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Founding Frontend Engineer

Full-time | Async Remote

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About MagicBell

MagicBell is the notification inbox for web & mobile apps.

As consumers of many apps, we have personally experienced the growing volume of notifications - many of which add to our anxiety instead of helping us manage it. MagicBell is on a mission to end this chaos and help every app deliver a stellar notification experience.

We do this by offering a beautifully designed notification inbox that apps can embed in their products in minutes. We do all the heavy lifting related to real-time delivery & syncing, web & mobile push notifications, email notifications, and even notification preference management.

We sit at an interesting intersection of a dev tool & a productivity tool for end-users. We are helping every app make its users more productive! Some of the best startups like Pitch use MagicBell to power their notifications. We are post-revenue and well funded.

MagicBell embraces diversity - one of the founders is a transgender woman, and another a Latino (Hola!). They are experienced programmers and entrepreneurs and have built a successful SaaS business in the past. With a decade of working remotely under their belt, they understand how to work across timezones asynchronously.

We are only accepting applications for the opening(s) below. If you still think you would be a great addition to the team, please help us understand more about you through this form. If you do not fill out this form, then your application will not receive a reply. Thank you.

About the role

Skills: JavaScript, React, React Native, Software Architecture

MagicBell is a B2B SaaS startup addressing the products' notification challenges. We graduated from Y Combinator earlier this year and raised $4.5m in seed funding.

Some of the best startups like Pitch use MagicBell to power their notifications. We are post-revenue and growing fast. We pay well and offer meaningful equity with a 10-year exercise window (more on that in the offer).

Tech Stack

Our front end is built with React, CSS-in-JS, and TypeScript. We test-drive our code with Jest, and we use Storybook a lot. We offer 4 JavaScript libraries to interact with our Rest API and render notification inboxes in the browser and React Native. These offer users real-time capabilities through WebSockets.


  • Work with the founding team shoulder to shoulder in building the new standard for notifications:
  • Hire, attract, and onboard other smart engineers.
  • Shape the culture of our company to create the next Stripe, Twilio, or your favorite company.
  • Be our developer evangelist:


These requirements have been selected to make sure you'd be successful at the job. Please read them carefully:

  • Worked with React for at least 4 years.
  • 2 years of Typescript experience.
  • Advance knowledge of React hooks.
  • Experience in Reactive & functional programming.
  • 2 years of test-driven development.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Enjoy taking on challenging responsibilities (we are a startup, after all!).
  • Good writing ability as demonstrated by documentation, README, or blog posts you have written.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. This helps immensely as a remote team.
  • At least a 3 hours overlap with the EST day time from 9 am to 12 pm.

If you do not match the React requirement, but adhere to everything else. You can apply using this Typeform to give us more background on you and follow us on Twitter for future openings.


  • Experience in maintaining an SDK.
  • Experience with semantic versioning.
  • Working with community PRs.
  • Experience building real-time apps that sync across devices.
  • React Native experience.
  • Snapshot testing with Storybook.
  • GraphQL.
  • Respect for other people's time - For example, showing up for meetings on time and not canceling the last minute.
  • A desire to start your own startup either now or in the future. You'll get hands-on learning of what building an early-stage startup is like. The founders are prolific angel investors.

Interesting Challenges

We know you want to tackle interesting challenges, and we have quite a few for you:

  • Consider and make suggestions about the UX as you build new features or improve existing ones.
  • State management across multiple devices with real-time synchronization.
  • Build robust logging and analytics to help our customers understand the flow of their notifications.
  • Engineering reliability and performance so we can scale up with our customers.
  • Work with some of the brightest engineers (our customers) to help them build notifications faster than they ever imagined. We routinely chat with them on our Slack Community.

The Offer

Hours: Up to 45 hrs/week. Flexible working hours except for the 3 hours overlap with the EST day time from 9 am to 12 pm.

Salary: $90k - $130k (or more if you have a lot more experience than our requirements)

Equity: 0.75% - 1.25% with standard 4 year vesting but an extended 10 year exercise window. Read why this matters.

Time off: 30 days a year (including public holidays/sick days)

Benefits: Healthcare, paid time off (and more as we grow).

***If you read the entire job description, please list out which of the nice-to-haves you possess in the last question of the form.

To apply, please fill out this form.***


Here are the tools/technologies we use

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React (with Mobx)
  • AWS
  • Docker & Kubernetes

Here are some technologies on our medium-term radar

  • Kafka
  • Go (for kafka consumers)


  • Test driven development with Jest, Rspec and Storybooks.
  • An agile(ish) process for product development
  • An all-team customer support/success mindset.