Front-End Engineer

  • Buffer
  • Anywhere
  • 30 Mar, 2018
Permanent IT

Job Description

What You'll be Doing:

  • You'll be supporting our Buffer Publish product, building new product features, and furthering our work with component-driven architecture and accessibility.
  • Our front-end product is transitioning to a fully-open sourced client built with React with Redux, from a monolithic product built in Backbone.js and React. You’ll be helping us with this exciting transition. Currently, this is live to a small proportion of users. 
  • You will work within our product engineering teams, collaborating with product managers, designers, customer advocates, engineering managers and more using tools like GitHub, Zoom, email, Discourse, Slack and Jira.
  • As you gain context, you’ll provide technical guidance to teammates as a peer or as a lead, depending on your experience and interests. 

Helpful Skills and Experience 

  • You have experience as a front-end or full-stack developer delivering beautiful, accessible products to users
  • You have experience with client-side Javascript and any frontend frameworks. Experience working with React and Redux would be helpful but isn’t required.
  • Experience (or interest) with web accessibility would be helpful. This role does have a focus on accessibility.
  • You have an eye for design and can deliver that final polish to a product

What We Value

Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer's cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here's a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.

Working at Buffer is collaborative and positive thanks to our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you'll work together with the team in order to test and confirm our ideas. In our career framework, we choose to focus on the journey, the growth and evolution that is a career. 

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you're excited by the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

Technology: Get hooked up with a laptop to do your best work.

Learning & development stipend: To encourage our teammates to be their best selves, we offer a small stipend for any course or training they'd like to do.

Health insurance: We offer health insurance for all of our team members, international or US based.

Salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is $85k - $114k per year.

Work remotely: Live and work from wherever you feel happiest.

Stock options: Joining the Buffer journey means you can choose to own part of the company.

Unlimited time off: Our only policy is that you give yourself a break regularly.

Retreats: Join us on annual international company retreats! Our last retreat was in Madrid, Spain.

Free books (and Kindle): All you can read, no questions asked.

Family Leave: If your family grows during your time at Buffer, we recommend taking anywhere from 1-3 months of family leave, regardless of when you joined.

Where You'll Work

Buffer is a fully distributed team, which means that we’re spread across the planet. We have Bufferoos in 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities around the world to build a great culture and product. You'll work where you're happiest and most productive, in the place that helps you to become the person you wish to be.

More about how we work remotely →

See where the Buffer team is now →

Here’s a tentative hiring timeline for this role:

Now-April 22: Apply to join our team!

April 23-27: We’ll spend time reviewing applications.

April 30-May 18: Follow-up interviews with the team.