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Senior Frontend React Engineer

Can you remember the first time you felt the superpower of using a CLI?
We want to bring this delightful experience - that engineers enjoy daily - to everyone.
CLIs can feel like a black box for non-technical people and thus were never adopted widely because of their learning curve.
But at Lazy we believe that we can reunify the experience of a CLI with a classical GUI to build what we call a CLUI: an interface with a small learning curve that blends GUIs and CLIs to perform actions in the quickest and most intuitive way possible.
Today CLIs are back, but hidden under the name of search and we think it's the perfect time to put the spotlight on all the efficiency of the original CLIs.
With that in mind, we launched the first version of Lazy and became the IoT Product of the Year 2019 on Product Hunt.
We're now applying that same UX paradigm to the world of thoughts and tasks: the next level of Lazy is a smart CLUI that captures a thought with its context at the speed of a keyboard shortcut.
Often when you are in the middle of something, a thought comes to mind that you need to write down, whether it's a lightbulb moment or a reminder. With Lazy, you can write down that thought with a UX that reduces the cognitive cost of jotting something down, respecting your precious flow, and always designed for speed.
We believe that CLUI is the perfect tool to capture anything from anywhere. Unfortunately this wonโ€™t help users think better or get more done unless there is a good system behind to process those thoughts. That's why we're also building what we call a Universal Inbox to collect all your captures.
These different workflows make us rethink productivity from the first principle and it brings a wide range of technical challenges. We need remarkable engineering to pull it off. As a member of our founding team, youโ€™ll have a massive impact and plenty of opportunities to both leverage your existing strengths and learn new skills.

What You'll Do

  • โœจ You'll craft intuitive user experience that delight, using modern web frameworks.
  • ๐Ÿ›  You'll first build the core features of our MVP closely with our CTO from start to finish by breaking down high-level goals into tasks and timelines.
  • ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ You'll then take ownership of the features that you develop โ€” to take Lazy from an early-access beta to a fully polished app, improving the look, feel and performance.
  • ๐Ÿƒ You'll make every interaction faster than 100ms because it is the threshold where interactions feel instantaneous.
  • ๐Ÿ‘‘ You'll take the lead on important frontend subjects such as building
  • an in-house text editor
  • an in-house OCR system
  • API integrations
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ Long term, you'll help to mentor, coach and support a future engineering team. You'll be involved with recruiting and interviewing talented engineers.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Technologies we use: React, TypeScript, Redux, Electron, REST API, CI, SSE
  • ๐Ÿ‘ Technologies we might consider using: Golang, GraphQL

Sounds Like You?

  • ๐Ÿ’ช You have solid knowledge of
  • ๐Ÿฆพ modern JavaScript, Reactjs, TypeScript, Electron
  • ๐Ÿ“ž consuming REST or GraphQL APIs
  • ๐Ÿคฏ You love technical challenges and finding creative ways to solve problems in hack time. You can then translate your skills into new processes that our future team will follow.
  • ๐Ÿง You have redoubtable attention to detail โ€” you don't let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • ๐ŸŽจ You're product-focused and have a great UX/UI sensibility โ€” you take pride in building gorgeous product.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ You're hungry for learning, winning and have something outstanding to show for it. We value trajectory of growth over years of experience.
  • ๐ŸŽฏ You care about the business implications of anything you build.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Bonus: you're a huge note-taker and have strong opinions on how to take smart notes.
  • โ˜‘ Bonus: you're familiar with the GTD method and have built tailored productivity workflows over time to get more done.

Things We Care About

๐Ÿ’ซ We care deeply about UX.

For us a great productivity software is in fact a wellness product, it's all about how it works and how it looks. It should spark joy and feel like a garden where our digital life seamlessly takes place. At its core, Lazy is a software where speed, interaction, and small details matter. We are designing it to be highly functional, yet minimalistic and delightful.

๐ŸŒ Team is everything.

Only the best teams win championships. Building a world-class team that will bring to life an iconic brand is no different. We're not addressing a small market. We are building a delightful product that millions of people across the globe will use for hours every single day. We are here to do the best work of our lives, and we hope you are too.

What To Expect

  • ๐ŸŒฑ Be part of the founding team of a well-funded company that defines a new category.
  • ๐ŸŽ‰ It's a magical moment to join Lazy โ€” have a direct impact on company growth. You will define our culture, way of work and ultimately the success of our company.
  • ๐ŸŽฉ Wear many hats and learn new skills in hack time โ€” participating in every phase from inception to implementation. Absolutely no monotony.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Competitive salary + generous Equity packages will match the company stage and experience to make sure everyone is aligned with enough skin-in-the-game.
  • ๐Ÿ’ป MacBook Pro and budget to spend on services that help you succeed.
  • ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Annual learning budget to take classes and go to conferences.
  • ๐ŸŒ Ideally working on-site in Paris or Brussels because we want to work and solve hard problems faster together but please apply even if you're not from these cities and you feel that we could get along well together; we're open working part-time or fully remotely with flexible hours.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฝ You are welcome at Lazy for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or whatโ€™s playing on your headphones.

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your application
  2. Phone interview
  3. Interview with Paolo Castro, CTO
  4. We'll ask you to complete a test task
  5. Interview with Ahmed Menouni, CEO
  6. We'll put our best offer in front of you.

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