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Software Development


2015-04-28 20:46


About Us

PeopleSpark is a beautiful, powerful SaaS platform that helps fast-growing companies improve their cultures as they scale. Right now we’re in stealth mode, but we are well funded, focusing on an industry that’s ripe for disruption and our founder has previously built 3 successful technology companies and raised over $100M in venture capital.

About The Role

In the role of senior front-end developer, you'll be a crucial member of our small team and will completely own our front-end stack. You’ll help create a purpose-driven SaaS platform that improves the culture, communication and transparency inside thousands of fast-growing companies all around the world.

If you admire products from companies like Apple, Mailchimp, Square and ZenDesk and strive for elegant simplicity when building products yourself, then please keep reading...

Your Skills

  • You’ve worked in various roles with a strong focus on front-end development for web-based applications that are responsive and look great on both desktop and mobile
  • You can translate high-fidelity PSDs into pixel-perfect prototypes using HTML5, CSS3 and AngularJS that work across all modern browsers
  • You have worked with Foundation and Angular.js on multiple projects
  • You have (at least) minimal experience with Ruby on Rails
  • You build lightweight HTML/CSS/Javascript implementations and keep a close eye on the performance of your web applications because you know load time is critical
  • You can work on your own most of the time but are open to feedback because you know it helps you continue to improve - so you seek it out regularly


  • Experience with CoffeeScript and HAML
  • Github or similar version control experience
  • Back-end experience with Ruby on Rails, Django or a similar language

Your Experience

  • 3+ years as a mid or senior-level front-end developer
  • A proven ability to create products that people love to use
  • You’ve owned the entire front-end development for at least one web application
  • Worked at both fast-growing startups and established companies
  • Solid experience freelancing and/or working in remote teams
  • You’re a flawless communicator, both written and verbally
  • Can work as part of a small team or on your own as needed
  • You’ve had to wear multiple hats in previous roles

Your Character

  • Honest
  • Humble
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Results-driven
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Resourceful
  • Learner

Things You Might Do

  • Take PSDs and turn them into pixel-perfect, hand-coded HTML5/CSS3 prototypes
  • Talk with our designers and engineers regularly (via Slack and Hangouts) to move features from design to front-end development (you) through to engineering
  • Convert an existing “desktop” feature into a responsive feature that works across smart phones and tablets
  • Interview customers and incorporate their feedback into your design work
  • Use your eye for detail to do final acceptance testing (cross-browser, UX, etc) on new features once they have been built and are ready for production

Benefits and Perks

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Premium health coverage
  • Work from wherever makes you happy (we are a distributed team)
  • Reimbursement for a desk in a co-working space if required
  • Choose the hours you work (4+ hours overlap with U.S. required)
  • Macbook Air
  • Unlimited books from Amazon
  • Unlimited Starbucks card
  • Membership at your favorite health club
  • 2 international trips per year for team events (2 weeks total travel)
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