Lead Front-End Engineer
Vagon is a cloud based personal computer for creative individuals. We handle all aspects of having a cloud native computer that is flexible, mobile and reliable. We’ve created an advanced real time display protocol to make sure your experience feels like a physical computer that you can access anywhere, anytime.
Vagon’s performance elasticity makes sure your workstation is always equipped to handle whatever job you have to perform at any time. You don’t have to break the bank building a workstation that can handle everything. Vagon can easily scale up and down instantly.
We’re looking for someone with:
- Extensive knowledge and experience in developing modern web Front-end applications, namely single page applications.
- A strong understanding of engineering principles and fundamentals.
- Familiarity in modern DevOps and delivery processes.
- A highly curious mind who’s not afraid to dive deep into technically novel challenges.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
If you join Vagon, you’ll play an important role in shaping our:
- Company culture.
- Research and engineering practices.
- Product roadmap.
Engineers on the team today:
- Try to see the users’ point of view to create the best possible experience.
- Are excellent communicators (written and verbal).
- Enjoy being generalists and excel in diving deep into uncharted territories in terms of tech challenges.
- Support each other in any way possible.
- Uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design.
Here are examples of things we’ve worked on:
- Creating a secure, high performance, low latency display protocol (Vagon Protocol) tuned for the needs of creative professionals all around the world.
- Creating a super cloud infrastructure that is able to handle computer lifecycles for multiple public cloud providers. (mainly AWS)
- Diving deep into and tuning h264 parameter configurations to make sure it’s optimized for true color and sharpness which creative professionals need, without creating bottlenecks in bandwidth and performance.
- Created an MVP for our own Dropbox like service for file management called Vagon Files. We’re now about to dive in to low level file system APIs to make this experience more seamless with Vagon computers with tech like FUSE or Dokan.
- We’ve reimagined how a modern cloud computer should look like, from the bottom up by creating a whole new experience. You can read more about our new UX design process here.
How do I get in touch?
You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who else works at Vagon?
Where is Vagon located?
We are a completely remote company for the time being. This was always the plan since we’ve founded Vagon although Covid-19 pandemic accelerated this transition. During this period we’ve found that we actually miss being able to work in an office. So, after things go back to normal (whatever that means) we might open up an office but we will always be remote friendly and have full time remote team members so that location is never a barrier to join Vagon.
Are you okay with remote employment?
How does Vagon make money?
We charge our users a base subscription fee depending on disk size for storing their data and then charge them by the minute for usage of their workstations. You can find out more about it here.
How does Vagon work?
We’ve created a real time display protocol that works on the application layer and implemented it in what we call Vagon Agent. We then created an infrastructure in which we automate not only the provisioning and configuration of this application but also the entire lifecycle of a cloud computer that can handle different public cloud providers. Vagon is a batteries included solution; it bridges the gap between human beings and the Cloud. So we have prioritized security and ease of use from day one.