Senior Front-End Developer

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At Stack Overflow, our mission is to serve developers. Whether we’re helping developers get answers to their questions or find new jobs, we build products that make millions of developers’ lives better every day. Our goal is to create a community and a company where every developer feels welcome to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

As a senior front-end engineer at Stack Overflow, you’ll work closely with the Design Systems Lead on our design system, Stacks. There you’ll create and ship accessible, highly performant, reusable components to Stack Overflow’s developers and users across all its products. You’ll be responsible for anything from the larger technical choices (frameworks, package delivery), to implementation (building and documenting individual components). You’ll also work with other designers, engineers, and product managers on ongoing user interface refactors to migrate existing front-end to our shared Stacks library. Some recent projects we've been working on include:

Company-wide:

  • Our newest products, Stack Overflow for Teams and for Enterprise, which give organizations a private, secure home for their team’s questions and answers.
  • New experiments on Stack Overflow Talent and Advertising to help companies reach and engage developers with job and advertising opportunities.
  • Continuous improvements to Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow including tools, UX improvements, and features for community members and moderators alike.
  • Developing internal tools to automate time-consuming processes for other developers and members of the company and community.

Stacks-specific

  • Enabling dark mode on Stack Overflow
  • Centralizing and rebuilding theming across our Teams, Collectives, Stack Exchange Network products.
  • Converting the entirety of Stack Overflow to responsive layouts and removing our mobile-specific views.
Skills & RequirementsWhat you’ll do:
  • Help vet current and future front-end technology choices and best practices for building Stack Overflow and Stacks.
  • Build and document individual Stacks components as defined in our roadmap.
  • Maintain and refactor existing, mature Stacks components.
  • Lead refactors of the Stack Overflow codebase to use Stacks components.
  • Identify pain points in our front-end tooling and workflow and help deliver improvements.
  • Help lead and evangelize company-wide accessibility efforts.
  • Help hire and lead additional front-end developers across the company.
  • Work with the larger engineering team to evangelize and unblock developers working on their daily front-end tasks.
Technologies you’ll work with (for now):
  • Our JavaScript is mostly written in jQuery, with some TypeScript. Stacks JavaScript libraries are written in TypeScript with Stimulus.js as our events framework.
  • Documentation pages are built using 11ty and published via Netlify.
  • We pre-process our CSS with Less. Outside of our components, we use atomic CSS.
  • You’ll be interacting with our core codebases, which are .NET MVC using Razor views.
What we want to see:
  • You’ve been doing this for a few years, ideally at or near Stack Overflow’s scale.
  • You’ve helped lead fellow developers.
  • You’ve helped audit and remediate accessibility issues in a legacy codebase.
  • Experience in multi-tenant environments. We ship a single design system across a few products.
  • Experience in modern JavaScript workflows and tooling like virtualized DOMs, single page applications, vanilla JavaScript, TypeScript, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience building, shipping, and advocating for accessible components.
  • You’re highly organized and have the ability to work independently.
  • A passion for beautiful user interfaces and great user experiences. You might have even considered being a designer at some point.

Also note: If this job interests you but you aren’t certain if you meet all of the requirements, apply anyway!

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive Base Salary 
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and paid sick days
  • Stock options
  • Completely free health insurance (no copay, no premiums)
  • 401K match
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Employees will never be poked with a sharp stick

If your role is not located in one of our offices…. We’ll reimburse you up to $2,000 to set up a great home office.

If you want to work in our office… You’ll be in our headquarters in New York City, and enjoy additional benefits like free lunches, transportation reimbursement, and all the espresso you can drink.

Work Environment:

We’re a remote-friendly team. Whether you work remotely or work out of our New York office (re-opening voluntarily Fall 2021), you’ll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams).

Employment is conditioned upon successfully completing a background check and having the appropriate legal right to work.

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this:

Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • LookerAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Conveniently located in lower Manhattan, just blocks from the water with unbelievable 360º views of the city, East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

An Insider's view of Stack Overflow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I'm mostly remote, and I occasionally visit the office. Being new to the office space, I didn't know what to expect. Everyone was friendly and immediately introduced themselves. The office has a relaxing atmosphere, and the office staff ensures you have everything you need.

Dee

Senior Program Manager

What does your typical day look like?

I'm an early riser, and having the flexibility to structure my day in a way that works best for me is a huge benefit. I elect to work east coast hours though I'm based in Washington State, which means my afternoons and evenings are free for hiking, rock climbing, paddleboarding, or mountain biking. It's an excellent balance that keeps me inspired.

Eric

Manager, Customer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

During my time at Stack, I've been encouraged to set goals that are not only team and project-based, but also career-based. Over the past two years, Stack has supported me in taking online courses to improve my front-end, UX research, and graphic design skill sets, which have been invaluable to my career growth.

Phoebe

Product Designer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I love that Stack Overflow is highly collaborative. It's common to have Marketing, Product, Sales, and Engineering involved in at the earliest stages of a project. We value diverse perspectives and nearly everything is done cross-functionally. That's reflected in our internal kudos tool where nearly all of the shoutouts span multiple teams.

Khalid

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

How does the company support your career growth?

Stack Overflow invests in technology, coaching, and numerous resources to enable sales reps to upskill and succeed. The servant leadership culture supports my career growth because managers create a culture of trust, foster leadership in others, and build camaraderie amongst teammates. The support lets us put customers first and grow our careers!

