Senior UI Engineer
Software Engineering, Design
Palo Alto, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Our mission at Orbital Insight is to understand what we’re doing on and to the Earth. We do this through our cloud-based SaaS platform, Orbital Insight Terrascope and on-premise offering, Terrabox, by ingesting geospatial data at massive scales, then applying state-of-art AI/ML and Data Science algorithms at scale.
As a Senior UI Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, coding, implementing, deploying, and maintaining any of the front end product features. You will be expected to partner with cross-functional teams to build a world class User Interface for products at Orbital Insight . These include the backend API and microservices teams that builds the APIs powering the UI, the Computer Vision and Data Scientists teams with whom you will be working to build the visualizations of the insights, product management to understand their vision and UI/UX designers to build around their design specification
To be successful in this role, you should have experience in building front end web applications in state of the art technologies, someone who possess a strong understanding of how technology stacks work, and you should have experience in eliminating technical debt and in technically improve the functionality and performance of pre-existing User Interfaces. Additionally, you should have a passion for emerging trends and technologies and be able to balance user needs with business requirements to create innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations. Knowledge and experience in Mobile development is strongly preferred.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and backend developers, to design and implement responsive user interfaces for our web and mobile applications
Lead and/or participate in the development and maintenance of UI components using React, ensuring high performance and a seamless user experience across various devices and browsers.
Utilize your expertise in Python to integrate front-end components with back-end services and contribute to the overall architecture of our applications.
Work on complex projects involving mapping frameworks such as Mapbox GL JS and MapLibre GL JS, leveraging your experience to create and maintain visually appealing and functional mapping interfaces.
Stay Abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, incorporating best practices and ensuring our UI solutions align with the latest standards.
Lead the effort to implement, enhance, and optimize the front-end user experience on mobile devices.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
5+ years of proven experience as a UI engineer, with a strong emphasis on responsive design.
5+ years of extensive hands-on experience with React.
TypeScript experience is strongly preferred.
Familiarity with front-end mapping frameworks (e.g., Mapbox, Leaflet) and the ability to integrate mapping components into UI designs.
Solid understanding of software engineering principles and design patterns.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and to generate both developer and customer-facing technical documentation.
Experience with mobile development (iOS and Android) or supporting frameworks like CapacitorJS is a plus.
Experience mentoring other engineers and actively participating in code reviews to maintain code quality and ensure adherence to coding standards is a plus.
Experience with Python or similar programming languages is a plus.