Frontend / Javascript Engineer at Ranker

| Greater LA Area
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We are currently looking for a full time Frontend / Javascript Engineer to join our growing team Los Angeles based team. This is a great opportunity to work on a leading, high traffic site (over 60 million unique visits a month).
Despite the immense traffic we generate, we do all this with a small, talented team of dedicated software engineers who love working with interesting, complex projects. We are now looking to expand this team to North Carolina as we continue to scale out operations. As part of the Frontend team you’ll be building and optimizing front-end implementations of various desktop and mobile web properties, with a heavy skew to Javascript projects. You will also be expected to take part in building our stack for the future via recommendations, implementation of new technology and optimizations, which combined, will continue to keep us ahead of the curve on load speed, paint and memory performance.
What’s in it for you:
  • Work on a very high-traffic platform, solving unique challenges only seen on sites of this scale.
  • Collaborate in a team environment, with a variety of developers across the United States.
  • Contribute directly to the technology, processes and methodology used to solve problems day-to-day.
  • Very competitive compensation including meaningful equity in a profitable, mid-stage technology company.
  • Fully-paid medical, plus heavily subsidized voluntary dental and vision plans.
  • 10 paid holidays, plus additional days of paid time off per year.
  • Casual workplace with a fully stocked kitchen including free snacks, soda, Perrier, Mexican Coca. Cola; we also do catered lunches and breakfast weekly, and free massages every other week.
  • Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

Who we believe will do great in this role:
Besides the usual skill set for a Frontend Engineer (i.e. competency in Javascript, HTML, CSS), you MUST have:
  • At least 3 years of commercial frontend software engineering experience.
  • Extensive working knowledge of hand-coded, standards-based, object-oriented Javascript.
  • Experience with REST APIs, and/or social network APIs.
  • Experience building complex HTML layouts by hand, without a grid system.
  • A Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent academic background (although not a deal-breaker).

Bonus points if you have:
  • Work experience in an Internet startup, particularly in SEO-driven or Ad-driven industries (ie online content, ad tech, social media, etc).
  • Expert knowledge and extensive experience in one or more of the following domains: HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • Experience working in a high-traffic environment or with optimizing code for performance, paint or memory use.
  • Working knowledge of advanced CSS concepts such as BEM, OOCSS and SASS.
  • Working knowledge of Object Literal, Module Pattern, ES6 or ES20xx.
  • Experience using Webpack, NPM or Yarn.
  • Experience with setting up and using Javascript unit test environments.
  • Expert knowledge of Mobile Web environments and the complexities and inconsistencies the platform brings.

About Ranker:
Ranker is a data-driven media company, the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings of everything. The company's technology is centered on user engagement, turning its lists into the “best possible rankings” via the wisdom of crowds. A Quantcast Top 50 site, Ranker attracts more than 60 million monthly unique visitors, and outperforms almost every other publisher in time-on-site per visit. As a result, Ranker is a treasure-trove of consumer sentiment data with more than 250 million votes gathered to date on over 100,000 unique items, generating a deep and precise interest graph which the company launched as a B2B tool in 2016 to augment the existing ad-based business. Ranker is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • MongoDBDatabases
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Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on site optimization one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone in the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 10 and 10 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
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