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Senior Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2022
About Us
Encord is a London-based startup building a comprehensive development platform for machine learning applications. Our mission is to enable companies to unlock the power of AI while retaining 100% control of their data. In 2021 we raised $20M from top investors including CRV, Y Combinator Continuity and other leading Bay Area investors.
Started by ex-computer scientists, physicists, and quants, we felt first hand how the lack of tooling was impeding the process of deploying ML models in practice. To us it feels like what the early days of computing or the internet must have felt like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are terrible. We are building the tools to assist in the prototyping, building, deploying and optimising of computer vision applications throughout the AI model life cycle.
The Role
We are looking for an experienced frontend engineer to help us build user interfaces of state-of-the-art AI applications.
The ideal candidate should have a big experience building complex, scalable data driven web applications with the high attention to UX and UI, strong knowledge of Browser API and Web technologies.
You will:
- Design, build, and maintain complex, stateful front end applications which can handle millions of entities along with our highly experienced Frontend engineers
- Build performant 2D charts and graphs to bring even more data visualisation and data transparency to our product
- Establish and enforce a consistent UI/UX experience to improve user satisfaction and increase traction
- Increase the teams knowledge of Browser API and Web technologies HTML/CSS
- Be a go-to for setting standards and answering HTML/CSS/Browser API questions of other team member.
- Set up and manage a modularised FE application to make the platform even more scalable with it’s growth
- Do initial bugs investigation across the stack to increase the stability and make customers happy
- Collaborate closely with the business teams to understand and solve our customers’ pain points
- Work to improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes to establish engineering best practices to push the rest of the team closer to the quality limits
- Contribute to hiring additional talent to our rapidly growing team and make sure we are continuing to build the world class engineering team and the product.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and browser APIs
- Good UI taste
- Good UX taste
- Strong knowledge of Javascript
- Experience building robust networked applications on with RESTful APIs
- Knows how to build applications that are tolerant to the various failure modes of web apps such as network issues, cross-browser development, etc.
- Desire to have impact - and the ability to deliver. You’ll join a fairly small, fast moving, engineering team where each member of the team can dramatically affect the overall success of the company.
- Ability to self-manage. Encord is a flat, early-stage startup without a lot of structure. To be successful, you’ll need to be autonomous to a large extent and able to adapt to a rapidly shifting environment.
Current Frontend stack:
React, Redux/React Query, TypeScript, Recharts, Tailwind+Antd, Websockets, WebWorkers, IndexDB
What We Offer
Encord offers a unique opportunity to be part of a startup with a clear mission and vision. You will get to explore and build a product which services enterprise AI use cases across many different verticals such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and agriculture.
Our work is at the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning, which also includes working on solving unsolved problems within those fields. We offer competitive compensation and equity options in the business for the right candidate. Additionally we offer:
- Hybrid work - with 3 days presence in our central London office
- 25 days of annual leave
- Private health insurance and pension contribution
- Cycle to work scheme
- Annual education allowance
- Regular social events