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Frontend Engineer

Parse.ly - US
Full-time
Posted: 2 months ago

You live in the niche between developer and product designer. You have keen design instincts, and an ability to simplify data-rich interfaces until the data speaks for itself. You are passionate about understanding customer problems and developing the software to solve them. You use tools like Figma, InVision, Vue.js and D3.js.

You want to work on a mature fully distributed team that understands the balance between synchronous and asynchronous work. In your day-to-day programming work, you like clean, modern JavaScript, and working at the intersection of product engineering, rapid prototyping, interface design, and data visualization. Since our frontend team owns the core experience of Parse.ly's customer-facing SaaS products -- most importantly, its real-time analytics dashboard -- you don't mind working atop a frontend tech stack that has maturity and depth, including a middle tier implemented in Python 3 atop the Django web framework.

As for Parse.ly, it's a fully distributed team, which means 100% of our engineers, designers, and product managers (including our founders & management team) work out of home offices. This has been true for years, long before the pandemic switched people's work styles -- so we have a thoughtful approach to fully distributed collaboration that has been refined over time.

Most of the product team is located near the US/Eastern timezone. Candidates should be in GMT-7 thru GMT-3, because even though we operate on a distributed/async model, we like to have timezone overlap for f2f (video) collaboration and pairing. If you can regularly make meetings between an 11am-3pm US/Eastern scheduling period, you're in workable timezone for us. Much of our team is US-based, but we'll also consider other timezone-aligned locations in North America and South America (e.g. Canada, Mexico) for this role.

What You'll Do

  • Creatively sketch and design new product features.
  • Prototype new features and carry them through to production.
  • Write Vue.js code using the best practices.
  • Design novel interface implementations and data visualizations.
  • Analyze customer usage data to improve shipped features.
  • Write and read code in JavaScript (frontend) and Python (middle tier).

An Ideal Applicant Will Have

  • 5+ years experience in technology.
  • A preference for self-sufficient productivity.
  • Proficiency with modern JavaScript.
  • Experience creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
  • Proficiency with tools like Figma or InVision.
  • Experience with Vue.js, or a desire to learn Vue.js.
  • Some basic knowledge of other SPA frameworks (e.g. React, Angular).
  • Comfort with git, the command line, and Python.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams.
  • A customer focused mindset with a strong desire to ship.

A Note About Automattic

In February 2021, Parse.ly was acquired by Automattic's enterprise software division, WPVIP. Automattic is one of the biggest champions of open source and the open web, and also one of the top fully distributed employers in the world. Though you will interview for the Parse.ly team within WPVIP and Automattic, if you receive a job offer, it will be to become an Automattician, which means having colleagues who observe the Automattic creed and getting access to Automattic's excellent employee benefits.

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