JS Engineer - Remote | Modern Tribe | FreshGigs.ca | 21/03/17
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JS Engineer full-time

Location: Remote
Company Name: Modern Tribe ()
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The Opportunity

Modern Tribe the company behind The Events Calendar, is looking for a JS Engineer in North America to join our product team.

We’re currently working on high-profile WordPress and SaaS products with a focus on calendaring and events. We will want to see code examples – public code is ideal. We want people that are able to develop code that can withstand high traffic sites and intense loads. You should be comfortable working as part of a team – your code will have to integrate into an existing architecture. If tightly optimized code get’s you excited – you’re probably a good fit.

Do you have a dog eared copy of ‘Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja’ beside your bed? Would you be excited to work on large scale WordPress projects that actually require your JavaScript skills? Would you be stoked to push the limits of where JavaScript and WordPress can play nicely together?

The opportunity calls for a mixed set of skills. We need someone with expert level JavaScript and React skills, solid CSS experience, and reasonable WordPress skills. Experience building sites with extremely large loads is a plus. We like our stuff to run fast and smooth.


  • ARCHITECT - Work with design team to architect and document JavaScript solutions using best practices
  • ADAPT - Integrate code into existing theme architecture
  • COLLABORATE - Coordinate with designers, back-end developers and other theme devs
  • PERFORM - Produce code solutions that load quickly and smoothly
  • REVIEW - Be a good code steward and optimize/review other team members’ code

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • Advanced level JavaScript Skills
  • Advanced level React skills
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors
  • GIT
  • Basic WordPress skills
  • Proficience at local environment development
  • Experience with API requests and parsing responses in JavaScript

Bonus Points

  • Examples of plugins / code that you’ve released to the open source community
  • Experience with es2015 and Babel
  • Advanced WordPress debug skills
  • Apple Mac dev environment
  • Experience with a JavaScript test framework like Jest, Karma, Mocha, or Enzyme

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work exclusively with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • HAPPY Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • HELPFUL Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • CURIOUS It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
  • ACCOUNTABLE Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.
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