Balena's mission to unlock the potential of physical computing by removing friction for IoT fleet owners. We believe that edge computing is the next major computing paradigm, and every new computing paradigm needs a scalable development platform to match. We're building that platform with a complete, end-to-end solution that makes it easy for any developer to build applications for IoT and the Edge.
Our software platform helps developers build, deploy and manage code on connected devices. We brought Docker to embedded GNU/Linux devices in 2013 and have been building our toolkit ever since. Our core product is the balenaCloud platform, but we also maintain a variety of successful open source projects including Etcher, openBalena, balenaOS and balenaEngine and made contributions to high-exposure projects such as Docker, Electron, and AppImage. We've also recently released our first hardware product, the balenaFin.
Our technology is open, standards-based, and proven in production across a wide range of scenarios from robotics, drones, smart buildings, 3D printing, agriculture, medicine, and more. Our investors include OpenView, Threshold Ventures, Aspect Ventures, GE, and Ericsson.
Balena is a highly distributed, remote-friendly company We rely on clear communication and the rule of "assume positive intent" to help us work together across time zones, cultures and first languages. As an organization, we have little hierarchy, and organize as needed to build complex features and solve big problems.
ON BEING A FRONTEND ENGINEER AT BALENA
Actively invest back in our own technology, libraries, and frameworks
Understand security best practices and strive to apply them in your work
Be highly motivated to produce great code
Evaluate customer requirements and other inputs to determine the scope and timing of new functionality
Push for delivering delightful user experiences
Closely collaborate with our UX/UI designers
Move between all major operating systems to ensure we provide consistent experiences
Unify how balena builds user interfaces, and actively contribute to Rendition, our shared GUI/CLI components toolkit
Need to have:
Desire to make yourself and others more effective. You'd be bothered by an inefficient process
Good understanding of software engineering practices and how to apply them
Excellent written communication skills, and fluency in English
Self-discipline to take on a project and push it to completion without too much management. You also know when to ask for help
Experience with Node.js
Experience building single-page applications with React, or any similar modern framework
Understanding of the command-line interface
Understanding of backend systems and how they interact with front-end applications
Nice to have:
A sample of your work (URL or attached sample)
Contributions to OSS projects (please include a URL)
Having worked remotely before
Experience with balena as a user
Experience with embedded GNU/Linux, anything ranging from personal projects with a Raspberry Pi to commercial or industrial scenarios with custom devices
Experience with Angular.js v1
Experience with Docker
ABOUT WORKING AT BALENA
We come from 15+ countries, and we embrace a remote culture with flexible hours. To us, this means being highly productive while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You need to be able to work remotely, and have a dependable internet access available so you can join video calls.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diverse backgrounds. We maintain a work environment in which team members are treated with respect at all times and in which thoughts and ideas can be shared openly.
We communicate proposals, discuss with others in the team and accept feedback if it makes the result better. We value the ability to learn, which is more important to us than knowledge of specific technologies. We know that learning fast means being outside our comfort zone, which is OK -- we'd rather grow than let our assumptions get in our way.
Work with an extremely talented, diverse team
Equipment of your choice
Flexible working hours
Flexible vacation policy
Annual company gathering in an international location
We send you hardware for side projects!