Senior Engineer

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As a Senior Engineer at Bocoup, you’ll deliver projects that advance our shared mission and values. You’ll deliver technical product vision guidance, provide software engineering consulting, identify product improvement opportunities, and work directly with customers to help them achieve their product goals.

You’ll love this role if:

  • You enjoy collaborating with your teammates on diverse projects.
  • You are curious, and enjoy learning from people with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • You are comfortable working with a distributed team and communicating via text- and video-based channels
  • You understand the importance of excellent documentation, have strong written and oral communication skills, and experience being part of an effective team.
  • You love to talk or write about the work you and your team are doing.
  • You have a team mindset, a commitment to the success of others, and a commitment to creating a more accessible and inclusive web.

Our small team size allows for individual mentorship, close collaboration, and opportunities to pursue stretch projects. We are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment, and expect all team members to uphold our company values and adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About Bocoup

Bocoup is a mission and values driven web platform consulting firm. We partner with tech companies and nonprofits on projects to improve the experience of users by increasing reliability and inclusion on the web. Our recent and current projects include engineering for Scratch (the beginner-friendly programming language), web standards for assistive technologies like screen-readers, and web development for free online teacher training tools.

Bocoup seeks a diverse pool of applicants for this position, including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people of color, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, first and second generation immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with our customers to solve problems and help them succeed.
  • Deliver projects for two service areas, accounting for your interests and experience: (1) Reliability, Standards, and Testing is focused on projects with browser implementers and embedders to improve web platform interoperability, and (2) Graphics & Interactive Applications is focused on media-based web applications, implementing resource intensive web platform features and improving accessibility, security and performance on resource constrained devices.
  • Share your passion through creating educational content for our blog, workshops, and other educational resources and forums.
  • Share your work at Bocoup through attending and contributing to community events, and representing the team at conferences abroad.
  • Mentor developers and guide their adoption of new technologies.
  • Contribute to internal projects, and work on tools and products for your peers at Bocoup.
  • Advocate for Bocoup’s code of conduct and values, including social justice.

Skills & Expectations

  • Commitment to our mission and values, including Transparency, Quality, Service, Learning, – Inclusion, Respect, and Social Justice.
  • 4-6+ years of engineering experience, including experience in a collaborative consulting capacity.
  • Solid understanding of web application architecture and security, web accessibility, web performance, and the privacy model of the web.
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript, including the core language, Web Browser APIs, and the Node.js global.
  • Solid understanding of and experience building web applications with Node and at least one front end framework such as React, Ember, Angular, or Vue.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, TypeScript.
  • Experience with relational databases and writing secure, performant queries.
  • Experience centering the user in your work.
  • Experience working in a professional services firm or a project-based organization.
  • Ability to think broadly and strategically coupled with the desire to directly manage projects and tasks.
  • Strong risk assessment and time estimation skills.
  • Ability to commute to downtown Boston (not required).
  • Nice to have: Experience with GraphQL
  • Nice to have: Experience with non-relational databases

Benefits

  • Flexible PTO
  • Employer sponsored health plans with deductible reimbursed through HRA
  • Professional Development Budget and support from leadership on setting and completing annual professional development goals

Bocoup Code of Conduct

Bocoup is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free working environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental health, neurotype, age, physical appearance, body, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion or class. We do not tolerate harassment in any form and we are committed to partnering with you to foster a healthy work environment. Read the full Bocoup Code of Conduct at bocoup.com/code-of-conduct

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch!

Phone

+1 617-379-2752

Mail

P.O. Box 961436
Boston, MA 02196