Senior React Developer / Principal Engineer

Posted on Apr 18, 2023

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Job Details

βŒ›Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

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About Gavel

Gavel is a live shopping marketplace for retailers in the EU, starting with comic stores. We allow shop owners to turn their offline store into a live and interactive online store within a couple of seconds. With our passion for technology, we build the best platform to connect, buy and sell with and from each other.

Being part of GAVEL is more than a job β€” it’s a journey. Working in a fast-growing startup that has a fundamental impact on e-commerce. Regular online stores don't cut it anymore. Gavel is here to change that. Long live shopping πŸ”₯

Why work at Gavel? 😎

We are a stable and thriving start-up, well funded by the world's most prestigious and well-known investors like Y-Combinator, Heartcore and Stride and have the most product-led business angels behind us. Be part of the next evolution of e-commerce with the most entertaining shopping-journey. If you think this is something for you then roll up your sleeves and let’s get started πŸš€

What your dev heart will love πŸ₯°

  • πŸ’‘ Cutting-edge tech stack: React (web), ReactNative (apps), Nodejs (server), Typescript everywhere, Prisma, Mysql/Redis, Socketio, Swagger, Eslint, Husky, Helmet, Selenium
  • πŸ”₯ Technology-first product: Real-time interaction like auctions, payments and chat developed proprietary on our servers, and video live streaming with quick sign-up, guest hosting and screensharing
  • 🀝 Distributed-first collaboration: Remote working with face-time in dev hubs, No-sprint development, Mission-driven stories, Clearer PR merging with rebase, Peer reviewing, Bi-weeky knowledge exchange
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸš€ Best-in-class toolkit: Braze, mParticle, Sentry, Linear, Figma, Notion, Hevo, DBT, Snowflake, Lightdash, PopSQL, AWS-only (S3, EC2, CloudFront, CloudWatch, Route53, CodePipeline)

Join GAVEL from around the world

We are a Berlin-based and globally distributed team of live streaming enthusiasts and are looking for you!

This is your chance to be part of something big right from the very beginning. So roll up your sleeves and get involved πŸ’ͺ

The Position

What you will do 😎

  • You are part of defining and implementing the UI for new features from the prototype to the pixel-perfect responsive web app. You can give input and participate in decision-taking meetings with our head of product and our CTO.
  • You have freedom and ownership of implementing the user stories end-to-end including UI DOM markup, state management, logic and data-handling over redux/api/websocket.
  • You optimize the code to reach an UI that feels snappy (100ms response time) and polished. You value your ideas for performance optimizations and for intuitive interactions like micro-animations. Your passion for great UI and UX is welcome.
  • You work with a full-stack team of backend, app, web developers, designers and dedicated testers. You can trust finding a helping hand, a sparring partner and peer reviewer. You can contribute a lot and learn even more.
  • You have time to do research, co-define standards, create a component library. You can even ask questions to our tier-1 investors,,, and angels from, Wunderlist, Rocket Internet, Blinkist, EloPage, EyeEm.


Must-have qualifications 🧐

  • 5+ years React experience with a passion for UI/UX and polished consumer and social products and startups in general.
  • Be motivated by a lot of change requests because you know that this means we iterate fast and move aligned with user needs.
  • Experience implementing micro-animations, snappy interfaces and optimizing React (redux, routing, lifecycle-methods).

Bonus skills to *wow* us 🀩

  • Knowledge in ReactNative, Socketio, Nodejs
  • Design skills using Figma and Adobe
  • Usage of tools Figjam, Miro, Notion, Linear
  • Expertise with gamification, social apps or video live streaming
  • Worked at startups in a Series-B stage or bigger

Our Hiring Process

  1. The People Factor: Virtual Meeting with our Head of People (Catherine)
  2. Main Stage: Meet our CTO & Co-Founder Florian in a Technical Interview
  3. Show us your skills: Tech Assessment (Coding Challenge)
  4. Meet the Team: Peer Interview & more insights into our team and culture
  5. Decision Time for You & Us


  • πŸ’Ά Competitive compensation
  • πŸ’Ž Quality-driven environment
  • 🌎 Remote-first work processes
  • β˜€οΈ Penthouse office in Berlin Mitte
  • πŸͺ΄ Budget for your home office
  • 🧠 Personnel development budget
  • πŸ– 30 paid vacation days
  • πŸ–₯ Latest work equipment
  • ⌚ Flexible working hours
  • πŸ₯³ Regular team retreats
Senior React Developer / Principal Engineerat Gavel