Lead Full Stack Engineer


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Job description

We are looking for a Lead Full Stack Engineer with strong front-end experience. This role will be highly impactful across the stack and be a great opportunity to be innovative and collaborative with Product, Design, and other engineers on the team. This candidate will need to take into consideration user experience, performance, and accessibility, and ensure that we are providing a cutting-edge community-building experience for creators and users alike. The starting salary range for this role is $180,000 – $194,000 plus equity and is not location-based.


In this role, you’ll be accountable for:

  • Work collaboratively with Product, Design, Engineering, as well as other stakeholders to ship key aspects of our product
  • Be an integral collaborator on our engineering and product roadmaps, often guiding on design and implementation conversations
  • Proactively pick up new high-impact, complex and largely unscoped work, identifying solutions and tradeoffs, and working iteratively in an asynchronous, distributed culture
  • Write, test, document, and maintain code that takes performance, security risks, monitoring, accessibility, and other industry best practices into account
  • Triage, debug, and fix bugs reported by users
  • Participate in code reviews, technical discussions, and post-incident reviews

What we would like you to bring to this role:

  • Strong expertise in both the FE and BE, specifically, in JavaScript including vanilla JavaScript and Preact (or React), and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience and passion for working across the stack (BE/FE) to address the problem at hand
  • Experience writing high-quality, maintainable, readable code, with a focus on performance and accessibility
  • Experience with a range of frontend testing tools, ideally including component-level, End to End, and accessibility testing
  • Experience working in an asynchronous, distributed team and embracing that collaboration is a superpower
  • Experience focusing on the big picture while shipping iteratively towards that goal
  • Thrives in a start-up environment
  • Experience working proactively and as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong communication and critical thinking techniques and experience to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Interest or experience in open-source software and/or the open-source community
  • Experience building, or working with, a design system is a plus


Work/life balance and ensuring that folks have what they need for working and for life is incredibly important to us. Below are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Unlimited PTO with a minimum requirement
  • Generous employee equity
  • A remote-first, fully-distributed team that encourages schedule flexibility
  • A monthly wellness stipend to keep you at your peak
  • Free mental health services
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage (U.S. only)
  • An annual professional development budget to keep you learning and growing
  • Office setup budget to make sure you have everything you need to work effectively wherever you are
  • 401K (U.S. Only)

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