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Frontend Engineer

Scoot Science
Scoot Science

Scoot Science is the ocean company. We make the oceans manageable, insurable, and investable. Scoot Science is a California-based, remote-first startup founded in 2017 by a team of experienced oceanographers, agricultural economists, software engineers, and data scientists. We’re an investor backed company with a current roster of over 18 employees. We promote responsible and sustainable use of our oceans.

Our team is dedicated to illuminating the linkages between ocean conditions and the ocean economy through data analysis, visualization, and forecasting. Our goal is to give our customers the best insight into what’s currently happening, and what will be happening, in their coastal oceans. We give our customers a critical edge for marine operations, risk management, and long term planning, by combining the best available ocean and atmospheric data with in-house analytics and visualization.

If you love the ocean and science, and are excited about the intersection of technology, ocean data, and operational climate change decision making... let’s talk.

ABOUT the role

We are hiring enterprising and motivated software engineers and computer scientists with excellent development and coding skills. These team members will contribute to our SeaState Dashboard, bridging the gap between ocean sensors, data infrastructure, and user experience for our aquaculture customers.

The Scoot Science Team

Our team is distributed and we practice remote work. We communicate asynchronously and in real time to foster a collaborative work environment. We also participate in periodic in-person meetings to focus on team building and strategy. We encourage all of our team members to be continuous learners and diversify their skills through professional development.

What you’ll do

As a Front End software engineer at Scoot, you’ll need to first and foremost be a generalist working within a small team of experienced people. In this position, you’ll be working on all aspects of our web-based SeaState dashboard. This includes doing work on visual design, UI development, and backend API interaction. You’ll be integral in feature design and development. With the rest of the engineering team, you’ll have a great deal of freedom to define how SeaState works and how it is developed.

Within 1 month you’ll:

  • Onboard and learn our internal communication and project management workflows
  • Set up your remote work environment and access all of our tools and resources
  • Learn the landscape of our dashboard and back end infrastructure

Within 3 months you’ll:

  • Build robust, simple, and modular components that can be applied throughout SeaState
  • Collaboratively improve our internal development and testing frameworks
  • Create unit tests for front end features for SeaState
  • Work with the engineering team to scale existing software projects

Within 6 months you’ll:

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining large parts of the front end codebase
  • Research new engineering techniques and advocate for novel solutions improving dashboard features
  • Feel comfortable developing new features from scratch


  • BS in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years experience developing web-based applications, preferably in a SaaS environment
  • Front end development work, ideally using some areas of our tech stack like: Javascript/Typescript, React, GraphQL, Postgres
  • Building QA into your work with front end unit, integration, and functional test frameworks
  • Must be authorized to work in the US or Canada
  • No visa sponsorship at this time

Desired Skills

  • Comfort working from the command line
  • Excited to work on AWS cloud and interacting with databases
  • Emphasis in creating clear, well documented, and modular code
  • Experience working in a collaborative, fully remote team
  • Recognition that work is a marathon and that quality of work time is more important than quantity
  • Bonus skills: Prototyping experience, GraphQL, Node.js, SQL, Python, Mapbox, javascript graphing packages like plotly, AWS cloud services, Docker

Average response time:

1-2 days







  • 📍 Remote - North America



Scoot Science is building a virtual window into the ocean for marine stakeholders through ocean data management, analysis, and forecasting. We give our customers a critical edge for marine operations, risk management, and long term planning, by combining the best available ocean and atmospheric data with in house analytics and visualization.











Santa Cruz, CA, United States