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Frontend Engineer

Company: Backblaze
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout BackblazeBackblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.We've managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent "Great Place to Work" survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as "a great place to work." Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Frontend Developer to join our growing team! This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.What you will do:You will utilize HTML, ReactJS, CSS and jQuery to develop intuitive, elegant user experiences. As a member of our Front End Dev team, you will work closely with our web development, software design, UI designer and marketing teams. On a day to day basis, you must be able to convert image mockups to HTML or ReactJS - There's some production work that needs to get done. But you will also be responsible for helping build out new features, rethink old processes, and enabling third party systems to empower our marketing/sales/ and support teams. We're looking for someone that is:

  • Passionate about building friendly, easy to use Interfaces and APIs.
  • Likes to work closely with other engineers, support, and marketing to help customers.
  • Is comfortable working on their own on a mutually agreed upon prioritization queue (we don't micromanage, we do make sure tasks are reasonably defined and scoped)
  • Diligent with quality control. Backblaze prides itself on giving our team autonomy to get work done, do the right thing for our customers, and keep a pace that is sustainable over the long run. As such, we expect everyone that checks in code that is stable. We also have a small QA team that operates as a secondary check when needed.The Right Fit:
    • 3-5+ years of experience working with HTML, CSS, Javascript (ES5), ReactJS, and WordPress
    • 3-5+ years of experience with jQuery, Bootstrap 3+,
    • Understanding of ensuring cross-browser compatibility and browser security for features
    • Basic SEO skills and ensuring that applications will adhere to them
    • Engineering best practices such as unit testing, and conducting code reviews
    • Using mainstream software tests, development tools / applications (Jira, Jenkins, Git, Splunk, etc.)
    • Knowledge of HTTP and its security best practices
    • Familiarity with ES2015+, unit testing
    • React Flux, Redux, SASS, Node experience is required
    • Experience with third party libraries like Google Tag Manager and Google AnalyticsBackblaze Perks:
      • 100% healthcare for family
      • Dental and vision plan
      • Competitive compensation and 401K
      • RSU grants for full-time employees
      • Flexible vacation policy
      • Maternity & paternity leave
      • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
      • Childcare bonus (human children only)
      • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
      • Commuter benefits
      • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balanceAt Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That's why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Keywords: Backblaze, San Mateo , Frontend Engineer, Engineering , San Mateo, California

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