Streamline and automate satellite design, test, and operations.

Front End Engineer (React)

$90K - $160K / 0.50% - 1.00%
Denver, CO, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
1+ years
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Nate Hamet
Nate Hamet

About the role

What You’ll Be Doing

Don’t make me think. We are looking for a candidate who can re-design our React web app and simplify a complex user workflow. We need a candidate that can solve customer pain points from the frontend and is not afraid to talk to users. Our challenge to you is to [re]design and implement our frontend so the user needs virtually no product training and minimal clicks.

The super cool part? You are creating the interface for users to design, test, and operate hundreds of satellites. Whether they want to take pictures, beam broadband/cellular, or dock with another satellite – this is the interface they will use. That giant screen in NASA mission operations photos? That could be yours.

You’ll be working within the engineering team that includes backend developers and collaborate daily in an Agile Scrum environment.

Tech Skills

  • Experience writing reusable React components in Typescript
  • Experience with React frameworks like Next.js, Refine (or Blitz.js / RedwoodJS)
  • Experience with using UI libraries like Ant Design, Chakra or Bootstrap
  • Capability to design work in Figma and collaborate amongst stakeholders
  • Knowledge of API concepts and the ability to fetch data with GraphQL and REST
  • Use of identity and access management via Auth0 or Okta and understanding of cloud security best practices
  • Familiarity with Git and GitHub or similar framework for version control
  • Experience with AWS services such as ECS (Docker) and CloudWatch
  • Understanding of CI/CD concepts and use of GitHub actions is preferred but not required
  • Experience with test frameworks such as Jest, Mocha, Chai, and/or Jasmine

Soft Skills

  • Product ownership and eagerness to understand customer experience and measure usage
  • A high standard for software maintainability, quality, resilience, and performance
  • Strong cross-functional communication between a backend team and product manager

Background Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ years [professional] experience in frontend development. Professional experience can be replaced with a self-starter who has drive, the technical skills, and is obsessed with their product.
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency. We do not maintain security clearances at this time.

Why you'll love working at Quindar

  • We are a remote-first workplace and value results over where you work from. If you want to work at a WeWork we will make that happen! If not, we provide work from home benefits so you always have a nice place to work, speedy internet, and of course coffee/tea!
  • We take work life balance very seriously. We require employees to take 15 days off but provide unlimited PTO and follow the US federal government holidays.
  • Mental health is just as important as physical so we provide quarterly health & wellness benefits.
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family with 100% coverage for employees.
  • We encourage employees to save for retirement and provide 401(k) matching.
  • Each quarter we have a 3-day company offsite. Previous locations include San Francisco and Nashville.
  • Our culture and company is evolving. You will be key in creating the next major or minor version!

About the interview


We have a [rare] team of six technical co-founders and you will be a part of the first wave of hires! You can expect the process to take 2-3 weeks and to hopefully be extended an offer within a month of screening. Along the way you will get to meet the entire team because it’s not only important what you build but who you build it with. The interviews will be a mix of technical and culture (behavioral) questions, small coding challenges, and we will ask to talk with two references that you have worked with in the last 5 years.

Screening Call (30m)

Focus: 50% technical, 50% cultural Interviewers: 1 (Nate)

Someone drew the short straw of screening all candidates and who better than the co-founder who qualifies sales leads – our CEO Nate! Expect him to sell you…on Quindar. Don’t let that fool you, he is technical. The format for this screening call will be based on your resume.

Second Round (45 min)

Focus: 75% technical, 25% cultural Interviewers: 2 (Sunny & Shai)

Expect to be interviewed on technical concepts and to write some pseudo-code. They are 100% software engineers so you will work with them every day. Get to know them. Sunny leads product and Shai knows the latest technology before it’s even released to the public.

Third Round (45 min)

Focus: 75% technical, 25% cultural Interviewers: 2 (Zach & Dave/Matt)

More technical questions and more pseudo-code. Zach is our engineering lead and in charge of code reviews and managing technical debt. Dave/Matt split their time between software architecture, business, and writing code.

Reference Check & Coding/Design Challenge (Offline)

Interviewers: 1 (Nate)

While Nate will ask for the contact information of two references you have worked within the last 5 years, you will work on a capped 1-hour coding/design challenge offline.

Final Boss (30m)

Focus: 100% cultural Interviewers: 2 (Nate & Dave/Matt)

So, you made it this far? Congrats! You will meet the last co-founder and we will ask any outstanding questions and so should you!

Why you should join Quindar

Have you seen Apollo 13, The Martian, or Armageddon and recall all of the NASA engineers in a room with a bunch of monitors? Quindar is digitizing that away. Satellites are flying computers and we are revolutionizing the future of spacecraft operations by becoming the IT for space.

Our team has worked at OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Iridium, Boeing, Orbital Sciences, and RedHat. We've operated dozens of satellites, worked on broadband and earth observation constellations, and serviced commercial and government users. We are using lessons learned from our previous aerospace and startup experiences to revolutionize the space industry and enable access to space without being an expert.

Team Size:6
Location:Washington, DC
Sunny Bhagavathula
Sunny Bhagavathula
Nate Hamet
Nate Hamet
David Lawrence
David Lawrence
Zach Meza
Zach Meza
Shaishav Parekh
Shaishav Parekh
Matt Regan
Matt Regan