Lead Frontend Engineer

As a critical part of its mission to help decision makers understand what we are doing on and to the Earth, Orbital Insight is building a platform for large scale analysis of geospatial data including satellite and drone imagery and global IOT data. The platform allows customers to ask and answer questions about the physical world — much as a search engine answers questions about the virtual world. We are looking for a Frontend Engineer to build additional capabilities and features into our core platform as well as help coordinate with an external contracting team.

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about web development – not just best practices or performance, but micro-apps and tinkering on your own.
  • You read and are current with industry standards and what’s coming up next.
  • You like engaging interfaces that include maps – this could be anything from RTS games to exploring data within Mapbox.
  • You enjoy working with people and having some really interesting tangential conversations!
  • You maintain a positive attitude – people would say that you bring more to a group than you take.
  • You’re attention to visual and UX detail.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of web development (any frontend stack)
  • 6+ years of javascript development (personal or professional)
  • Excellent estimating scope of work based on detailed requirements 
  • Experience working with an offsite team – preferably a small team of contractors
  • Excellent CSS/Flex/Sass knowledge
  • Ability to translate mockups into working code

Preferred Qualifications

  • React experience
  • Project management experience or other leadership role within a team
  • Developed complete components within a large ecosystem of features
  • Experience using external APIs (network latency, json structure, dynamic states, etc)
  • Experience working in startups or with diverse set of teams at a fast pace
  • Up to speed with latest ECMAScript
  • Self learner

We are backed by marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.


– Stock Options

– Competitive Salaries

– Discretionary Time Off

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance

– Life & disability coverage

– 401k

– Flexible Spending Accounts

– Apple equipment

– Thrice a week catered lunches

– Regular events in the office

– Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks, coffee, tea, etc.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Orbital Insight does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any person or email address at Orbital Insight prior to obtaining a signed agreement from Recruiting/HR. Orbital Insight is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Furthermore, any resumes sent without an agreement in place will be considered your company’s gift to Orbital Insight and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention.

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