Technology Lead

Critical Mass

The Critical Mass technology team is looking for an inspired, motivated, and experienced Technology Lead to join our team. We are an experience design agency with a focus on the customer, which means that multi-discipline collaboration and prototyping are at the heart of our process. We’re using the latest technologies including React, ES6 JavaScript, pub/sub architecture, and a clean component-based approach to deliver reusable, innovative, and responsive experiences. Web performance & accessibility are also key concerns because of their respective importance to user experience and perception of a premium experience.

As a Technology Lead, you will create rich, interactive user experiences. This includes building quality user experiences, architectural planning for front-end technology, and collaborating on data formats and APIs with partner teams internally. You will work with talented web designers to help develop the future web presence.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with Design and UX to prototype user interactions
  • Mentor other front-end developers
  • Ensure compatibility of code across devices and viewport sizes
  • Assess and optimize page performance and WCAG compliance
  • Work with delivery team to ensure overall quality of the experience and support this with tests and documentation

You Have:

  • Strong communication skills with a team-centric approach to discussion and decision making within a distributed team
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience using Vanilla Javascript
  • 5+ years experience using Reactjs
  • 5 + years experience using HTML5 semantic markup, CSS3, and CSS & SVG-based animation on responsive consumer-facing websites
  • Full command of Git, the terminal, continuous deployment and integration, and other modern fundamentals
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and technical analysis skills – web performance optimization included
  • Familiarity with website operations and fluency in the typical tiers on a high traffic website
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools – JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence, etc.
  • WCAG accessibility experience

You May Have:

  • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) on version 6.3 or later, or enterprise CMS
  • Experience with graphQL or APIs with complex data structures
  • Experience with Webpack, or other tools used to optimize and maintain front-end build systems
  • Experience working in an agency environment
  • A -very strong- meme game

What We Offer:

  • Global maternity and parental leave
  • Competitive benefits packages
  • Vacation, compassionate leave, sick days, and flex days
  • Access to online services for families and new parents
  • Extensive winter holiday office closures
  • Summer Fridays (off at 3:00 PM local time every Friday)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Board with 12 affinity groups
  • Internal learning and development programs
  • Enterprise-wide employee discounts

The Talent Team at Critical Mass is focused on ensuring we provide the best training, mentorship, and employee experience possible!  CM new hires & employees are the future of our organization, and we want to set you up for long-term success.  In an effort to do so, we expect our team to work from an office a minimum of 4 days a week.  The ask stems from our want to:

  • Strengthen opportunity for continuous learning
  • Improve collaboration and team relationships.
  • Increase employee engagement

We understand that not everyone may feel comfortable with this expectation, so we ask that you please let us know immediately if there are any concerns so we can help navigate accordingly.

We continually review ranges to address skills, experience and markets. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a number of factors that include, but aren’t limited to, a candidate’s experience and skills relative to the scope and responsibilities of the position. For current CM employees, tenure will also be a consideration.
Salary Range
$130,000$160,000 USD

Critical Mass is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you are an individual with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please reach out to accommodations@criticalmass.com.

We are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our pool of candidates, with a target of achieving at least 50% representation from underrepresented communities.

The Critical Mass Talent Acquisition team will only communicate from email addresses that use the URLs criticalmass.com and us.greenhouse-mail.io. We will not use apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Google Hangouts for communicating with you. We will never ask you to send us money, technology, or anything else to work for our company. If you believe you are the victim of a scam, please review your local government consumer protections guidance and reach out to them directly.

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If Costa Rica based: https://www.consumo.go.cr/educacion_consumidor/consejos_practicos.aspx 

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