Sr. Front End Developer (React / Vue) at Yapta

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Yapta's mission is simple: To give our customers confidence in travel. We are the world leader in fare transparency and cost savings. We analyze billions of rates every month, using that data to automatically rebook, reticket, and report on air and hotel bookings. Over the years, we’ve accumulated a very large and unique set of data to provide our corporate customers with valuable insights, predictions, and recommendations in travel.
We were recently named to Deloitte’s Fast 500, are highly profitable, and have grown 400% in the past 4 years. Our team is fast paced and focused, but we maintain a healthy work/life balance and have fun. We value integrity, flexibility, accountability, drive, and collaboration.
As a Front-end Developer at Yapta, you will utilize your experience with javascript libraries/frameworks and their associated ecosystem to help Yapta settle on the right technology stack in order to deliver high-quality, reliable, and maintainable code for web application development, leveraging our unique corporate travel data to build dashboards, insights, and new product offerings for our corporate customers. You will work closely with product managers, designers, and fellow developers, to ensure the focus is on quickly delivering valuable working software in a pragmatic and agile manner.
What you'll do
  • Pave the way for our front-end technology. Yapta has an aging customer portal on legacy tech. We are fully committed to building a new portal experience on a more modern technology stack. Yapta is also innovating on its unique corporate travel dataset, discovering new products and services through rapid prototyping, testing markets, and iterating. Some ideas stick and some don’t. Using modern technology that enables both of these is a must.
  • Help us make smart architectural decisions. We want our products to be scalable, safe, and secure, which is why we strive to make smart decisions when building things. Your experience coupled with having multiple perspectives is the best way to achieve this goal.
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. Our team doesn't work in a vacuum. Everything we do has an impact on the business, which means we're constantly communicating with the business and our stakeholders. Transparency into what we’re doing and how we’re doing it builds the trust necessary to continue to deliver great products.

How to succeed
  • An expert with modern JavaScript. We will treat JavaScript as a first class language. We don't expect you to know about the latest ES9 proposals, but a solid understanding and practical experience are required.
  • Previous experience with JS frameworks and libraries. Our future front-end technology stack will largely be based on your experience and preference. However, if you think jQuery is the answer, then you might want to look elsewhere ;-).
  • The ability to work with APIs. You will be asked to integrate with APIs — both internal and possibly external — so it's important that you're comfortable doing so.
  • The willingness to document everything. Front-end development will be an essential part of Yapta’s future, not only with today’s products, but our next generation of products as well. As our team grows, quick ramp up is important and good documentation helps with that.
  • An eye for design and good UX. We believe that good design is the best way to communicate with our consumers, so we value a critical eye and a people-focused perspective.

What you bring
  • You're proactive and ask questions. You don't like sitting around waiting for issues to appear or work to be assigned to you. You're happy to jump in and actively start working on improving other things. Once you're aware of pain points, you're happy to go out on your own and make improvements or create documentation without being asked.
  • Your experience with web application development. You love everything to do with the front-end stack and you’re excited to share it, and mentor others. You can rely on your experience to make great technical decisions.
  • Your open mindset. You're eager to learn and teach the team new things, and to architect solutions using a new technology you aren't too familiar with.

What you’ll thrive on
  • Work in an open environment with talented and energetic people.
  • Enjoy creative freedom when building new things.
  • Be supported, but never micromanaged.
  • Encouraged to learn.

What you need
  • 5+ years experience building front end or mobile applications using modern javascript frameworks or libraries.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of version control (bitbucket, GIT) and code documentation
What we offer
  • Fun, collaborative environment
  • Optional work-from-home Wednesdays
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 5 weeks of PTO and 10 paid holidays (total 7 weeks)
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Commuter benefits
  • Stocked kitchens, with coffee, soda, and snacks
  • Regular team activities, including Mariners games, ping pong tournaments, movies, etc.
This position is based in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. Yapta is unable to provide visa sponsorship for US employment eligibility at this time or in the future.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Between other innovative companies and the sports stadiums, Pioneer Square is bursting with energy and activity to cater any interest and craving.

An Insider's view of Yapta

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On any given day in the office, you can find employees challenge each other in ping pong, darts, video games, board games, even put together puzzles. Outside the office, Yapta has dominated in ping pong and dodgeball tournaments, viewed movies, escaped puzzle rooms, gone bowling, hosted picnics, and attended baseball games. Excited for more!


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What are Yapta Perks + Benefits

Yapta Benefits Overview

Yapta pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, vision, Life and Disability. Up to 5 weeks PTO, plus 10 Company paid Holidays. Work from Home Wednesdays, Ping Pong Tournaments, Darts, monthly catered lunches, professional development opportunities, fully stocked kitchens, and more!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yapta administers an FSA Healthcare and FSA Dependent Care account for employees to use pre-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses.
Disability Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive Short Term and Long Term Disability insurances.
Dental Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee dental insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Vision Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee vision insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee medical insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Life Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive up to $75,000 of Life Insurance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Yapta offers a 401(k) plan to all full-time employees.
Company Equity
Yapta may offer stock options upon hire or promotion, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, to be purchased, vested over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Yapta provides the option to Work From Home on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Yapta follows FMLA guidelines for all eligible U.S. employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Eligible full-time employees (0-5 years of service) accrue 17 days. Eligible full-time employees (5+ years of service) accrue 22 days.
Paid Holidays
Yapta observes 9 Company Paid Holidays, and provides an additional Floating Holiday.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yapta employees have the ability to attend conferences and workshops.
Lunch and learns
Various departments lead educational and informational lunch sessions.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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