As a Front End Engineer in Multichannel Display Ads, you will be responsible for building the next generation product experiences in one of the fastest growing areas at SendGrid. As a senior front end engineer on our Ads team, you will utilize React and other modern JS/CSS libraries to create an intuitive product that allows our customer to create, manage and publish their ads campaigns.  You will work on a small, versatile and passionate team, tackling new problems as we continue to push our technology forward. You will design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions that solve customers’ problems at-scale. You will have the opportunity to shape architectural solutions working the the latest AWS managed services and Cloud solutions.

Our Redwood City office is home to our CEO, CPO and a rapidly growing team focused on product innovation and architectures at scale.  We are looking for a candidate with solid experience in distributed UX/UI systems, and practical applications in Multichannel Display Ads industry.

What You’ll Do 

  • Live by and champion our cultural values of Happy, Hungry, Honest, and Humble
  • Work in a creative and highly collaborative environment with Product, UI/UX teams to build the next generation of SendGrid products
  • Utilize cutting-edge web application architecture through the use of your choice of JavaScript Framework
  • Create highly functional yet polished user interfaces with responsive design elements
  • Develop and maintain secure, high performance web applications, often from scratch, that can fit into the SendGrid architecture
  • Architect solid Front End solutions that integrate with multiple APIs and backend systems
  • Implement scalable solutions utilizing caching, pagination, loading data on demand, and other techniques to manage massive, yet accessible, data sets
  • Define best practices for Front End engineering, including participating in iterative design cycles and code reviews; Lead SendGrid Engineering processes
  • Evaluate and analyze new technology and software for feasibility, impact, and viability
  • Lead team initiatives and implementations from conception to completion, and be the point of contact for larger systems and components
  • Work with other teams to troubleshoot and determine resolution for complex issues
  • Recommend and champion improvements to our software and product development process
  • Have a high impact on your team and on other Engineering teams
  • Represent SendGrid at community events
  • Provide technical coaching and mentorship
  • Build relationships across all functional domains within the department
  • Be responsible for documentation of projects you work on
  • Discern and identify hidden requirements during design and implementation
  • We're an agile, fast growing company and this job description isn't meant to be a complete list of your qualifications or all of the things you'll do

About You

  • Typically, 3-5 years of software development experiences with a focus on user interfaces
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Strong sense of aesthetics and user experience
  • Working knowledge of AJAX and Dom Manipulation
  • Solid understanding of web technologies such as REST, HTTP, JSON and how they play a part in application design
  • Familiarity with browser compatibility issues and comfortable in debugging browser problems
  • Passion for building large web applications at scale
  • Experience with TDD
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient in multiple functional domains (frontend, backend, operations, etc.)
  • Ability to design complex components and large scale systems
  • Ability to translate architecture vision into concrete system designs
  • Aligns actions and personal development with longer-term department goals, and can help define a vision of what may be possible
  • Able to lead design meetings and Agile ceremonies
  • Emotionally Intelligent - Recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use this to guide thinking and behavior
  • Decisive - Uses a framework or process by which to make decisions. At times, will need to make decisions quickly and often with incomplete data.
  • Persuasive - Bring others to their point of view using logic, data, and emotion. Have a formal process and framework by which to make qualitative and quantitative points, not just using emotional appeals
  • Accountable - Being willing to answer for the outcomes resulting from their own choices, behaviors, and actions. Take ownership of situations that they're involved in.
  • Self Motivated - Motivated to do or achieve something because of one's own enthusiasm or interest, without needing pressure from others
  • Focused - Achieve what they set out to do before launching new initiatives. Complete company-linked goals and tasks, not simply to be busy and active.
  • Collaborative - A keen ability to support cross-functional projects and decisions. Gets energized from working within a team and cross-functionally to achieve the company's goals.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with ReactJS a strong plus
  • Backbone (Ampersand), Angular, or Ember a plus
  • LESS, SASS - CSS pre-processing
  • Jasmine, Karma unit testing framework