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

Contentful, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Contentful: a developer-friendly, API first CMS


About the opportunity

Contentful is a pioneer and a leader in headless content management platforms. We help solve some of the most complex content problems for the world's leading organizations (Apple, Ikea, Netflix, etc.) Innovation at Contentful helps shape the future of content management around the world.

Being an API-first platform that our customers build solutions on top of, we are an extension of our customers’ engineering organizations. We strive to meet the highest quality standards. Our rich engineering culture values excellence while balancing it with pragmatism.

As a frontend engineer, you’ll develop the web-app capabilities of our platform to help our customers build the most complex content architectures. Working with the latest frontend technologies, you’ll directly impact the outcome of our tens of thousands of users, solving the content problems of tomorrow using our platform.

Our frontend apps are web apps built with React and Typescript. We build other frontend apps using our form36 component library and proprietary Contentful App Framework. You’ll join a world-class team of engineers, solving the most complex problems of today and tomorrow in a rich engineering culture shaping the future of the industry.

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 cross-functional team member, you’ll work side by side with other backend and full-stack 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. In this role, you will:

  • Advance the capabilities of our frontend web applications
  • Work closely with the designers, product managers on determining the roadmap
  • Help breakdown complex work into deliverables working closely with cross-functional team members
  • Participate in the selection process of technologies and services that Contentful will adopt
  • Deliver polished experiences with attention to detail to tens of thousands of active Contentful users
  • Balance the pyramid of scope, timeline, quality, costs while focussing on delivering value to our customers
  • If you are based in Berlin,  you’ll be in the office one day per week.

What do 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)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • 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 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • 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, Atlassian, 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 750 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.

Please be aware of scammers who may fraudulently allege to be from Contentful. These types of fraud can be carried out through copycat websites, fake email addresses claiming to be from our company, or social media. We do not ask for your personal information such as bank account numbers, identification numbers, etc through social media or chat-based apps, nor do we request or send money for the purchase of business equipment. If you suspect fraud, please report it to your local authorities, as well as reaching out to us at [email protected] with any information you may have.

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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.