Staff Frontend Software Engineer

San Mateo, California
Engineering – Engineering /
Firework is the world’s leading unified video commerce platform that empowers its global partners to personalize the customer experience and engagement at scale. Firework bridges the offline and online for a robust omnichannel immersive brand experience cultivating a deeper emotional human connection between our partners and their end consumers. We are customer-centric and inspired to win together offering total solutions with endless possibilities to help our customers increase purchases and conversions using the power of video. At the heart, we are a global and diverse team of “SuperSpark” creators, entrepreneurs, life-long learners, and data geeks driven by the future of authenticity to transform commerce. Firework has raised over $235M to date, with its latest Series B round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Come reimagine the online customer experience with us.

Our engineering team is growing! We’re looking for a seasoned Staff Front-End Software Engineer who takes a customer-oriented approach to building and scaling highly-visible front architecture and design. You love solving complex problems with creativity and find joy building things from scratch via simple, optimized robust code. 

What you'll be doing
* Lead technical design with expertise, guiding and enabling the best technical decisions to be made across the team
* Assess, define, and develop rich user interface and experience across scalable and distributed sites and systems that integrate with backend components
* Integrate with product managers, designers, and the rest of the engineering team to create elegant, responsive, and scalable user experience across multiple platforms
* Review code by your peers and help and provide insights from your experience of building and maintaining a repository of high-quality and reusable front end code 
* Provide technical leadership and documentation to key technical and business stakeholders, proactively informing of important project details and phases of development

We'll be excited if you have
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field
* 8+ years of related experience and 5+ years of experience as project lead/core development
* You can lead technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team
* Advanced proficiency in building responsive and scalable Web applications in React
* Familiarity with UX principles and site performance optimization
* Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals, such as data structures and algorithms
* Working experience with automated testing and version control systems like Git
* Learning and moving fast in a flat, highly productive startup environment
* Team-oriented mindset and excellent communication skills; ability to understand different perspectives and contribute to meaningful technical discussions

BIG PLUS if you have experience with
* Next.js
* Typescript
* Video and streaming
* GraphQL
* Content management system
* User Experience design methodologies
* NodeJS, Elixir, Python

As a hybrid office-centric company, we are looking for candidates in the Bay Area. Candidates outside the location are encouraged to apply though must be willing to relocate.

The following represents the expected range of compensation for this role: The estimated pay range for this role is $170,000-$190,000. Other factors that impact compensation include stock options. The posted pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the compensation for this position and is subject to change based on business need. To determine a successful candidate’s starting pay, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and experience, market demands, and internal parity. Candidates may receive more information from the talent partner.
Don’t hold back
We understand some candidates may see the above and not apply because they don’t meet all the qualifications. We encourage you to apply anyway; we often find talented candidates that fit many other opportunities we have and look for potential too, not just what you did in the past.  As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are a diverse team that strives for an inclusive environment for all. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
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