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Software Engineer, Frontend

In this role you’ll use your extensive knowledge of JavaScript and related frameworks like React and Vue to improve the Slack web client, a complex web-based application used and loved daily by millions of people around the world. You’ll engineer for usability, scalability, maintainability, and performance - while delighting users by making their working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

 

In a typical week as a frontend engineer at Slack you’ll:

 

  • Write code that will impact millions of people every day
  • Collaborate with backend and quality engineers to spec, write, test, and deploy code that integrates with real-time data streams and API endpoints
  • Brainstorm features with product managers and designers and guide decisions based on your knowledge of the codebase
  • Assist our skilled Customer Experience team in triaging bugs and solving issues in production in your primary area
  • Learn about and use new web technologies
  • Like the work you do, enjoy collaborating with your coworkers, and go home on time


Requirements:

 

  • 2+ years of experience writing core JavaScript code
  • 1+ years experience with React and Redux and/or CSS preprocessors like LESS or SASS
  • Experience building responsive layouts with CSS and HTML
  • Experience with modern browser technologies
  • Experience working with large codebase
  • UX and design sensibilities
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills

 


Bonus points if you have experience with:

  • Experience working on Open source software
  • Experience working on consumer facing products
  • Any of the technologies we write about on our blog at https://slack.engineering/


Slack is where work happens. It connects you with the people and apps you work with every day, no matter where you are or what you do. We believe everyone deserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture. We live by our values and hire accordingly.

Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has ten offices around the world. For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit slack.com.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.


Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.