouldn’t think to move on without documenting your work so 6-months-from-now you (or anybody else for that matter) can drop back in and understand it.

Skills and experience you possess

  • A solid understanding of the web platform and how browsers work
  • A good knowledge of JavaScript
  • Familiarity with architectural patterns and tools used to build modern web applications
  • Experience profiling and debugging web applications
  • Experience working with developers of open source projects to resolve bugs or make improvements
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you’re able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts

You will thrive at Hypothesis if you

  • Love learning new things
  • Are committed to improving both as a technologist and a human being
  • Are tenacious, self-directed, and highly motivated
  • Have strong problem-solving skills
  • Have excellent, people-friendly written and verbal skills
  • Are as adept at collaborating with designers as you are with backend developers
  • Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Approach your work with a mindset that allows for growth and change

What’s next
Does this sound interesting? If so, drop us a line to tell us what about this role intrigues you and why you think you would be a great fit for Hypothesis. Resumes are helpful as are examples of your work, whether code, writing, or anything else that you think is relevant to being a developer. We can’t wait to hear from you!

How to apply
If you’re ready to apply or just want to ask questions before applying, please contact us at

Hypothesis is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, veteran status, or disability. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.