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Lead UI Developer

We’re searching for an experienced UI developer who’s passionate about developing products that are simple, intuitive, and beautiful. We are a rapid growing company with small focused engineering teams who are delivering innovative features in a fast growing market. We build big-data systems utilized cutting edge technologies and solutions that allow for our developers to learn and develop while shipping amazing products.

This person will be responsible for the UI of our entire customer facing product portfolio which includes our Discovery platform, working with both onshore and offshore development teams.

You will have the opportunity to build and lead a new team in Santa Barbara


  • Self-learner, hacker, technology advocate who can work on anything
  • Amazing engineering skills, you’re on your way to being the one of the best engineers you know
  • You can architect, design, code, test, and help others
  • Thrive in a fast growing environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication
  • Legal right to work in the US
  • You could potentially lead a team 


Day to Day

  • You will collaborate with Product Development Teams to build the most effective solutions
  • You will develop features in our front end UI for our internal teams and external customers
  • You will help architect and design service driven UI
  • You will work on ideas from different team members as well as your own
  • Fix bugs rapidly
  • Attend stand-up meetings, planning sessions, encourage others, and collaborate at a rapid pace



  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Math, or related technical discipline
  • Proficiency in JavaScript
  • Understand RESTful APIs
  • You make simple, easy to understand, and high productive UIs.
  • Comfortable in an agile development environment
  • 4+ years programming


  • You've worked on Enterprise grade SaaS applications
  • You are familiar with web development design patterns and frameworks such as MVC and MVVM
  • Experience with one or more of Node.js, Ember.js, Angular.js, and/or React.js
  • Experience with ECMAScript 6
  • Familiar with ElasticSearch or similar Big Data indexing technology a plus
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, EMR, ELB etc.)
  • Good knowledge of SQL
  • Data Driven UX Design 


  • We realize we’re people first.  We’ve had minimal turnover in the past four years
  • This is a position with growth potential
  • You will not be isolated as an software developer, HG Data is an open and transparent company
  • Your brain will be used, and your ideas will be implemented
  • Our compensation and benefits are excellent, better than many startups; stock options are part of the package, but not the only part
  • We offer a 401(k) match
  • HG Data Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
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