Full-time Position

Austin, TX

Front-End Web Engineer

We're looking for a Front-End Web Developer who loves coding, appreciates beautiful experiences and brings passion into crafting success for our clients.

About Handsome:

  • Handsome is holistic experience design agency. We combine our design approach with technical skillset to architect and build solutions that helps transform our clients' businesses. We have worked with FedEx, Home Depot, Facebook, Nickelodeon, Keller Williams, Indeed, Silvercar, WP Engine and more.
  • We’re a hardworking group of technologists, strategists, researchers and designers and we take our work seriously.
  • We’re passionate and rigorous about our human-centered design process and this is the main driver for the success of our work and for our clients choosing us.
  • We constantly push each other in order to be better skilled in our craft and make the products we build with our clients look and function at a world-class level.
  • Our office is within walking distance to all the trendy restaurants, bars, and downtown living popping up on the East Side of Austin.

About You:

  • You are a Web Expert who loves creating beautiful, meaningful experiences.
  • You are adept at successfully collaborating with design teams to come up with the best combination of creativity and technology for a web product. You love design and are eager to collaborate with designers to build great, award-winning products.
  • You are a valuable participant in meetings with a client or designers and can easily articulate technical concepts and ideas to a non-technical audience. Your grandma understands what you do for a living.
  • Your analytical and strategic thinking skills allows you to understand and communicate the value and implications of design and technology decisions.
  • You are ever mindful of the balance between being a perfectionist and an effective problem solver.

Your Technical Skills:

  • Your front-end UI development skills allow you to create an experience of any complexity. You are an expert in transforming complex motion mockups into working, usable responsive/adaptive web page. You can reference some of the work you see at https://dribbble.com/handsomemade .
  • Your front-end JS development experience makes you comfortable creating clean and performant frontend-heavy applications using React+Redux, Angular, or alternatives.
  • You’ve got comprehensive understanding of modern front-end development practices and use them day-to-day. Things like NPM, yarn, ES6, babel, ESLint, Webpack, pug/Jade, BEM are all part of your world.
  • Your semantic code, OpenGraph, accessibility, and SEO best practices are instinctual. Your know what search tools like.
  • You know and use your testing tools: Jest, mocha, chai, chai-spies or alternatives.

Bonus points for:

  • Previous experience working closely with creatives – perhaps in an agency setting.
  • You're capable of producing the kind of work you see on http://awwwards.com and can prove it.
  • Close familiarity with back-end development and server-side scripting: JS (Node), Python, Ruby, or PHP.
  • Experience with vanilla WebGL and WebGL frameworks (Three.js), visualization libraries (D3.js), WebVR and other emerging technologies.
  • Ability to get a web application up and running on a Linux server from scratch.
  • Impressive Github profile and good professional reputation in the community.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Work from our HQ, located on east 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas (near I-35).
  • Work with the most Handsome people you’ll ever meet.
  • Company paid health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance benefits.
  • Competitive 401k match plan.
  • Flexible paid time off.

Interested? 

Send us a message at careers@handsome.is with your résumé, portfolio of relevant work and anything else you wish us to see and consider.