Front End Developer at Geocaching HQ

| Seattle
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About Geocaching HQ

We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our apps and website allow a global community of more than 10 million people to join in a real-world treasure hunt.
Our mission (and yours should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable adventure, exploration, and discovery. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?
Position Overview

As a front end developer, you architect large-scale, enterprise-level web applications and help define the standards for web development on You’ll work closely with product designers to prototype and develop new features and collaborate with backend engineers to define data contracts and API requirements. You perform peer reviews with other developers, document everything, and lead by example by writing code that is scalable, modular, and robust.
Qualifications & Required Skills

  • 3+ years of relevant web application development experience, including a minimum of 1-2 years supporting production code within a modern JS framework such as Backbone, React/Redux, etc.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors and writing CSS at scale.
  • Proficiency with current NodeJS-based build tooling such as npm and Webpack.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex, progressively-enhanced responsive applications for a variety of browsers, operating systems, and screen sizes.
  • Understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and how to work around them.
  • Working knowledge of accessibility standards and SEO best practices.
  • Understanding of web performance best practices and performance profiling.
  • Experience with TDD or writing client-side unit and integration tests.
  • Proficiency using Git in an Agile development team setting.
  • Solid understanding of UX and a commitment to putting the user first.
Bonus Points:

  • Experience with section 508 compliance, particularly in the context of SPAs.
  • Experience supporting or implementing multilingual/international applications.

  • Leads by example and exemplifies our values in actions and behaviors
  • Superb communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations
  • Desire to learn and a “quick study” with new concepts, systems, and technologies
  • Self-directed and open to coaching/feedback
  • Uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload
Physical Demands and Work Environment  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.
Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our company core values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply. 
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837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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