Fictiv is hiring a

Lead Front End Software Engineer

San Francisco, United States
At Fictiv, we’re inspired every day by our customers and teammates.

We support a community that includes some of the most talented people on the planet.  You’ll design for hardware engineers who are literally building the future today (think autonomous vehicles, spaceships, next-gen medical devices). You’ll partner with some of the most skilled manufacturers who produce the seemingly impossible. You’ll collaborate with an amazing team of engineers, scientists, and artists who are passionate about democratizing hardware development.

As software engineers, we build the platform that supports all these people. Through it all, we uphold the trust of our growing community through secure systems and robust infrastructure.

WIIFU (What’s in it for you?)

Opportunity to Make a Difference
We’re a small team looking to make a big impact in the world of manufacturing. As a core member, your unique voice, opinions, and ideas will significantly shape our product and team culture.

Opportunity to Grow Your Career
Each member of our engineering team develops expertise across multiple technologies. In this role, you will be asked to work throughout Fictiv’s application stack, from user interfaces to databases to operationalizing cloud infrastructure. Transparency is deeply ingrained in our culture, so you’ll see first-hand what it takes to run software systems, manage an engineering team, and build a business.

Impact in this Role

Lead engineers are responsible for guiding cross-functional teams to deliver projects quickly and effectively. This is a hands-on role that involves writing and reviewing code, as you are the first line of defense for resolving technical challenges on the project. You will be deeply involved in both the technical and project design to ensure milestones are visible and well-scoped.

As a front-end software engineer at Fictiv, you guide the team to select the best technologies (React, Babel, GraphQL, Node.js to create and support all our user-facing applications. You will contribute to API development on both sides of the server / client divide, you will architect and implement application data flows, and you will work closely with designers to craft incredible UI/UX.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Leading Projects – All engineers at Fictiv lead projects, but Lead Engineers are often called upon to drive critical or complex projects to successful outcomes. Guide the team through clarifying requirements, brainstorming solutions, and making tough tradeoffs between scope and schedule.
  • Increasing Productivity – Bring your expertise and creativity to improve team effectiveness. We believe in the value of diverse perspectives, so there’s no right way to do this. Here are some tools and practices we’ve already adopted: 1) Developed a CI / CD system so that every commit is tested and deployed to production quickly. 2) Migrated to GraphQL to reduce the complexity of fetching chains of related objects. 3) Introduced lightweight reviews to get feedback on designs and technical plans.
  • Learning Continuously – We encourage teammates to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and development methodologies through a generous education stipend.

Desired Traits

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment and are energized by sharing ideas openly and adding to the ideas of others.
  • You take pride in your work. You find satisfaction in quality code and hold both yourself and your coworkers to high standards.
  • You are comfortable with change. You can make decisions with partial information and adapt as new information comes in.
  • You embrace humanity. You recognize that everyone makes mistakes and will work with your teammates to improve and grow.

About Fictiv (

Fictiv is transforming how teams design, develop and deliver the next generation of hardware products.

From prototype to production, Fictiv’s virtual manufacturing service removes bottlenecks and streamlines communication to help teams get to market faster. Combining state-of-the-art software, a global network of pre-qualified manufacturing partners, and a dedicated team of service experts, Fictiv ensures customers get quality parts at the right price in record time.

Since its founding in 2013, Fictiv has helped power product teams at some of the world’s most innovative companies including Facebook, IDEO, and Tesla.

We’re actively seeking potential teammates who can bring diverse perspectives and experience to our culture and company because we believe inclusion is the best way to create a strong, empathetic team. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.