We’re hiring in San Francisco.

We're on the lookout for talented professionals in SF to join our team.

Your task.

Kettle is seeking a lead front-end developer with a passion for solving problems and making creative concepts a reality through clean, maintainable code. The client you will be working alongside has been celebrated for its iconic design and groundbreaking engineering. And in the dev community they’re known for a meticulous approach to code that’s so pure, it’s considered an art in and of itself.

We’d like to know you can:

  • Drive development, delivery, and enhancement of web-based applications
  • Oversee web application design and development though full software development life-cycle
  • Work with project discipline leads to define scope, milestones, deliverables, and resources
  • Analyse and translate business and technical requirements into workable solutions
  • Problem solve with creative minds and innovative technical solutions
  • Prioritize and delegate development tasks
  • Review deliverables for accuracy, quality, performance and completeness
  • Participate in debugging and coding to resolve issues
  • Look for reliability, performance, and security improvements

The right candidate should also have:

  • An infectious team spirit
  • An insatiable curiosity for new techniques and a razor-sharp eye for detail
  • An understanding of the intersection between code, UX/Visual design, typography and animation
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to non-technical people

Why it’s an awesome gig:

  • Make JavaScript matter. Help elevate JavaScript to the level of its more respected brethren through unit tests, headless testing, and by contributing to core libraries authored and maintained by many of the world's best engineers.
  • Take part in emerging methodologies. Author and contribute to a slew of proprietary implementations of the latest front-end development methodologies — custom-built for one of the world’s most widely-watched tech companies.
  • Lead the charge in accessibility. Be on the forefront of implementing truly accessible content at scale. And with this client, ‘at scale’ means really, really big.
  • Craft pixel-perfect, butter-smooth animations. Leverage the team's shared knowledge to exploit all the quirks of modern browsers for animations that perform consistently and beautifully.
  • Never open Photoshop again. Ever. We’re serious. And yes, it’s awesome. This client has entire teams dedicated to slicing and exporting all images before we ever begin development.
  • And build new skills day after day. Get allocated time for personal development and exploration in a highly collaborative, growth-facilitating environment — complete with manager/peer code-reviews, and exclusive dev talks and symposiums.

More info:

  • Candidate must be able to work onsite in Sunnyvale, CA and be a US citizen or have a work permit.
  • Candidate must understand that this is not a 9-5 job: we take a lot of pride in our work, which sometimes means putting in a few extra hours to get the job done.
  • Competitive compensation based on experience.


All candidates must be willing to submit code samples

A little about us:

An independent digital agency with offices in New York City and San Francisco. We’re a team of makers, doers, and passionate problem-solvers with a simple mission: to make tomorrow better. We spend countless hours tinkering and asking questions until we unequivocally know the product is in its purest, most elegant form. Our strengths are creating user-centric products, keeping it simple, and telling great stories. Our weaknesses are baked goods, french fries, and karaoke.

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