Sr. Frontend Developer

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About the job

About the Role:

Are you curious about the ways artificial intelligence could help humans be more effective at work and in life?

Would you like to help build a Collaborative Intelligence Platform that fosters an ambient enterprise knowledge environment where cross-functional teams gain and share collective intelligence through natural language conversations with their data, with the right information and insights always at their fingertips?

If you're as excited about making life meaningful by making work meaningful as we are, we'd love to meet you.

We believe in solid work, which for us means creating reliable, maintainable, and performant systems that stand the test of time. We value engineers who are meticulous in their craftsmanship and take pride in the code they write and the solutions they implement -- all while knowing when to "duct tape" and when to "gold plate" their code so we can build the right thing fast, instead of the wrong thing right.

If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about building technology that has a real impact, we would love to hear from you. Join us in our quest to improve the effectiveness of knowledge workers and their teams, and in doing so, deepen the satisfaction and meaning we all get from our work and our lives.

This role reports into: DROdio, CEO

Job responsibilities

Top priorities: This is the kind of work you can expect to be doing as you come into this role  — although we are all Crew, so we help each other succeed outside of these core priorities:

  • Design and implement frontend services with a focus on creating best-in-class user experiences
  • Ability to build across multiple surface areas: 
    • Today: Web application and Chrome extension
    • Future: Slack and Zoom bots, APIs and SDKs (example: Creating sample frontend experiences for API & SDK users)
  • Work in close partnership with Aaron, our Principal Engineer and DROdio (CEO) + Erika (CCO), our Founders

Job requirements

Skills required: This is our "must" list -- skills you'll need to be successful in the role

  • TypeScript Experience
  • Solid understanding of web mechanics (HTML, A11Y, CSS, Networking)
  • SolidJS Experience
  • Great Product/UX Intuition
  • Build with an iterative mindset. Our engineering values include:
    • Ship early and often: First, make it work. Then, make it right. Then, make it delightful.
    • Service ownership: It's OK for us to be embarrassed about our features -- this is how we learn fast from our users. But it's not OK for us to be embarrassed by bugs -- we ensure that what we ship, works, and we prioritize fixing bugs before we build more features.
  • Experience with at least one of the following cloud platforms (Vercel, GCP, AWS, Azure)

The ideal candidate also has: This is our "want" list -- The ideal candidate will also have these skills in addition to the minimums above, but we'd still love to talk to you even if you don't yet have these skills

  • Experience creating a text editor
  • Experience building multi-player experiences
  • Experience building offline apps that resume/reconnect

What does "Great" look like for this role? This is how you'll know you're performing this job at a level of excellence

  • Be able to deliver and execute with minimal guidance
  • Operate with a growth mindset
  • Ability to balance speed with long-term thinking
  • Proactively thinking about system improvement and unblocking fellow team members
  • Has adaptability & change agility — this is an ever-changing role with many surprises in store!
  • Has a “User-focused” mindset.
  • Knows what values users expect from our system
  • Proactive in observing and leveraging emerging technologies
  • Strong ownership, reliability, low ego, team enabler

Our North Star Metric (NSM) is Skyrocketing!

Our NSM is how we measure usage and has recently surged 100X. It's a measure of the breadth x depth of usage of our product. Learn more about the NSM here.


Life at Storytell

We transforming AI tooling into better outcomes for enterprise knowledge workers using an approach we call DistillAI.

Storytell is an early-stage venture-backed startup with some incredible investors including Eric Ries and Brian McClendon. We are looking for incredible people who share our values, including:

  • Everyone is Crew: We are here to build an impactful company together while supporting each other in our personal and professional journeys.
  • Apply High-Leverage Thinking: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One Is called Yesterday and the other Is called Tomorrow” - Dalai Lama

                   - We follow the three levels of clean communication in the workplace.

We are building a remote-friendly company. The Founders are based in the San Francisco Bay area and we work in a distributed manner across several US time zones.
Learn about our Vision, Mission and Strategy:

We are building AI-driven platform that converts any content into Story Tiles™ and uses AI & ML to create useful knowledge — “stories” — to break down organizational silos internally, and fuel go-to-market and recruiting efforts externally.

Dig into our Vision, Mission and Strategy here.

Our Shared Values:

We believe that being aligned on our shared values is the foundation of how we build, belong, and how we show up for each other and to the broader ecosystem. You can find our shared values here.

Don't Meet Every Single Requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Storytell we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We offer you an opportunity to:
  • Work directly with our C-level executive team
  • Exercise your problem-solving skills
  • Learn the fundamentals of a startup
  • Grow in your career journey through support on many dimensions, such as:
  • 1:1s
  • Regular trainings
  • Learning and practicing clean communication
  • Build our systems and processes
  • Make a huge contribution to the future of Storytell, AI – and the world!
  • We will support you if you want to become a Founder someday