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Senior JavaScript Frontend Engineer (React/Redux), Remote within Canada

Vancouver, BC Canada Remote
A month ago

Hiya! We’re Radical I/O, a people-first enterprise software development consultancy and lab that develops technology with purpose. We work with cities and organizations to develop meaningful, data-driven solutions that provide people with easy access to information, when and where they need it.


We're on the lookout for a Senior JavaScript Frontend Engineers with experience developing large B2B and B2C single page web apps in React/Redux. You will be building new functionality within a civic-focused web app used by tens of thousands of users within British Columbia. Bonus: If you're a Fullstack engineer equally skilled in NodeJS/Hapi (or Express willing to do Hapi) with JSON and REST web service APIs on the backend/middleware, please also highlight this when you apply.

Typically you have worked on medium and large web applications that consume data from JSON APIs, and you are comfortable working with enterprise customer expectations. We would consider it a bonus if you've worked with the government, or other civic organizations before. You are comfortable working with a high-level of independence, quality, and professionalism. As a senior member of the team, you are able to provide technical solutions for complex problems, accomplish advanced work quickly, and are there for your teammates when they need help. You strive to ensure that your code is easy-to-read and of high quality, and your UI interfaces are interactive and pixel-perfect.

We are hiring a senior frontend (or fullstack) JavaScript engineer for a 4 to 6 months+ contract to start in June or July. You will be working remotely from within Canada, and maximum working hours per week are 35-40 (35 on average). We will be shortlisting candidates within the next 1-2 weeks, with most phone screens and interviews taking place fairly quickly before the end of May/early June.


We will be using the following in our project, so please highlight any relevant experience you have in any of these:

  • Frontend web development using React/React.
  • Crafting great UI using HTML and CSS.
  • Developing with mobile web responsiveness in mind.
  • Consuming data from JSON APIs.
  • Form validations.
  • Text localization.
  • Maps.
  • Search and auto-complete.
  • Checkout and payments.
  • Bonus/nice to have's (but not required): Fullstack JavaScript web development with NodeJS, JSON APIs, SQL; Additional frontend skills in TypeScript and Angular.

We also usually look for people who:

  • Have 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Possess a university degree in computer science, engineering or related field,
    - or - a combination of experience and relevant certificates/learning/courses.
  • Are strong in other languages beyond JavaScript, like Typscript, Java, C#, Go, Python, etc.
  • Write clean code, have written unit tests, and adhere to effective software design principles.
  • Choose Git repos as their version control of choice.
  • Have worked within agile processes like Scrum or Kanban, and used tools like JIRA or similar.
  • Are comfortable working professionally with clients in varying industries.
  • Are problem-solvers, comfortable with ambiguity and unknowns, and love continuously learning.
  • Communicate and collaborate well and often.

Even if we don't contact you for an interview right away, we often have projects start fairly quickly with new clients, so we will always look through our applicant database first. We'd also love to keep a small roster of people we trust and who we can easily reach out to during these times.


This is a remote, work-from-home opportunity, and there is the possibility for the role to be extended or other projects to follow after this one. We prefer to hire folks from the Greater Vancouver Area, then BC and AB in general so we can communicate more in real-time. However, we will also consider other senior engineers from within Canada based on your availability, flexibility to work within overlapping Pacific Time, and your skillset.

As this is a contract, we generally hire self-employed or incorporated people who are comfortable with invoicing for their work. However, for those who are not yet set up in this way, and are employees perhaps looking for temporary roles during this unprecedented pandemic time period, we are also able to put the successful candidate on our payroll as a limited-term, hourly employee. When applying, please select which situation applies to you (we are equally open to either situation). Our budget is within the $55/hour to $75/hour range, depending on if you would like to be paid as an employee or a contractor, as well as the experience you bring to the table.

Please note that due to our work with Canadian government (and related clients) and their data and privacy restrictions, we can only hire people who currently live in Canada and are authorized to work full-time in Canada for any employer, including engineers who are in Canada on valid working holiday visas and post-graduate work permits.

Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. Do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

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