Chris

Senior Account Executive, Advertising

What are Stack Overflow Perks + Benefits

Stack Overflow Benefits Overview

From the beginning, Stack Overflow’s mission has been to be the best place anyone has ever worked. We make an extra effort to provide everything a person could ever want in a company, from completely free medical insurance to a professional development budget. Stack Overflow truly cares about our employees as people, and we have provided benefits that reflect how people really live.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have employee resources groups ranging from Asian & Pacific Islanders, Black & Brown, LGBTQ+, Mental Illness & Neurodiversity, Moxie, Solo Parents, & more. All started from our very own employees.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the costs of preventative care, including x-rays for you and your family!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan cover you and your family with a $150 credit towards lenses or frames each year for after a $20 copay for an eye exam.
Health Insurance Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the medical costs, from prescriptions to copays to major medical events (such as births!) through an employer-funded HRA for you and your family!
Life Insurance
Employees are provided a $50,000 life insurance policy, with no premiums associated. If you would like supplemental insurance over and above that, a small amount will be deducted from your paycheck.
Wellness Programs
In addition to reimbursing up to $150 per month toward gym memberships or fitness class costs, we host virtual yoga sessions.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Stack Overflow provides a Roth IRA and Regular 401(K) options for our employees.
401(K) Matching
Stack Overflow matches 100% of employee contributions up to 3% on earnings and 50% of employee contributions between 3% and 5% of earnings. The company match is vested immediately.
Company Equity
As Stack Overflow isn’t public, employees are provided stock options upon their start, and then issued more upon later in their tenure for evergreen or promotion grants.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All of our employees receive stock options with their offer letter.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Stack Overflow allows employees to participate in a DCA (Dependent Care Account), and employees can put up to $5,000 a year pre-taxed toward expenses for day camps, preschool, or au pair fees.
Generous Parental Leave
For employees who have worked here a year, Stack Overflow provides 16 weeks at 100% pay. This goes for adoptions, too. Upon their return to work, new parents can expense up to $500 for take-out meals.
Flexible Work Schedule
Stack has employees all over the world across many departments. While in the NY office hours are generally 9am-5pm, it is flexible and employees can generally work the hours they choose.
Remote Work Program
Before the pandemic, we were 40% remote. Today, we’re mostly remote and provide hybrid options in NYC. So long as your timezone works for your team, work where you want.
Family Medical Leave
Stack Overflow provides 12 weeks of unpaid time, and also 7 days of paid leave per 12-month period in order to provide care for a family member who requires it of the employee.
Adoption Assistance
We assist our employees by offering financial assistance in the adoption of a child. We'll reimburse up to $5,000 to use towards legal expenses, adoption agencies or other adoption professional fees.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Each US employee at Stack Overflow earns 20 vacation days on a regular accrual schedule per paycheck. Upon reaching the third year of employment, employees earn 25 days per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
All employees are entitled to take up to 4 days of paid time off ‘Volunteer Days’ each year.
Sabbatical
By 5th year of employment, they’ve earned dedicated time to relax and reset! Stack Overflow provides 4 weeks of paid time off and 1 week of credit added to your account.
Paid Holidays
Stack Overflow provides paid time off on all major federal holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Stack Overflow has unlimited sick days, though if employees are out more than a consecutive seven days, they could be eligible for Short Term Disability Leave and covered through our insurance.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stack Overflow employees are encouraged to wear whatever makes them comfortable! Jeans and t-shirts are the norm. Whenever you see someone in a suit, you know they are here interviewing! :)
Commuter Benefits
Stack Overflow provides $130 toward commuter fees each month. Employees can choose between most NYC public transportation options include a monthly unlimited metrocard (most common).
Company Outings
Since so many teams have members who operate across many locations, department meet-ups are typically scheduled annually.
Free Daily Meals
Stack Overflow provides a wide selection from our partner Cater2.me that delivers delicious and nutritious lunches each day the office is open.
Game Room
While Stack doesn’t have a designated game room, there are various gaming stations throughout the office, including but not limited to: an Xbox, a Nintendo Switch, a dartboard, and a ping pong table
Stocked Kitchen
If lunches weren’t enough for you, Stack Overflow also provides fully stocked pantry shelves ("Snack Overflow"), fresh fruit, fridges, and cabinets for all breakfast and snack needs.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Stack Overflow reimburses up to $150 per month toward gym memberships, fitness classes, or equipment costs.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Remote employees will also be provided with a one-time reimbursable allowance of the equivalent of up to $2,000 USD to purchase office furniture, monitor, and computer peripherals.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Each employee is eligible for up to $2,500 for continuing education, conferences, etc. to advance their skills and knowledge each year.
Tuition Reimbursement
Stack Overflow provides employees who have been employed for 6 months with up to $5,250 in employer education assistance benefits tax-free each year for undergraduate or graduate courses that qualify.
Diversity Program
Stack Overflow takes diversity and inclusion seriously and firmly believes diverse teams build better products. We have several active affinity groups who host Slack channels and meetups.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We really think about the experiences of our employees and how we can make lives easier. Little things like the remote employee holiday party stipend, or the take out reimbursement for new parents - these are small gestures, but show how we really understand our employees and support them in each aspect of their lives. Stack Overflow truly believes in everyone being able to bring their full selves to work.

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