Product Engineering

Senior Software Developer (Front End), Public Platform

Remote PH231058

Every developer has a tab open on Stack Overflow.  

We are one of the most popular websites in the world - a community-based space focused on increasing productivity, decreasing cycle times, accelerating time to market, and protecting institutional knowledge. 

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We embrace collaboration, transparency, and believe in leading with empathy; creating an environment where every Stacker knows they belong. We embrace that the unique contributions and points of view of all Stackers contribute to our success.

We are a Best Company to Work For, in addition to being recognized for Best Company Leadership, Best Company Happiness, Best Company Perks and Benefits, Best Company Work-Life Balance, Best Company Compensation, and Best Company Outlook.

We are a remote-first company with Hiring HUBs based in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Front-End Developer, you’ll be a respected thought leader, a high productivity engineer, and a role model for other developers in the company and in our community. Your primary responsibilities will involve delivering features on Stack Overflow for our public platform and leading efforts to modernize our front-end practices on your team and across the company. As a leading voice on a cross-disciplinary, agile squad of designers, product managers, and other engineers, the solutions you’ll architect for our most visible products will impact millions of developers every day and shape the future of the largest community of developers on the planet.

Some recent projects we've been working on include:

  • Automating site elections to allow users to nominate, discuss, and vote for moderators of over 150 Q&A communities that attract over 100 million global visitors every month.
  • Overhauling our global question review system to enable our user community to moderate and improve over 20 million questions on our platform.
  • Rolling out a home grown and open source rich text / markdown editor to improve question drafting and editing for the thousands of contributors who use it every day.

You'll work primarily in our main tech stack of C#, ASP.NET, and Microsoft SQL Server, with a focus on our front-end technologies such as JavaScript/TypeScript, jQuery, and Razor. While this is a front-end focused role, all developers at Stack Overflow strive to be cross-disciplinary, and you should be comfortable working in other parts of our technology stack. As a company dedicated to increasing developer knowledge, we’ll give you the resources and support you need to develop mastery in your craft. 

We expect to see:

  • Extensive programming skills in JavaScript/TypeScript and corresponding front-end frameworks and libraries (e.g. jQuery, React, Vue), in addition to supporting skills in HTML and CSS. You should also be comfortable with server-side rendering technologies, such as Razor.
  • 5+ years of web development experience with modern front-end (JS, HTML, CSS) and any major server-side stack. While we expect the majority of your experience to be front-end focused, we like to see you can work across any part of the stack. Experience in our technology stack is a plus (C# / .NET), but not a requirement.
  • Deep experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, or Kanban. You’ve been on teams that practice Agile and you understand why it’s beneficial for the team. Certification is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • A track record of leading and mentoring less experienced developers. You are eager to teach others and invested in the growth of your team.
  • Self-motivating, self-directing, and a great communicator (written and oral). You thrive in an environment that grants you a lot of autonomy to explore creative solutions.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. You excel at analyzing and solving problems using technology.
  • Living and working within GMT-7:00 (US) to GMT+2:00 (Europe) time zones.

We like to see (but not required):

  • Experience working remotely and/or working with teams that are distributed geographically.
  • Experience transitioning legacy codebases to adopt modern front-end technologies and practices, such as using component based frameworks (React, Vue, Angular).
  • An active Stack Overflow profile, open source code, example projects that you're proud of (whether open source or worked on at a previous job), or any other evidence of your passion for building great software.
  • Knowledge of how Stack Overflow works from our blog, podcasts, and other public artifacts. Ideas about how to evolve the platform and increase our impact on the developer community are even better.
  • Experience with building high scale, community-based web applications with 6-figure monthly unique visitors or more. Skills working with large amounts of data or utilizing machine intelligence are a plus.  1

What You’ll Get in Return:

  • Competitive Base Salary 
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Equity (RSUs) for all employees at all levels
  • Industry-leading health benefits that are applicable per country of residence for all our full-time employees
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Home Internet stipend
  • Professional allocation for your growth and development
  • Home office allowance of $2,000 (for remote employees) with an additional $450 allowance on each anniversary date
  • Company-paid access to Calm, Bravely, LinkedIn Learning, MyAcademy and Overdrive

Stack Overflow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We value diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging and these pillars are at the heart of how we work together here at Stack. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. 

For individuals based in California, and other locations where required, we will consider employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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