Monograph

Staff Frontend Engineer

We’re looking for a staff frontend engineer to join the team and help build a foundational business tool for the AEC industry. Also, our team works a 4-day workweek 🤩.

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What is Monograph?

Monograph is modernizing design professionals’ back office with a beautiful, data-driven platform to help them manage, plan, and grow their companies. Our mission is to let architects get back to doing what they love and do best—design—not finance, management, or Excel.

Why work at Monograph?

  • Design Foundation: You will be joining a company where all the founders are trained as designers, Designer Fund is an investor, and design is core to every decision.
  • People first: You are an (awesome) human before an employee—we believe in people first and empathy. You'll be our ambassador and deploy your genuine value for relationships to drive success and happiness.
  • Create a tool that will redefine architecture: Project management is just the beginning. We are starting to help facilitate the entire design process from becoming the project source of truth to coordinating with consultants. You can shape the future of building design.

What will you do at Monograph as a staff frontend engineer?

  • Lead and mentor the frontend team by example - uphold coding standards, improve the component library, contribute to code reviews regularly, and ship beautiful, performant code.
  • Build a world-class user experience - focus on what makes our product special: design, performance, maintainability, and stability
  • Coordinate cross-functionally - work with the product and backend teams to call out ambiguity, gaps, and dependencies in project scopes.
  • Highlight engineering leverage - look well beyond your specific assignments to help ensure that projects gets over the finish line quickly and correctly
  • Advocate for code quality - bring improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have particular impact across your team and others.
  • Bring a sunny disposition - add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.

You’ll need this background in order to be successful in the role

  • 8+ years professional software experience overall
  • 5+ years developing user-facing features in modern, component frameworks like React
  • Significant experience developing software with high complexity and scale. We want you to take what you’ve learned and leverage it in an early stage development effort.
  • Experience in an early-stage startup. This doesn’t have to be all or even a large part of your career, but we need someone who has startup DNA.
  • A quick learner, a self-starter, able to work autonomously, and you're willing (and able) to handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility

Tech Stack

  • Next.js frontend written in TypeScript and hosted on Vercel
  • Stitches for performant, token-based styling
  • Apollo Client to manage data and state
  • Testing Library, Cypress and Chromatic for code, component, and product consistency
  • Linear to manage projects and issues across frontend and backend
  • Rails GraphQL API with Postgres, hosted on Heroku

Interview process

  1. Cover letter review: Your first touch point is the initial application you send us. As a remote team, we value articulate, succinct expression of important points. This step may include follow up questions and clarifications.
  2. Video chat screen (30 min): You give us an opportunity to meet and ask each other questions. We'll talk 50:50 about career and life. With a 4-day work week, we're especially curious what you might do on your day off.
  3. Project presentation (1 hr): You'll present a past project that you find particularly compelling. If for privacy or other reasons, you aren't able to share we can also do a coding challenge.
  4. Team meeting (30 min): You'll get a chance to meet other members of the team including sales, marketing, and success to get a vibe of our culture and how you might fit in.
  5. CEO meeting (30 min): You have made it this far! This is your final meeting and gives you the chance to ask more high-level questions about the mission and goals of Monograph and yourself.

FAQs

What benefits can you expect? 4-day work week (32hrs), health and dental insurance, and new laptop/equiment of your choice.

Is this role only full-time? Can I work remotely? This role is full-time and a fully remote position based in the United States.

What is the company culture like? Our amazing friend Lynne interviewed us about our company culture—read about it on her website Key Values.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company? With two minority founders and a new parent founder, we're focused on having a welcoming environment for all backgrounds and experiences. We actively source candidates from non-traditional backgrounds knowing that diversity in thought and education ultimately results in a better company. We also have solid work-life balance (32hrs/week), knowing that there's a lot more in your life than just your job.

Where can I learn more about the founding team? Robert our fearless CEO is a Michigan alum and spent time working at several architecture firms including SOM before founding Monograph. Formerly roommates and grads of MIT, Dixon and Moe lead the product team having spent 5 years building software for tech companies and architecture firms.

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