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Helping businesses succeed through shipping

Senior Front End Engineer

$120k – $160k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Shippo lowers the barriers to shipping for businesses around the world. As free and fast shipping becomes the norm, better access to shipping is a competitive advantage for businesses. Through Shippo, ecommerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms are able to connect to multiple shipping carriers around the world from one API and dashboard. Businesses can get shipping rates, print labels, automate international documents, track shipments, and facilitate returns. Internally, we think of Shippo as the building blocks of shipping. Shippos are a diverse set of individuals.

Join us to build the foundations of something great, roll up your sleeves and get important work done everyday. Founded in 2013, we are a proud team based out of San Francisco. Shippo’s investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Uncork Capital, VersionOne Ventures, FundersClub and others.

As a Front End Engineer, you will be responsible for the Shippo experience across all of product’s web properties. As a member of the engineering team, you will work jointly with the design team to create beautiful, interactive, and responsive interfaces. You will lead in the implementation of the user interfaces, developing new pages end-to-end on your own or assisting and working with other team members in the implementation.


Provide early input to design team to streamline designs for implementation, participate in design reviews for new features, products, and systems
Collaborate with design team to build a tool for creating interactive interfaces and create rapid prototypes of design concepts as well as responsive and accessible designs
Architect UI layer to maximize design and code reuse, lead in the implementation of a UI testing framework and tests, deploy new pages and features
Mentor other team members and grow UI competencies in the engineering team, provide feedback to improve the usability of the product and reduce the complexity of the user interface
Keep up-to-date with high performance best practices, conduct performance tests regularly, and optimize web pages continuously and evangelize the adoption of developments of HTML, CSS, and JS


3+ years of experience in front-end application development
Expert knowledge of web technologies, and latest developments across HTML, CSS, and Javascript ecosystems
Experience building and maintaining a codebase using a client-side framework (Ember, React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
Working experience with server-side programming languages (Python, Java, or Scala), and MVC frameworks
Past experience and success creating extensible style library and organizing code for reuse and maintainability
Knowledge and understanding of best practices for high performance web sites
Familiar with creating responsive web experiences leveraging browser and device capabilities, making use of emerging tools and best practices
Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates and AJAX
Interest in and understanding of security practices and test automation
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate with non-technical team members with a deep understanding of customer needs and passion for customer success
BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferred Experience

Experience with our application stack: Django and Ember.js
Experience with D3 or other data visualization libraries


Benefits: medical, dental, vision (90% covered by the company, incl. dependents)
Take-as-much-as-you-need vacation policy + flexible work hours, remote working possible
Free lunch / drinks / snacks
Fun team events outside of work hours - happy hours, “escape the room” adventures, hikes, and more!

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