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Senior Frontend Engineer

Vancouver, Canada

The Role

Use your extensive knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to improve the Slack web client, a complex in-browser application relied upon by millions of users every day. You will work with real-time data streams, engineer for performance across browsers, and delight people by making the best software we can imagine. You will collaborate closely with Product, Design, Application Engineering, and QA to spec, build, test and deploy new features. This position reports directly to the Director of Frontend Engineering. 

A Typical Week

  • You'll brainstorm with Product Managers and Designers to conceptualize new features
  • You'll collaborate with Application Engineering to build new features for our large-and-growing user base
  • You'll learn about new web technologies and discuss potential solutions to problems
  • You'll help our skilled support team triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues
  • You'll mentor other engineers and deeply review code

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience writing client-side JavaScript
  • Expertise in building complex layouts with CSS and HTML
  • Experience building and debugging complex systems in a team environment
  • Experience with modern browser technologies
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities, and a desire to sweat the small stuff
  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and empathy
  • Self-­awareness and a desire to continually improve

Bonus Points

  • Experience with jQuery, Handlebars, or LESS
  • Experience investigating and improving JavaScript performance
  • Experience with WebSockets, Local Storage, or ES6
  • Experience in small start­up environments
  • Experience designing web sites or applications

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.

Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. Slack's investors include many of the best-recognized firms in the world, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital, KPCB, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, IVP, Spark Growth, DST, and Index Ventures. We currently have five offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne and New York.

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