Bright Cellars (www.brightcellars.com) is the data-driven wine subscription startup designed to help new wine drinkers discover and define their taste in wine. We curate wines from around the world with the goal of making wine fun, accessible and educational.
How Bright Cellars Works
Our members join Bright Cellars by taking a 7 question-quiz to share their taste preferences. The Bright Points learning algorithm evaluates these preferences to determine the best wine matches for each member’s taste. Each month, members receive four or six unique bottles in the mail, which they are then able to rate and provide personalized feedback on their profile. Similar to Netflix’s collaborative filtering algorithm, Bright Cellars’s algorithm uses this feedback to improve members’ monthly matches going forward.
We are looking for a Front Engineer to join our Data Platform team. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a highly collaborative culture, and adapts in a rapidly changing environment. To succeed in this role, you will be a self-starter who is constantly challenging yourself with new technologies.

What You’ll Do:

    • Collaborate with our design team to bring mockups to life and provide the best user experience
    • Translate wireframes into live code
    • Develop new user-facing features
    • Build reusable frontend components
    • Craft a frontend dashboard using React, Redux, Highcharts, and any other JS libraries identified along the way that’ll help supercharge the product (e.g. D3.js)
    • Use responsive frameworks and grid systems to ensure usability on all devices and browsers

Key Technical Skills You’ll Bring:

    • HTML, CSS (SASS/SCSS), JavaScript, jQuery
    • Experience with ReactJS
    • Responsive web design
    • Understanding of how design and implementation work
    • git/Github

Bonus Technical Skills:

    • MVC frameworks
    • Jest testing
    • Analytics tools (mixpanel, google analytics)
    • Cross-functional email design & implementation
    • AWS (S3, Cloudfront)

A Successful Engineer at Bright Cellars Will:

    • Be comfortable working in an agile-inspired environment
    • Collaborate closely with the team to brainstorm ideas and gather requirements
    • Communicate implementation details and evaluate technical feasibility in the development cycle
    • Review teammates’ code and provide feedback leading our systems to be more resilient, improving our developer experience
    • Participate in the recruiting process — conducting interviews and reviewing tasks
    • Take ownership of your work by testing it thoroughly before and after launch, fixing bugs where needed
    • Lead or be part of the current project as needed to design solutions that enable our business
    • Engage in team discussion as we highly value your participation and feedback to support team growth
    • Enjoy getting your hands dirty and be willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen
    • Have the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision, yet actively interact with other team members in person or over the Internet (chat, video conference, email)
    • Be intellectually curious and interested in researching tools

Your Background:

    • 2+ years experience working in a front end engineering position
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • Proficient with HTML, CSS, React (or a similar frontend framework)
    • Experience with AWS and CI / CD processes

Perks of Working at Bright Cellars:

    • Flexible hours
    • Unlimited paid vacation and sick days
    • Bike rack and subsidized parking
    • Covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Weekly wine tastings led by our resident sommelier
    • Opportunity to build something incredible while being surrounded by intelligent, hardworking and motivated coworkers.
Bright Cellars is a fun, fast-growing startup with a work hard, play hard attitude. We look for smart, motivated individuals who are excited to build something incredible from the ground up!