Front-End Software Engineer

Posted on Feb 03, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

About Smartcar

Smartcar is on a mission to make it easy for everyone to use the apps and services they love with their car. We build developer-friendly APIs which makes it easy for businesses to integrate their products with vehicles of any brand using a single integration.

Founded in 2015, Smartcar has raised $36M from Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates, and Energize Ventures. We are now the leading developer platform for mobility businesses across North America and Europe serving amazing customers including brands like British Petroleum (BP), Turo, NRG, and more.

Innovative mobility companies use our API platform to verify mileage, issue digital car keys, manage EV charging schedules, monitor fleets, and much more.

Smartcar is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The Position

As a Front-End Engineer you will have ownership over large end-to-end projects ranging from our developer dashboard, vehicle simulator, connect authorization and Smartcar’s static sites, while having the opportunity to mentor members on the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and iterate on Smartcar’s user-facing experiences including the Developer Dashboard, Connect Authorization flow, Documentation, and other static sites
  • Maintain entire sections of our platform by taking projects from idea to implementation
  • Manage metrics instrumentation across all user-facing applications through Segment
  • Collaborate with Marketing to support tooling and automation needs
  • Create and maintain a shared component library
  • Work with other engineers and designers to build, deploy, and maintain full stack applications
  • Perform peer code reviews to ensure high standards
  • Help develop implementation strategies and timelines for new projects based on business requirements
  • Mentor and collaborate with other engineers

Expected Hours

  • You are free to work standard work hours for your time zone.
  • One important note: Most of the team is based on the west coast therefore please expect to be available between the hours of 9AM and 4PM PT for outreach or meetings. We will do our best to ensure meetings are not late in your evening, but will not always be able to do so

This opening is remote within the United States. We'd love for you to join us!

We do not currently support any new sponsorship opportunities or sponsorship transfers for this role.


  • 2 - 5 years of experience building web applications in a production environment
  • Experience with automated testing, and continuous integration workflows
  • Comfortable with peer-reviews in a pull-request workflow
  • Experience with web-development tools such as React, Node.js, Webpack, Redux, SASS (or equivalents in other front-end ecosystems)
  • Background with designing complex, modular, reusable front-end systems optimized for simplicity, performance, and browser compatibility
  • Experience with testing front-end systems with one or more of the following: user testing, unit-testing, browser automation; familiarity with testing frameworks (such as jest, mocha, etc)
  • Enjoys mentoring peers on the team and is experienced working in a team setting
  • Bachelor of Computer Science or equivalent experience

Our Hiring Process

Our interview process takes about two to three weeks from start to finish. We transparently keep candidates in the loop during the entire interview process. As Smartcar is a remote-first company, all interviews take place via video chat.

Application review

Once you find the position that’s right for you and submit your application, you will hear back from us within a few business days.

Pro Tips:

  1. On your resume, we’re looking for a substantial project that you’ve worked on and that you are proud of. Tell us the good, the bad, and the ugly about that project—we want to know it all.
  2. Spend time writing answers to the questions we’re asking on the application form. You can skip the cover letter.

Intro call

We got back to you and scheduled a first phone call, yay! You will speak to a member of the recruiting team. The purpose of this call is to answer all your questions about Smartcar and the role you are applying for. We also want to learn more about you. Be yourself and have fun!

After the call, our team will review your background to determine whether your skill set matches the role. If that’s the case, we will reach back out to schedule your first call with the hiring manager.

If there isn’t a match, we will let you know. However, we are always happy to help you connect with other recruiters we know. Please don’t hesitate to ask!

Pro tip: Be prepared with questions about the company and the role before your call.

Hiring manager call

During this call, the hiring manager wants to learn more about you, your background, and your motivation to apply for the position at Smartcar. The manager might ask you a few technical questions.

Pro Tip: Come prepared to talk about a complex project that you’ve worked on in the past and that is related to the role you are applying for. You will be asked to break down what the project was, what you were responsible for, what the most complex part was, and what you would do differently if you had to do it again.


During this stage of the interview process, you will receive a challenge that will assess your skill set in relation to the role you’re applying for. Once you receive the challenge by email, you’ll have three days to complete it.

Pro tip: We’ve built every challenge in-house here at Smartcar. If you have any questions while working on the project, our team is happy to help!

Challenge review

The challenge review will take place with a member of our team. The team member has reviewed your challenge beforehand. They will ask you why you completed the challenge the way you did and what you would have done differently if you had more time.

Pro Tip: In this interview, we are assessing your ability to reflect on your work. Please come prepared and ready to screen share your challenge. You will be leading the conversation by explaining your thought process and strategy.


The onsite is the last stage in Smartcar’s interview process. It differs for each role, so we will give you more details over the phone beforehand.

All onsites are usually between 4 to 5 hours long. You will have a chance to meet the hiring manager again, a few members of your team, and most likely a member of a different team to get a full picture of our culture.

Pro Tip: Make sure to use this time to interview us as well!


After the onsite, our team will huddle, reflect on all the interviews, and decide whether we’d like to move forward with an offer. Before we extend the final job offer, we will ask you for two references who have worked with you in the past - one manager and one co-worker. We will reach out to them and briefly speak with them about their experiences working with you, your ability to work in teams, and your ability to handle stressful situations. Once reference calls are completed, the team will discuss the feedback and decide whether to extend an offer!


Congrats, Smartcar is giving you a job offer! Now it’s on you to decide whether our company and the role are a good fit for you, and whether you’d like to accept.

Pro Tip: Don’t hesitate to reach out to the recruiting team, the hiring manager, and the team members who interviewed you, in case you have any questions or need advice. We hope that you’ll make the decision that’s right for you, and we’re excited if you join our team!

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to reach out, in confidence, to with how we can help make your interview process as comfortable as possible and how we can provide reasonable accommodations.


  • Base salary determined by years of experience: $140,000 - $155,000
  • Equity
  • Remote work within the United States
  • Health, Dental and Vision covered at 90% for all plans and 80% coverage for dependents, which amounts to approximately $11,000 a year
  • 401K matching at 4%
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Wellness stipend of $50 a month
  • Cell phone and Internet stipend of $50 a month
  • $300 yearly learning and development stipend
  • $350 work-from-home stipend
  • 8 weeks of 100% paid parental leave with a 1-week half day ramp back time and a 5 week Freshly subscription
  • 10 days of paid bereavement leave
Front-End Software Engineerat Smartcar