Frontend Developer

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Position Description

This is a remote position is seeking one or two additional frontend (web) developers to implement features, improve our UI, and assist with a transition to a new backend API. For this role, we are seeking experienced engineers who require minimal training to get started.

The codebase is open-sourced under an MIT license and we accept occasional contributions, however we are looking for some dedicated volunteers who can join the formal web team and make a commitment of 5+ hours per week.

We pride ourselves on good documentation, ease of contribution, and ability for contributors to make large impacts. You will be working alongside experienced professionals who are motivated to develop their skills, to meet other professionals, and to develop this critical platform for the couch surfing community.


  • Developing and expanding features;
  • Improving UI based on wireframes;
  • Debugging, documentation, and testing;
  • Assisting in connecting frontend to new backend API;
  • Working with the the backend and UX teams to design and implement features;


  • Experience with writing tested, production-grade React and TypeScript;
  • Experience with Git and GitHub;


  • Experience with Material UI;
  • Experience with Python for occasional backend implementation;


  • At least 5 hours per Week
  • 3 months commitment


  1. Fill out this form. Under "Position Applying For", put "Frontend Developer".

  2. We'll review and get back to you as soon as possible — setting up a Zoom call so we can get to know you and you can meet the team.

  3. After accepting the position, we'll send you some volunteer agreements and then get you onboarded with the people you're going to directly work with.