Web Developer at Braze

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WHO WE ARE

Braze delivers customer experiences across email, mobile, SMS, and web. Customers, including Seamless, HBO, Disney, Urban Outfitters, and Venmo, use the Braze platform to facilitate real-time experiences between brands and consumers in a more authentic and human way. And we do it at scale – each month, tens of billions of messages are sent to a network of over 2 billion active users through Braze.

Need more proof? Braze was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms in 2019 and the Forbes Cloud 100. The company has also been selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work (2019 and 2020), and Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC (2019 and 2020).

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Braze is looking for a skilled web developer to help grow our MarTech and Ops team. This person will play an integral role in developing and executing on marketing tactics to not only drive revenue, but enrich the web experience for visitors to Braze.com. This role will own the full development lifecycle and continually build and optimize both the frontend and backend of the website.

A key part of the Demand Generation team, you will execute on direct outputs from the marketing strategy and implement strategic iterations to Braze.com in an effort to create better pipeline-driving experiences for our prospects and customers. We’re looking for a developer that loves to mix their passion for web development with a desire for pushing web analytics and marketing tech to the next level.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Dive straight into the transformation of Braze.com’s 2020 new website redesign! We’re currently in the midst of a complete website rebuild and there’s no better time than now to join Braze and be instrumental in laying our web stack foundation for what’s to come. 
  • Own and manage our Heroku instance. Braze.com is in the middle of migrating to Heroku from AWS and you’ll be responsible for architecting our entirely new hosting stack by re-designing our deployment protocols, maintaining our CI, and optimizing our databases. 
  • Our CMS is built on Craft and you’ll be creating scalable page templates to leverage in our marketing programs.
  • Help shepherd improvements to our web dev processes. We’re a relatively new team which means there’s a huge opportunity in front of you to lead and standardize process related to sprint planning, deployments, and feature roadmapping 
  • Contribute to website development with a highly technical approach around analytics, SEO optimization, and delivery of quality traffic to the website
  • Partner with stakeholders across the organization to scope new web pages or section needs and develop a plan for evaluating asks. 
  • Create attention-grabbing experiences by helping to identify emerging trends, and working to implement them as appropriate across our marketing properties.
  • Manage Google Analytics and set up dashboards and custom events to monitor and analyze site performance and provide recommendations for content updates or areas of optimization. 
  • Leverage website monitoring tools and unit testing to ensure we find opportunities to improve our site and increase the quality of our deployments. 

WHO YOU ARE

You have a deep understanding of what it takes to manage a website including minimizing technical debt, maintaining SEO best practices, and finding the simplest way to achieve complex and high impact problems. 

  • 6+ years of web development experience
  • Deep expertise and hands-on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML5, CSS (Sass), JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, TypeScript, and API's.
  • Extensive CMS experience developing on Wordpress or Craft
  • Comfortable with JavaScript libraries (React, jQuery, Vue), JavaScript module loaders (RequireJS), templating languages, Github
  • Working knowledge of Node, unit testing, a/b testing - we use Optimizely and exploring Selenium
  • Deep knowledge of website hosting and managing databases, specifically via the Heroku platform
  • Strong communicator and experience working on a marketing team
  • Familiarity in building high performance responsive websites
  • Prior experience working with professional design teams

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Flexible time off policy to balance your work and life, including paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch in the office (when we return to the office!), including snacks and beverages
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun loving office culture

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AfterEffectsDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Easily accessible from Penn Station and Hudson Yards.

An Insider's view of Braze

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, a different department hosts a social event - this provides a great opportunity to get to know and collaborate with people across teams. In addition to broader team social events, we also host a quarterly team outing where we do team building activities and socialize outside the office. It’s really fun!

Zana

Business Development Manager, East

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with teams from across marketing, as well as from a variety of different departments—from customer success to product—to inform the content we create. Thankfully, the people at Braze aren’t just really smart; they’re also thoughtful and kind. That makes collaboration easier and something I look forward to every day.

Todd

Managing Editor, Content Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Braze, we refer to work-life balance as work-life harmony -- and we strongly value it. Our flexible paid-time-off policy gives team members the ability to take time off in the way that suits them best.

Andrew

Senior Manager, People Relations

What are Braze Perks + Benefits

Braze Benefits Overview

Our health, dental, and vision plans are among the best out there — a happy team member is a healthy one. Our flexible time-off policy lets you balance your work and life in the way that suits you best, and includes paid parental leave. Globally, we support you as you plan for your future, through regionally tailored programs like 401(k) matching through Betterment in the US. When it comes to snacks in the office, we've got you covered — and lunch is on us every single day. When it comes to engaging in the community, we take it seriously. Each year we send team members to conferences around the world to engage with the developer community and learn the latest and greatest updates in all of the technologies we use. And lastly, we support your professional growth through formal career pathing, the Braze University learning platform, and ongoing enablement to foster success. Want more? Further your education with tuition reimbursement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In addition to volunteering in our communities globally, our Braze Cares program focuses on charitable giving. Employees can curate donation funds to support causes and Braze matches $100 per employee
Partners with Nonprofits
We have a partnership in NYC with New York Edge, a nonprofit bridging the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs to improve academic performance, health & wellness & more.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a number of ERGs to help enhance our employees' experience while working with us. Including [email protected], [email protected], Femmentor, Healthy Minds @ Braze, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
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