We are Sourcetable


Senior Frontend Engineer

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Why Spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are one of the hardest things you can build — right up there with compilers. To succeed, you need technical excellence on the backend, paired with utter obsessiveness on the frontend, partnered with a genuine empathy for users. As scaffolding for the mind used by more than 1 billion people, spreadsheets are one of the few applications that can have a universal impact on people's daily lives.

Sourcetable is a spreadsheet that syncs to your data. Our goal is to democratize information access so everyone can understand their data and make better decisions. We are a group of experienced founders, engineers and designers on a mission to build products to reach this goal. Execution will demand focus, resourcefulness and creativity. (A good sense of humor helps, but is not required.)

Simple is hard

For most people, accessing their data in a spreadsheet is just far too hard using existing solutions. This is such a common yet overlooked problem that we're rebuilding spreadsheets from the ground up with data as a first class citizen. Some might call this excessive, while many simply won't understand. We know it's worth sweating the small stuff when it comes to making things simple.

Bay Area Company — Remote Welcome

Push code from anywhere you like, just keep the bar high. We coordinate on Pacific Standard Time.

Applicants must be based in the United States. Sourcetable cannot provide visa sponsorship.

Customer service first

Everyone answers support tickets. We have found this is the best way to generate product alignment and empathy for the user.

Ship it

Make it work, make it right, make it fast.

Software Engineer / Frontend Developer

The Job

We are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about frontend development to join our team at Sourcetable (sourcetable.com), a networked spreadsheet application. If you think like a hacker but push code like an engineer, then you might be the right person for the role.

The primary responsibilities for the role include architecting parts of the frontend of Sourcetable’s spreadsheet application, and generally contributing to feature development (hands on keyboard) to create a great experience for users. We are making it easy for people to model using live data from any database, without learning code or SQL. As an early employee you will be responsible for key parts of the engineering stack and directly involved in early engineering and product decisions.

The role requires creative implementation of specifications while working closely with the rest of the engineering team to ensure awesome outcomes. Sourcetable is an environment where developers can write clean, encapsulated and tested code that results in great products.

We’re looking for engineers who bring new processes and ideas to the organization and can use open source and cloud technologies to solve technical challenges. Sourcetable’s mission is to make data accessible to everyone. We believe great user experience starts at the architectural level.

Performance Objectives (you will own):
  • Build and own core frontend features for our web-based spreadsheet application
  • Coordinate with backend engineers to implement client-side and server-side formula calculations
  • Execute core roadmap features (hands on the keyboard)
  • Scope and estimate core features of the application
  • Understand, present and balance tradeoffs that are required in a startup environment
  • Write tests to ensure code quality
  • Conduct code reviews

The Technology
  • Javascript
  • React.js
  • Jest
  • Webpack
  • .NET
  • Azure / AWS
  • Docker, Terraform
  • CS Degree, or comparable technical experience
  • 5+ Years Work experience
  • Demonstrable experience consuming REST APIs
  • Proficiency with a Javascript and browsers
  • Experience with databases and SQL
  • Experience working on real-time collaboration or messaging applications
What we value
  • Startup experience; ideally, founding team or early engineer (<20 employees)
  • 10x team members > 10x individuals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with React.JS
  • Familiarity with Unix / Linux environments
  • Use engineering best practices Gitflow, CI/CD, Testing, Docker
  • Familiarity with open source technologies and communities
  • Advanced proficiency Javascript and modern web frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to learn continuously, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • $100k-$150k
  • Meaningful equity

Interested? Get in touch