UI Engineer

Supporting Cast seeks a a mid- to senior-level UI engineer to help build on Supporting Cast’s premium podcasting platform. As a key member of our team, you'll be helping independent podcasters, networks, and media companies improve their financial sustainability and better satisfy their listeners. You'll be joining a small development team and will be in a position to have a huge influence on our technology stack and our rapidly evolving product. Working here provides the dynamic excitement of a startup, and the stability and competitive compensation of an established employer.

We will consider candidates from any location, provided you can work US East Coast hours — the role can be fully remote after the pandemic ends, or you may choose to work out of Slate's Washington, DC or Brooklyn, NY offices.

What You'll Do

  • Research, design, and lead review of new features in collaboration with the development team, product management, and business stakeholders
  • Unify and improve our experience for podcasters and podcast listeners
  • Lead the implementation of our new branding
  • Plan and execute a restructuring of our existing HTML, CSS and JS into a maintainable, modular system
  • Help roadmap and build a front-end library for third-party implementations of our services
  • Learn about the rapidly growing podcast industry and its efforts toward monetization
  • Play an important role in product, business, and hiring conversations

For this position, we are looking for someone with both design and front-end skills. If you are more familiar with one but interested in learning the other, you should consider applying.

What You Should Know

  • Web accessibility best practices, using resources like the A11Y Project
  • Ability to juggle multiple milestones and projects efficiently
  • Ability to consider different solutions to a problem instead of jumping to a conclusion quickly
  • Ability to come up with short- and long-term solutions
  • Sketch, Figma, or other design software
  • JavaScript: “vanilla” and modern libraries like Vue.js and React
  • Front-end roll-up and optimization tools, e.g., Webpack, Rollup, Gulp
  • NPM and Node.js
  • Bonus points if you are familiar with user testing and JavaScript dev (e.g., TypeScript, eslint, Prettier) and unit testing (e.g., Mocha, Chai, Sinon) tools

We are looking for someone who is great at problem-solving and working with people. If you don’t know all of the technologies listed above, don’t hesitate to apply.

About Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast enables podcasters and audiobook publishers to launch podcast subscription programs and sell premium audio content that listeners can access through their podcast apps. Created by Slate following the success of Slate Plus, we now work with some of the largest podcasters and audiobook publishers in the industry.

As an internal startup, our small team is very much part of Slate’s warm, inclusive, and unique business culture. Slate has a history of successful internal startups, having previously spun off Social Code and Megaphone as successful independent companies.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

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