Automattic

Senior Frontend Engineer (Vue.js)

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.

 

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 & BENEFITS

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. Your benefits will include:

  • Time off: Our open vacation policy (no set number of days per year) is designed to help you to be at your best! There is no minimum or maximum, but we encourage you to take at least 25 days of time off per year.
  • Health care: Automattic pays 100% of plan premiums for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependents.
  • 401K: 100% match on your contributions up to 6% of annual earnings. You’re eligible to participate in Automattic’s 401(k) plan on your first day of employment. Match is fully vested from day one.
  • Parental leave: Open parental leave (including maternity, paternity, LGBTQ+, and adoption for all parents). If you’ve been with Automattic for 12 months, your leave up to 6 months is fully paid.

Automattic's benefits can vary by location. The above describes US-based staff. See our benefits based on where you are in the world.

About Automattic

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We’re a distributed company with more than 1800 Automatticians in 90+ countries speaking 90+ different languages. We democratize publishing and commerce so anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or country.

We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.

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