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Frontend Software Engineer, Javascript (f/m/d)

Contentful, Berlin, Germany

Contentful: a developer-friendly, API first CMS


About the opportunity

You'll be working on a large, sophisticated, single page application used by thousands of users to manage, create and edit their content in Contentful.

We target current evergreen browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) to provide a highly interactive, smooth user-experience inside the browser, allowing users to perform complex tasks around content management.

Since most of our backend is implemented in JavaScript, we share a lot of code between client and server.

The frontend application does not only communicate with a REST API but has a real-time connection to the server and other users for collaboratively editing documents.

What to expect?

As a Frontend Engineer, you will work on a complex, modular user interface where API design, application architecture and application state management are the main challenges. As a member of a cross-functional team, you'll work side by side with backend engineers. You'll gain exposure to a wide range of technologies and approaches that are not limited to frontend development but will also give you a comprehensive grasp of the entire product.

What you need to be successful?

  • Strong expertise with JavaScript including stateful Single Page Apps, asynchronous programming, Promises, ES6
  • Strong expertise with browser APIs and optimizing front end performance
  • Solid knowledge of React framework
  • Knowledge of Typescript is a big plus
  • Experience with unit and integration testing of browser-based Javascript
  • Knowledge of the server-side JavaScript ecosystem (Node.js)
  • Knowledge of functional programming principles is a plus
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and written (German is not required)
  • This role requires being in an office 1 day per week

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • We value work-life balance and flexibility! A generous combination of vacation days, trust-based work hours and the option to work from the home office/remotely 
  • Use your personal education budget plus education days to improve your skills and grow in your career
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • Share and navigate the excitement of your new role with your CFF (Contentful First Friend) 
  • Relocation assistance for candidates moving to Germany and Immigration support when requiring a visa to be employed directly with Contentful.   
  • Our Germany based employees: Join us for free German classes or reach your fitness goals with our Urban Sports Club discount 
  • Office Perks: We have a brand new high-tech, dog-friendly office in central Berlin, where you can show off your barista skills at our artisan coffee machine
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

To view more career opportunities, visit https://www.contentful.com/careers/

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlasssian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 650 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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About Contentful

Contentful (https://www.contentful.com) is a content management developer platform that enables web and mobile developers to manage, integrate, and deliver digital content to any kind of device or service that can connect to an API - be it smart cars, VR, mobile, web, digital signage, or any new platform. We solve the complexities of content management for tens of thousands web and mobile developers, some independent and many working at enterprise customers that include Jack-in-the-box, Petsmart, Specialized, Fidelity Investments, and Urban Outfitters.

Want to learn more about Contentful? Visit Contentful's website.