Job Description 

We’re looking for people who are passionate about crafting phenomenal web applications.

As a Frontend Engineer you’ll use your extensive knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to improve the Slack web client, a complex in-browser application relied upon by millions of users every day. You will work with real-time data streams, engineer for performance across browsers, and delight people by making the best software we can imagine. You will collaborate closely with Product, Design, Application Engineering, and QA to spec, conceptualize, build, test and deploy new features for our large (and growing!) user base.

We’re currently hiring various levels of Frontend Engineers across pillars such as Conversations-Search-Channels, Virtual HQ, Client Capabilities, Network, Expansion, Internal Tools, Platform, and many others!

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture; we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and above all, collaborative.

What you will be doing 

• You’ll brainstorm with Product Managers and Designers to conceptualize new features

• You’ll collaborate with Application Engineering to build new features for our large-and-growing user base

• You’ll learn about new web technologies and discuss potential solutions to problems

• You’ll help our skilled support team triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues

• You’ll mentor other engineers and deeply review code


What you should have

• 4+ years of experience writing client-side JavaScript and React Framework

• Expertise in building complex layouts with CSS and HTML

• Experience building and debugging complex systems in a team environment

• Experience with modern browser technologies

• Strong UX and design sensibilities, and a desire to sweat the small stuff

• Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and empathy

• Self-awareness and a desire to continually improve

• You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.

• Partner closely with Product and Design with a user-centered approach in crafting scaled web applications.


Bonus Points

• Experience with Typescript

• Experience with WebRTC

• Experience investigating and improving JavaScript performance

• Experience with WebSockets, Local Storage, or ES6

• Experience in small startup environments

• Experience designing web sites or applications

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