You live in the niche between developer and product designer. You have keen design instincts, and an ability to simplify data-rich interfaces until the data speaks for itself. You are passionate about understanding customer problems and developing the software to solve them. You use tools like Figma, InVision, Vue.js and D3.js.
As for Parse.ly, it’s a fully distributed team, which means 100% of our engineers, designers, and product managers (including our founders & management team) work out of home offices. This has been true for years, long before the pandemic switched people’s work styles — so we have a thoughtful approach to fully distributed collaboration that has been refined over time.
Most of the product team is located near the US/Eastern timezone. Candidates should be in GMT-7 thru GMT-3, because even though we operate on a distributed/async model, we like to have timezone overlap for f2f (video) collaboration and pairing. If you can regularly make meetings between an 11am-3pm US/Eastern scheduling period, you’re in workable timezone for us. Much of our team is US-based, but we’ll also consider other timezone-aligned locations in North America and South America (e.g. Canada, Mexico) for this role.
What You’ll Do
- Creatively sketch and design new product features.
- Prototype new features and carry them through to production.
- Write Vue.js code using the best practices.
- Design novel interface implementations and data visualizations.
- Analyze customer usage data to improve shipped features.
An Ideal Applicant Will Have
- 5+ years experience in technology.
- A preference for self-sufficient productivity.
- Experience creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
- Proficiency with tools like Figma or InVision.
- Experience with Vue.js, or a desire to learn Vue.js.
- Some basic knowledge of other SPA frameworks (e.g. React, Angular).
- Comfort with git, the command line, and Python.
- Experience working on cross-functional teams.
- A customer focused mindset with a strong desire to ship.
A Note About Automattic
In February 2021, Parse.ly was acquired by Automattic’s enterprise software division, WPVIP. Automattic is one of the biggest champions of open source and the open web, and also one of the top fully distributed employers in the world. Though you will interview for the Parse.ly team within WPVIP and Automattic, if you receive a job offer, it will be to become an Automattician, which means having colleagues who observe the Automattic creed and getting access to Automattic’s excellent employee benefits.
A Note About Diversity & Inclusion at Parse.ly
We’re improving diversity in the tech industry. At Parse.ly and our parent company, Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Studies have shown that women and people of color tend not to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet exactly all items in the job description. We believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t match everything listed in the job description. Let us know why this role appeals to you, why you will be great, and which requirements will stretch you.
We are an equal opportunity employer who values and encourages diversity and belonging at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
To demonstrate product-centric thinking to us, we ask that you point us toward some examples of your work. For example:
- Screenshots of past products you have worked on and how they looked in a shipped state, with some explanation of what parts you worked on, and how it was built.
- A web portfolio of data visualization sketches.
- Or, if none of the above are available, feel free to get creative! Perhaps include a recorded live demo; share a link to a recorded presentation at a conference or meetup; or, even share raw notes captured from your notebook!
Send a cover letter (describe why you want to work at Parse.ly, and in this job, in particular), CV/resume, and links to projects or code, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to indicate you are applying for the “Frontend Engineer” role.