Sr. Frontend Developer (Javascript)

Posted 15 days ago
Main Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Who we are

Recognized as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, Lumen5 is an online video creation platform powered by machine learning and designed for businesses, brands, and creatives.

Launched in 2017, our mission is to make video marketing accessible to everyone. We believe that video is the most powerful tool for storytelling, but not everyone has the skills or resources required to produce thumb-stopping videos. We created Lumen5 to solve this problem.

We currently have over 700,000 users and work with notable brands including Salesforce, SAP, Siemens, and The Economist. Our company has won growth awards from Canadian Business and the Globe and Mail, and we were crowned the winner of the New Ventures BC Competition 2019 which recognizes innovation in BC’s tech sector.

We now have our sights set on revolutionizing how businesses create video and we’re looking for like-minded folks to join us in elevating Lumen5 to the next level.

What we’re looking for

We're working on some very dynamic and technical challenges using video and machine learning, which means we're hiring the brightest developers. On the frontend, we’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to get into the nitty-gritty details, who is just as comfortable designing a javascript class's interface as debugging asynchronous redux actions. Our developers don’t just write code, though — they drive the future of the company! They are collaborative, enthusiastic, and creative. We're solving unique problems, and they're empowered to implement unique solutions.

What you’ll do
  • Contribute to our large, beautiful single-page app
  • Understand and drive forward the future of our rendering engine - a javascript-based webgl application
  • Write high-quality, maintainable, and scalable code using a modern frontend stack
  • Take features all the way from concept to implementation and testing
  • Work with a team of passionate and creative software developers, designers, and PMs to build experiences that users love and find incredibly valuable
Experience & Skills
  • 4+ years of professional experience in frontend development
  • Strong grasp of object-oriented software design
  • Javascript knowledge
  • Ability to learn new technologies or concepts quickly and independently
  • Strong understanding of software quality and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
  • Experience building a large frontend application
  • Familiarity with parts (or all!) of our stack: React, Redux, ImmutableJS, Webpack, Pixi

The starting salary band for this role (for candidates at an SDE 4 level) is $119,650 - $143,580.

Our compensation structure is market-based, and we pay within the top 10% of tech companies in Vancouver for our Engineering roles. We value transparency, which is why we share our starting salary bands for all roles at Lumen5. Starting salaries will vary within this range based on experience and skill level. 

Why Work for Lumen5?

Impact Global significance - Our product reaches millions of people around the world. You’ll be a part of something genuinely impactful and exciting. Uncharted territories - We’re using machine learning to assist with human creativity, making for plenty of fascinating technical challenges. Small team, big influence - When you talk, we listen. Opinions will always be heard, and we empower our team to act as owners and leverage outcomes.

Progress Work with the best - We don’t toot our own horn often, but we will say that our team is built of experts in cutting-edge fields. Learn from industry leaders in business, product, and engineering (AI, NLP, Computer Graphics). Learn and grow - Our team thrives personally and professionally through competitive benefits, career development opportunities, and a $2,000 per year learning budget for every employee.

Connections Get to know everyone - It’s the relationships and bonds we form that make our workdays exciting and meaningful. We cultivate and nurture high-quality relationships at Lumen5 and within the local community.

Join a company that’s got your back

🏖 Rest and recharge. Every employee gets four weeks of vacation

🌡 Health = happiness. We have unlimited personal and sick days, allowing you to take care of your physical and mental health. We offer full medical, dental, and generous paramedical.

🕓 Flexible work environment. Our office in Vancouver or your home, at a time that suits you.

👶 Family first. Generous parental leave, so you can relax with your little one and have peace of mind.

🌈 Bring your authentic self. We’re committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion through initiatives like our pay equality program and D&I employee group.

📞 Hotline bling. We’ll cover your cellphone bill, no sweat.

🤑 Donation matching. You have causes that you care about. We’ll help your donations go that little bit further.

📚 Self-improvement. Want to get stuck into the latest business book, attend a conference, or take a course? We’ve got you covered with a $2,000 learning budget each year.

💻 Tech. Whether you’re Apple, Windows, Linux, or otherwise — we’ve got your tech covered.

🎧 Music. Free jams, on us! We’ll cover your music streaming service of choice.

✨ Lifestyle. Monthly spending account for your health & wellbeing, whatever that means to you. 


Joining Lumen5 means that you’ll surround yourself with smart, creative individuals and work on a product that reaches millions of people around the world. We celebrate our differences and encourage those from marginalized communities to apply.

We're a community of women leveraging our connections into top companies to help underrepresented women get the roles they've always deserved. Simultaneously, we work to build truly inclusive hiring processes and environments where women can thrive and not just survive.
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Sr. Frontend Developer (Javascript)