Software Engineer - Frontend

As a Frontend Engineer at Socotra you’ll be developing for a globally diverse user-base while focusing on site performance, usability, and human interaction design. Socotra’s user interface requires empowering users of varying nationalities, cultures, and knowledge with a consistently fluid and elegant experience unmatched in the industry. A proficient understanding of and deep love for web development is required to solve fundamental problems for the fastest growing markets in Africa and Asia.


  • Create a polished and consistent user experience across all devices and platforms
  • Design a performant and maintainable frontend infrastructure that must operate globally
  • Gain a deep understanding for our globally diverse user-base via metrics and analytics
  • Develop with flexibility for thorough internationalization and localization support
  • Work closely with design, frontend, and backend teams during product development
  • Provide guidance on frontend strategies, standards, and best practices
  • Drive user interaction discussions to meet our customer and product needs
  • Ensure product health and longevity via strong testing practices


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Skilled in HTML, Javascript, and CSS
  • Ability to make decisions informed by proper design
  • Strong sense for proper testing methodologies

Nice to Haves

  • Ability to operate in a UNIX environment
  • Working knowledge of React and Flux frameworks
  • Comfortable programming in Typescript and SASS


  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Daily catered lunch and countless snacks
  • Great location in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport)
  • Top-tier health benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

This position is based in San Francisco and includes salary and equity commensurate with experience. 

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