Senior Web Developer

San Francisco, CA
Are you ready to join the API revolution?

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

About the role:

You are a front-end web engineer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Wielding a toolbox of modern web development skills and the eye of an artist, you deliver clean maintainable web properties and collateral that is pixel-perfect and pleasing the eye.

What you'll be doing:

    • Produce visual elements with pixel perfect accuracy
    • Produce astonishing web animations with clean CSS
    • Create responsive output so the resulting  in optimized web/mobile pages for all screen
    • Bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation
    • Own email marketing design and the limitations and pitfalls of delivering content via email
    • Weigh in on design decisions and “just do the right thing” when it comes to pleasing layout, graphical and color choices

What you bring:

    • Mastery of web slicing and animations
    • Familiar with the JAMstack
    • Good understanding of how to create web/mobile sites optimized for speed and readability
    • Demonstrated JS, CSS, template and HTML layout skills. You’re the king of DOM.
    • Sass, Less are your good friends
    • Experience with Wordpress, Jekyll and web frameworks
    • Understanding of caching, image optimization, compression and minimizing HTTP requests
    • Demonstrated experience with email templates and successful cross browser email delivery

Bonus Points:

    • Skill in Vue, or other modern JS component frameworks
    • Understanding of APIs and API gateways