Holdbar is here to help experience hosts offer great experiences through our SaaS platform.
We believe hosts should spend most of their time on the core business: creating great memories for their customers.
Before reading through the specifics of the job post, we urge you to read more about working at Holdbar here.
Holdbar was built from the ground up in 2022 based on our past experiences in the industry. We have built the platform on the latest technology including:
- An event-driven serverless architecture, running on AWS Lambda written in Typescript
- React.js and Next.js frontends on Vercel
- Fully automated CI/CD with GitHub Actions
- Fully managed infrastructure using Terraform
- A dedicated product team with full-stack developers, product designers and a supportive team with ambition to build a fantastic product
What we're looking for
We're looking for a focused and dedicated person to take a leading role in defining and executing the vision for our Frontend at Holdbar.
You should be a React.js developer with a solid experience within the ecosystem. You should have an understanding of the more strategic and architectural parts frontend development, and if you have experience or at least understanding of Cloud Infrastructure and how to build distributed systems, that's a big plus!
You're passionate about creating a beautiful UIs, which includes utilizing your experience in creating animations and collaborating in creating a great UX.
Other than technical capabilities, you don't shy away from presenting or demoing new parts of Holdbar for your non-technical colleagues and even customers on occasion.
Any experience with design systems like Figma, Storybook and similar tools is also a big plus, but not a requirement.
We value personality more than fancy CVs, so if you're a person who fits our values, who is curious but focused, loves to build and help others grow and last but not least, thrives in a social environment with equally ambitious colleagues, then you might be who we're looking for!
You'll be working directly with the CTO as a part of the Holdbar product team. Over the course of the coming year, you'll be central driving force of:
- Optimizing the FE CI/CD process for future scale
- Designing and implementing the FE architecture for creating externally extendable frontend solutions, like custom themes or backoffice extensions
- Building the external frontend component library and documenting it either through StoryBook or similar tools
Your responsibilities will include:
- Defining the vision and technical direction of the Frontend Development within Holdbar, including code quality, testing, documentation etc.
- Defining and documenting architectural decisions
- Participate in defining the Holdbar roadmap, including Shaping new Pitches or providing feedback on Pitches from other colleagues
At Holdbar, we do not believe 'rank' should be the deciding factor in how decisions are made. Instead, we value discussing different perspectives to come up with the best solutions, and we're expecting every member of the product team to participate in defining how Holdbar should be built.
We do however expect you to be the front-runner in defining and documenting the components that define the Holdbar platform experience.
At the same time, you'll be working with the product team to create the packages for extension developers to use and define the rule set of our Holdbar design system with the product designer.
How we work
We've all been through many different types of project management frameworks like Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban etc.
At Holdbar, we've adapted the Shape Up method developed by 37 Signals. The reason behind this is that it works very well in a small product-oriented team. But it also allows the developers to get creative with implementations instead of having a project manager running a 'dev factory'.
As Shape Up was made for a remote-first company, it also enables async communication, which we are true believers of. We don't want to spend time in meetings, which could have been a Slack message... However, we also know that sometimes when discussing complex subjects, having a 10 minute call can accelerate the process, instead of going back and fourth in Slack threads.
We value focused and Deep Work, and it's not frowned upon to simply arrive at the office, put on the headset and get to work. But at the same time, we're all social people, and we know the strength of getting up and away from the screen, to have a chat about the projects, or just go for a walk to clear the air a bit.
We try and help out where we can, whether it's within our field or not; as we value different perspectives in our work and know how powerful it is, to get a different perspective on things.