Job Description

Title: Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

About Us

At any given time, 16 million Americans are experiencing a crisis that requires urgent help from our legal system or government. The right assistance could transform their lives. But today, most never get it.

Atticus makes it easy for any person in crisis to get the life-changing aid they deserve. In just three years, we’ve become the leading platform connecting people with disabilities to government benefits. We also help victims of accidents, misconduct, and violence get compensation from insurance. So far, we’ve gotten thousands of people access to over $2B in life-changing aid, and we’re just getting started.

We’ve helped more than 20,000 people in need (see our 6,000+ five-star reviews) and raised more than $50 million from top VC firms like Forerunner, GV (Google Ventures), and True Ventures. (We just closed our Series B round in May 2023, so we’re well-funded for the foreseeable future.) We’re small but moving fast our team grew from 32 to 60 last year and we expect to double in size again in 2023.

The Job

Atticus works in an industry dominated by outdated technology that is ripe for fresh thinking: our core competitors rely on massive call centers to screen clients, antiquated CRMs to track and manage cases, and paper checks to get paid (provided they’re sent to the right address).

Conversely, as a VC-backed tech company our product & engineering department powers everything we do: from creating an engaging online experience for people in crisis to providing tools for our network lawyers as they serve our clients, Atticus relies on technology to fulfill our mission.

We’re looking for Software Engineers to join our team. You’ll work on the front-end, and will partner with every department at Atticus as we continue to grow our platform to help people in need find trusted legal support.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, build and operate Atticus’ front-end applications written in React with a focus on performance, modularity, extensibility, and reliability.
  • Architect, design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with other software engineers.
  • Work with product to evaluate and refine product details and acceptance criteria
  • Evaluate new front-end technologies and methodologies with an eye toward scalability and performance.
  • Leverage your peers as multipliers for your skills to create excellent products and services.

The role is a rare opportunity to join a fast-growing Series B startup that doubles as a B-corp social enterprise. Every project you take on will help clients in need get the help they deserve, and you’ll shape our company culture as we scale. We’re looking for engineers who are excited about our mission and the challenges it entails.

Who You Are:

  • You write idiomatic JavaScript/Node.js; Golang, Java, Python, Scala, or Ruby is helpful.
  • You have experience and love for building performant React applications
  • You speak CSS and HTML fluently and know how to build around browser limitations
  • You enjoy working with UI and UX experts to build compelling user experiences
  • You enjoy helping your teammates grow their front-end skillset
  • You use a modern version-control system for your source code repository (Git, Mercurial, GitHub, BitBucket).
  • You lint all your code or know you should.
  • You know what parts of your code require tests and you write those tests.
  • You use objective judgment in leveraging the right frameworks and technologies.
  • You are versed in cloud computing systems (GCP, AWS, etc.) and SAAS concepts.
  • You leverage continuous integration systems to their full extent (CircleCI, Bamboo, Jenkins, TravisCI).
  • You plan for, build, evolve and scrutinize monitoring and alerting for your production systems.
  • You are willing and able to deploy, troubleshoot, and maintain your systems in production and staging environments.