Senior Frontend Software Engineer

Company: Sphinx Defense

Salary: $200 - $160,000

Posted on: June 3, 2024

Job Description

Sphinx builds software to solve complex national security problems for America
and its allies. Founded by engineers and technologists with deep experience
across commercial and defense technology, we were frustrated by the outdated
and insecure technology America's service members are forced to rely on. We're
here to do better.

We’re focused on building modern, scalable products with an emphasis on using
open source technologies. Expect talented, motivated, and interesting
colleagues who emphasize collaboration, transparency, and individual

Sphinx is hiring a Senior Frontend Software Engineer to join our Space
Communications team building a ground communications and data-transport
platform for US government operated satellites. As our first frontend-focused
engineer, you will help lead the development of user-facing services,
designing and building technology to support the operations of a wide variety
of US Government satellites. You'll work as both an individual contributor and
a lead for more junior engineers.


* You will be bringing experience in the following and expected to:
* Building performant, secure, tested web applications
* Developing with an emphasis on automation and security
* Willingness to own a technical problem end-to-end
* A habit of self-directed learning of new technologies
* The ability to work well with a teamThe ability to communicate clearly


* You have 3-5+ years' of progressively responsible web development experience
* You have extensive experience with HTML, CSS, TypeScript, and the web platform (concepts like caching, authentication, and CSP for example)
* You can play multiple roles such as web designer, UX designer, and engineer
* You know multiple web application architectures and can choose a correct one for the requirements
* You are willing to learn other skills such as Python, Docker, AWS
* You are comfortable working with some ambiguity and are able to self-direct your work
* You've made enough mistakes and booked enough wins to know what not to build and know what good looks like
* Eligibility: The position is only open to US Citizens and ability to obtain a security clearance

At Sphinx Defense, we are devoted to building a team that represents a variety
of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Sphinx Defense is committed to
providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
and gender identity.

Sphinx Defense focuses on Defense, Aerospace, and Space Satellites. Their
company has offices in Washington DC, Colorado Springs, and Remote. They have
a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

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