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Frontend Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024
Nominal is a venture-backed company with offices in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York City that specializes in software and data management products for organizations that are testing and validating complex physical systems (like drones, planes, rockets, engines, satellites, nuclear reactors, etc.). We are backed by prolific and experienced venture capital firms like Founders Fund, Lux Capital, XYZ, Haystack, Human Capital, BoxGroup, etc., and have raised significant venture funding with strong early traction in both commercial aerospace as well as defense applications with the Department of Defense (DoD).
The Nominal team comes from commercial companies like SpaceX, Palantir, Anduril, Lockheed Martin, and NASA and is active amongst customers in aerospace, defense, industrial, and advanced energy applications (autonomous aviation, eVTOL/VTOL, flight testing, satellite development, etc.). We are also building and delivering solutions to the United States Air Force (USAF) who are looking to expand use cases across the broader DoD test community.
Our product is a data visualization and computation platform designed to accelerate how engineering teams test and validate hardware systems. We specifically aim to shorten the data review process after running tests and help engineering organizations scale testing campaigns more efficiently and effectively to save time and lower costs. It works by combining heterogeneous data into runs and allowing users to easily build custom visualization and analysis. Users write test logic with interactive computation, and these checks can be applied to historical and future runs to compound learnings. Data sources can include telemetry, sensor data, logs, simulations, and other testing metadata like environment, vehicle, part, version, etc.
As a Frontend Software Engineer at Nominal, you will be responsible for architecting and building end-to-end features and tooling, deploying them to users, and ensuring they meet user needs with delightful UX and performance.

🚀 About the role

  • Innovate at the cutting edge of front-end technology. Build complex visualizations, delightful interactions, and powerful editor-like experiences
  • Design and build scalable APIs using tRPC to power a low-friction user experience while fetching and transforming massive volumes of data
  • Help grow the team by sourcing, interviewing, and onboarding new engineers

🙌 We’d love to hear from you if you have

  • Experience developing complex products for engineers or time-series visualization tools
  • A love of developing beautiful, powerful, and intuitive interactions and an attention to detail with every pixel
  • The drive to help clarify the unknown and work on shaping projects on the roadmap. We want people who love to have opinions on what and why we’re building
  • Excitement to be a foundational member of the early team building software tools to amplify the capabilities of remarkable hardware engineering teams
  • Interest in occasionally traveling to spend time with end-users on-site (e.g. rocket test stands, spacecraft clean rooms, automated manufacturing facilities)

⚡ Skills that supercharge us

  • Modern technologies: Typescript, Next.js, React, Radix UI, Tailwind, tRPC, WebGL
  • Custom UI library: We have our own UI library built on top of Radix UI so that we can cater interactions and patterns to our specific use case

✨ Benefits/Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered
  • Unlimited PTO /sick leave
  • Free lunch, snacks, and coffee
  • Learning stipend
  • Quarterly company retreats
Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!