Unusual Ventures

Stanford, CA

Senior Frontend Engineer — React

About Contra

Contra is a professional network for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was started by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals. We’re creating a new way to work for the independent digital workforce.

How you’ll add value at Contra:

Contribute to a rapidly growing React application

Build and refine our internal design system

Ensure application safety and stability with Typescript and Jest

Use Relay with React Suspense to build cutting edge, API-driven experiences

You’ll be successful here if you:

Carefully plan your work and build for the future

Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers on an early-stage product

Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just coding

Thrive in a remote-first environment

Are located in a timezone within 3 hours of San Francisco

Are fluent in verbal and written English

Our stack:


React, Suspense, & Relay

styled-system, styled-components, and storybook

DevOps: Gitlab CI/CD, ArgoCD, Kubernetes

Backend: NodeJS, GraphQL, GraphQL Helix, Redis, PostgreSQL

How Contra can add value for you:

Remote-first culture

Healthcare for employees

Well-funded company built to scale

Competitive salary + equity

Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off

Flexible parental leave

Flexibility to choose employee or contractor status

Team retreat post-COVID

No Meeting Wednesdays

Half day every third Friday of the month

A custom slack emoji, just for you

Why join Contra?

Hear it from us:

“It’s really fulfilling to work with such a passionate team to reimagine the future of work. There’s a lot of excitement around what we’re building, but at the same time, it’s balanced with a healthy respect for each other, working async and fully remote.” – Head of Product

“Working at Contra means working with humble and talented peers at the cutting edge of technology and design trends. Being able to contribute to a product with the potential to make work “work” for the individual and empower creatives fills me with joy every single day.” – Frontend Engineer

Our interview process:

Complete a self-assessment form (10-15 minutes)

Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)

Technical interview with CTO (30-45 minutes)

Technical interview with Frontend Lead Engineer (30-45 minutes)

You will receive a final answer from Contra no later than 48 hours after your final interview.

About Unusual Ventures

RunX is building a microservices platform. We want to make engineers more productive by supercharging creation and operation of microservices. Think of an observability layer above AWS and kubernetes that will become the command center for modern engineering teams.