AMER: (Senior) Frontend Engineer, Developer Experience

Algolia

United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Post Date: 06/22/2022
  • Website: algolia.com
  • Company Address: 301 Howard Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Algolia

Our story began in 2012 with the idea of creating blazing fast, instant and relevant search and discovery experiences. In essence, we reduced the need for online visitors and in-app users (using any web, mobile or voice device) to needlessly forage for information — by surfacing the desired information in as short a time as possible.

Job Description

Algolia is a fast growing company that helps users deliver intuitive search and discovery experiences on their websites and mobile apps. We provide APIs used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined!

The Team

We are responsible for developing solutions to create the best developer experience for our users through building on Algolia’s raw API, open source UI libraries, and other third party integrations. We are a cross functional team that works closely with the product, marketing, solutions engineering and architecture team to drive feature adoption and growth in the developer community. 

The Opportunity

As a member of the Developer Experience team, you have the opportunity to drive the technical strategy on how Algolia integrates with other technologies in the ecosystem. We're not using only one framework, but all of them (you don't need to know all of them though, we teach each others). You will be building open source tools and demos on Angular, Vue.js, React but also plain JavaScript ("Vanilla JS" 🍦). This will heavily influence how our users apply our technology in domains such as search, recommendations, AI & personalization. This is a highly versatile role that leads the creation and publication of technical best practice through incorporating industry research and delivering sample code. You will enjoy this role if you enjoy experimenting with new technologies and working in a highly collaborative environment. Your work will be heavily used in client facing and technical marketing campaigns. We are at the frontline of the developer experience at Algolia, a great position to have a big impact for both developers and end-users. 

This is an opportunity for someone to make an immense impact at a fast growing company. You should value and practice transparency, have the humility to accept your weaknesses and continuously strive to improve both personally and professionally.

Do you like, or would you like to, craft code, tools and libraries for developers? Do you love to design a clean API solving real-world use cases? Then apply and let's chat about it.

Coming right from an engineer in the team : “As a developer, I use a ton of different libraries to achieve my goals of building applications. Now I can go to the next level and learn how to build tools for developers to build their applications. It's a whole different challenge, I do it in the open source world and engage with my users.”.

Your role will consist of: 

  • Develop open source demos for Vue InstantSearch, React InstantSearch, InstantSearch.js, Angular InstantSearch as well as JS API Client and so much more with the help of the team
  • Implement new features, solve issues and analyze user's feedback on our popular open-source projects
  • Coordinate with our product, design and marketing teams on the release of new projects and websites
  • Take ownership, research, explore and deliver novel experiences
  • Teach us what we don't know and how you want to improve the search and discovery experience
  • Participate (new features, bug fixes) to other popular open-source projects related to our project needs
  • Help define engineering best practices and processes

You might be a fit if you have:

  • Good knowledge of JavaScript (ES5, ES6), TypeScript, the DOM, HTML, CSS
  • Experience working with Figma/Sketch/Photoshop to build Front-end integration
  • You have created at least one reusable module (private or public) 
  • Experience with at least one of the following frameworks React, Angular, Vue.js or Ember.js 
  • A passion for shipping quality code. You have an eye for great user experiences (UX)
  • Willingness to go beyond what you know today
  • Ability to interact with contributors and customers
  • Good oral and written communication in English
  • Overall we care about your current and future skillset. Not where you studied or who do you know. We care about what you like to do and about what you'd like to do in the future, at Algolia.
  • 3+ years of front-end development experience
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).

We’re looking for someone who can live our values:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

 

#LI-Hybrid #LI-Remote

 

REMOTE STRATEGY:

Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings.  Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Bucharest, and we will be opening a small office in Austin soon. https://www.algolia.com/about/

ABOUT US:

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash the power of search across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate. Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search, but search that converts at higher rates because of the relevancy. We help their customers find the right goods, offers, and content really quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else. Algolia helps businesses build and optimize the search and discovery experience resulting in significantly enhanced online engagement, increased conversion rates and enriched lifetime value that generates profitable growth. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined. Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

Founded in 2012, we're backed by $184M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven, DAG Ventures, Founders Circle, Owl Rock Capital, Point Nine Capital, SaaStr Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures and World Innovation Lab. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

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