Director Front End Engineering

App Annie, Remote: AMER Region

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Something about us...

data.ai is the mobile standard and the trusted source for the digital economy. Our vision is to be the first Unified Data AI company that combines consumer and market data to provide insights powered by artificial intelligence. We passionately serve enterprise clients to create winning digital experiences for their customers.

We care deeply about our high performance culture and operate as a global team. We have set excellence as our standard, hold each other accountable, continuously push innovation and win with style. 

We are a remote-first company as we trust our people to get it done from the location that works for them. 

What can you tell your friends when they ask you what you do? 

I lead a team to build the next generation of Web infrastructure for data.ai Website. It targets to speed up the development efficiency and quality dramatically.

  • Team management, planning, resource allocation
  • Technology watch
  • Becoming better at what you do every day.

You will be responsible for and take pride in…

​​As part of our agile and growing organization, you will challenge norms and find better ways to partner with our product organization and various stakeholders to ensure we are meeting the needs of our business requirement while properly setting expectations. Your investment in your team and ability to incubate team members of all skills will be paramount to your success. As a key leader of a multicultural distributed team, you will use your experience to ensure we foster an open culture that is inclusive of all thoughts and ideas. This includes

  • Architect and implement the framework for data.ai’s web application development. 
  • The framework is expected to abstract the common pattern of data.ai’s business, define the only proper method for feature implementation and take care of all the general tasks, for example: caching, permission, anti-scraping, etc.
  • Cooperate with the feature teams and train the teams to adopt the framework.
  • Maintain a process to collect feedback and implement rapid improvement for the framework.
  • Create and maintain reusable web components, deep insight regarding frontend architecture and design-systems
  • Initiate and manage complex refactoring, leveraging other product teams
  • Be a team player, going an extra mile in terms of sharing the company's culture and making the team stronger.
  • Be able to mentor his/her direct reports to help them to grow.

You should recognize yourself in the following…

  • 7+ years experience in software development
  • 5+ years experience working on Web architecture. At least architected one business oriented framework.
  • Rich experience in Front End technology, such as React, Typescript, NextJS, and especially around Single Page Applications.
  • Technical management experience required
  • Having a great record on GitHub and being well recognized in the community is big plus
  • Good understanding in caching system
  • Good communication skills with fluent oral English
  • A previous experience in an international environment is a plus
  • Self driven and make-it-happen personality
  • Energy and creativity are key characteristics that describe you and the projects you lead. You make it happen. Boom!
  • You’re an app fanatic, positively curious and a technology enthusiast.

Some of the total rewards we offer… 

  • Holistic wellbeing for all employees including a Wellbeing allowance and a Wellness Benefits bundle
  • A $1,000 (country equivalent) WFH allowance
  • Internet allowance for stable internet connection
  • Paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!
  • 90 Day Passport program - work from anywhere in the world for 90 days / year. 
  • Got Lunch? We allow $15 per week expensed (country equivalent) for lunch
  • Unlimited access to online learning platform Udemy to help you develop your skills.
  • Virtual initiatives and events to keep you connected with your colleagues.
  • Generous Employee Referral Bonus program. Earn up to $10,000 a referred hire.
  • And much more

Ask your recruiter for a full list of total rewards and benefits specific to your region!

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About App Annie

About us App Annie delivers the most trusted app market data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 900,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Learn more at www.appannie.com. App Annie is an international team of super-talented people from different cultural backgrounds (Beijing, San Francisco, Vancouver and more). We offer lots of responsibility in your role, and room for you to grow with the company. And beyond personal growth, you’ll help make a great impact on App Annie’s success as a whole. With regular exposure to C-level executives, VPs, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs you’ll have the opportunity to learn a ton from experts in their fields.

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