Job: Frontend Engineer – Ride with GPS

Job Title

Frontend Engineer

Company / Organization

Ride with GPS

Job Description

We’re looking for a Frontend Developer to join our team.

Our frontend is implemented in React, structured as an API consumer of our Ruby on Rails backend. We’re in the midst of a comprehensive redesign of the look and feel of our product, and we’re seeing years of foundational work realized in developer productivity and value delivered to our users. Your opportunity is to join us in implementing design principles of usability, and discoverability, and in making good on our promise to enable our users to go on better rides more often. We’ve built a strong presence in the cycling community over the past 10+ years, and we’re committed to supporting the core features and values important to our long term supporters. We do not require prior React experience; we are much more interested in candidates who are excited about what we’re building, and who can’t wait to help us improve products that make cycling better for our millions of users. That said, in order to excel in this position, we do expect multiple years of experience putting complex, functional code in front of users at scale. At this time, we are not accepting junior developers.

Technology that we regularly use:

– React
– Babel
– Webpack
– NodeJS
– Figma
– CircleCI for frontend CI
– Jenkins for backend CI
– GitHub for version control
– Existing code is traditional Rails and HAML/SASS based templating, as well as Backbone and sundry other Javascript. All new frontend development is done in React.
– OpenStreetMap rendering and routing stack (mapnik, postGIS, TileMill for style dev, GraphHopper based routing). Bonus points if you have map styling experience!

The Company:

Ride with GPS is on a mission to create great cycling experiences and help people go on better rides, more often.

Our website is used to plan bike routes and events, manage bike clubs, analyze ride data, and publish great rides. Our companion app is a bike computer, route navigator, and ride recorder. Within the cycling world, we serve weekend riders, clubs, event organizers, tour operators, and racers. We are committed to not running any ads on the site or in the app, and are able to maintain a singular focus on serving cyclists.

Our business is bootstrapped, profitable, and growing.

The Team:

We are cyclists. We are explorers. We are artists. We are writers. We are parents. We are friends. We are a group of people with diverse interests who lead healthy, balanced lives and are all very passionate about what we do. By joining Ride with GPS, you will become a part of a team that helps millions of people have a great time on their bike.


We offer a competitive salary as well as health, dental and vision insurance, and a 401k with a 10% match. You’ll be equipped with a new Macbook Pro, iMac, or Linux machine, a standing desk and any other productivity tools that are needed. We strongly believe in testing our own software, and as a result are more than happy to help defray some of the costs of cycling, including offering a one-time new bicycle stipend.

In light of the global pandemic, Ride with GPS is working remotely and offers a stipend for setting up a home office. Moving forward, employees will be able to work from home indefinitely, and we are also monitoring health guidelines and hope to offer an option to work in a shared office environment when it is safe to do so.

How to Apply

We are based in Portland, OR and encourage residents across Oregon and Washington to apply by emailing with your resume and an overview of any work relevant to the position. Please include at least a paragraph explaining your relationship with cycling, and optionally a cover letter with your pronouns. We'll respond in a timely manner and move things forward for promising candidates.

Ride with GPS is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all members of our staff. We believe having a diverse team makes our product and our company better, and we are working to ensure our reality reflects those ideals. We invite applicants of any race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or limitation, religion, or background to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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