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Senior Backend Engineer, Styles

Company: Webflow
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Webflow, our mission is to bring development superpowers to everyone. Webflow is the leading visual development platform for building powerful websites without writing code. By combining modern web development technologies into one platform, Webflow enables people to build websites visually, saving engineering time, while clean code seamlessly generates in the background. From independent designers and creative agencies to Fortune 500 companies, millions worldwide use Webflow to be more nimble, creative, and collaborative. It's the web, made better.
The Styles team is responsible for building and investing in the design capabilities of our core product to empower millions of designers worldwide to easily adopt Webflow to build, manage and scale any number of sites efficiently.
We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join the Styles team and lead the team to deliver impactful features for our customers to build highly personalized web experiences. In this role you will execute the technical direction and be a mentor & partner to other engineers on the team. Additionally, you will help lead cross-functional efforts to drive even greater impact.
About the role


  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada)
  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different US geographic markets. The base pay for this role ranges from $143,000 in our lowest geographic market up to $198,000 in our highest geographic market. These figures are in $USD and apply to candidates in the United States. The specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate's geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
  • Reportingto the Engineering Manager

    As a Senior Backend Engineer, you'll ---

    • Design and implement scalable backend services
    • Drive cross-pillar collaboration with software engineers, product managers, designers, and QA analysts in an autonomous, supportive team environment
    • Effectively communicate team priorities and strategy to engineering and cross-functional leadership teams
    • Build and maintain unit and integration tests
    • Provide clarity on processes and priorities to cross-pillar partners and other engineers on the team
    • Mentor other engineers on best practices, code design considerations, and quality

      In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we'll help you incorporate them into your role.
      About you
      You'll thrive as a/an Senior Backend Engineer, Styles if you:

      • Have 5+ years of experience in scalable, multi-tenant environments
      • Have 2+ years experience working with feature teams on customer-facing products, shipping and iterating to solve customer problems
      • Value testing and documentation equally as much as your code
      • Are comfortable with ambiguity and scoping solutions with your teammates
      • Are comfortable working on Javascript/Typescript, MongoDB and Node.
      • Have consistently communicated trade offs throughout a project to meet both technical and business requirements
      • Enjoy high-visibility work and presenting to executive counterparts
      • Get excited about encouraging and developing other engineers

        Even if you don't meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Research shows that you may still be considered for a role if you meet just half of the requirements.
        Our Core Behaviors:

        • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we're building and who we're building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what's possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers.
        • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment.
        • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don't sugarcoat things - and we do so with respect, maturity, and care.
        • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates.

          Benefits & wellness

          • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
          • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (US; full-time Canadian workers working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent on insurance plan selection. Employees also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness
          • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave. Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
          • Flexible PTO with an mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off, and sabbatical program
          • Access to mental wellness coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
          • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, as well as smart work, and annual stipends to support professional growth
          • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
          • 401k plan and financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
          • Commuter benefits for in-office workers

            Be you, with us
            At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
            Stay connected
            Not ready to apply, but want to be part of the Webflow community? Consider following our story on our Webflow Blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, and/or Glassdoor.
            Please note:
            To join Webflow, you'll need valid U.S. or Canadian work authorization depending on the country of employment.
            If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.
            Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Webflow. Please consult our to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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Keywords: Webflow, San Francisco , Senior Backend Engineer, Styles, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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