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Design marketplace that connects people with the world’s best artists

Staff Software Engineer - Frontend Performance (6+ years of experience)

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Staff Engineer, Front-End Performance

Minted is looking for a Front-End Engineer to join our newly-formed Latency Engineering team. Latency Engineering provides a central resource for managing site performance across the entire organization. If you join this team, you will be working on projects to improve the performance of Minted's software application stack with goals of:

-Reducing apparent site latency for the end user
-Improving scalability to manage site speed, accounting for geographic/seasonal differences
-Holding the line on site performance during the release cycle
-Early detection of performance regressions during development cycles

To take (only a few) examples, you might:
-Determine the critical site performance metrics that impact user satisfaction
-Engage with application teams during project planning, providing analysis and guidance to help teams achieve latency targets
-Propose and prototype library optimizations used by engineering teams across the company
-Research, architect, build and operationalize a system to detect performance regressions in our application stack

You have (many of the following):
-6+ years professional experience as a software developer (3+ years front-end)
-Deep understanding of how to create high performance and highly accessible UXs
-Strong programming skills in JavaScript on both the frontend and backend
-Experience with a modern UI/application framework (React, Ember, Angular)
-Experience designing scalable web applications and predicting scope and risks
-Passion for simplicity, code craftsmanship, and design
-Healthy appetite for disruptive innovation
-BS in Computer Science or equal experience

Bonus points:
-Experience working in a fast-paced, agile e-commerce environment
-Experience with Node.js, React.js, and Redux
-Experience with Linux performance tools (perf analysis)
-Experience with Python, Java
-Experience with TensorFlow, Caffe2, or PyTorch
-Experience with Kafka or similar log structured storage
-Stream processing system experience like Spark Streaming, Cloud Dataflow, Apache Flink, Apache Beam

About Minted
Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.
Minted’s mission is to enable the design independence of both consumers and artists around the world, and the company is a platform for the strongest emerging artists in the world to be seen and discovered. We aim to build a lasting brand representing the most commercially successful design community in the world. Minted was founded by successful serial entrepreneur Mariam Naficy.

Minted is located in a beautiful office in downtown San Francisco and is backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, and angel investors including Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp. Minted is comprised of an experienced and entrepreneurial team. We come from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Yahoo, and Goldman Sachs and numerous disruptive startups. We are a passionate, creative, ambitious team. We provide a great opportunity to work with a stellar team and on a world-changing mission, all supported by a proven business model.

Healthcare benefits

Medical, dental, and vision

Equity benefits

Company meals

Catered lunch multiple times a week, plus coffee and snacks

Commuter benefits

Company events

Employee discount

50% Employee discounts at Minted.com and 25% for friends and family

Minted at a glance

Design marketplace that connects people with the world’s best artists

Minted focuses on Internet, E-Commerce, Crowdsourcing, Design, and Art. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Oakland. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Minted has raised $87M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014.

You can view their website at http://www.minted.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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