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Senior Backend Engineer, Access Control

Company: Webflow
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 14, 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.
We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Access Control team to enable our engineering team to build more efficiently so we can further our mission of bringing visual development superpowers to everyone.
About the role


  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada)
  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Exempt
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different geographic markets. We've structured the base pay ranges for this role into zones for our geographic markets, and the specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate's geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.

    • United States (all figures cited below in USD and pertain to workers in the United States)

      • Zone A: $162,500 - $216,050
      • Zone B: $152,700 - $203,100
      • Zone C: $143,00 - $190,150


      • Canada (All figures cited below in CAD and pertain to workers in ON & BC, Canada)

        • CAD 184,600 - CAD 245,500





        • Please visit ourfor more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

        • Reporting to the Senior EM

          As Senior Software Engineer, you'll:

          • Build and maintain shared services and user interfaces including, but not limited to: access control, permission capabilities, and other permission management aspects of the system
          • Collaborate with software engineers, product managers, designers, and QA analysts in an autonomous, supportive team environment
          • Identify, develop, and document APIs for Webflow's internal and external access control systems
          • Solve problems in a highly technical platform that empowers thousands of users
          • Improve our planning, development, and deployment processes to help you and your fellow team members
          • Mentor, coach, and inspire a team members of various levels

            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 in this role if you:

            • Have 5+ years developing and deploying web applications, with a proven track record of shipping to market.
            • Excellent organization and communication skills, both verbal and written.
            • Experience with innovating incremental solutions within existing systems
            • Have worked on complex issues where the analysis requires an in-depth knowledge of the product and existing architecture.
            • Can debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
            • Take pride in taking ownership and driving projects to business impact
            • Proven experience building complex web systems, including testing and documentation
            • Are familiar with one or more Javascript type systems (we use TypeScript here) and have some node.js experience
            • Are comfortable working in an agile, safe-to-fail environment

              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 (full-time employees working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent care Flexible Spending Account (US only), dependent on insurance plan selection where applicable in the respective country of employment; Employees may also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness where applicable in the respective country of employment
                  • 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 (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit); Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
                  • Flexible PTO with a mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off for all locations (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit), and sabbatical program
                  • Access to mental wellness and professional coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
                  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, smart work, and professional growth
                  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
                  • 401k plan and pension schemes (in countries where statutorily required) financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
                  • Discounted Pet Insurance offering (US only)
                  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees

                    Be you, with us
                    At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity (EEO)/Veterans/Disabled Employer and areto 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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Webflow will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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                    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.
                    For information about how Webflow processes your personal information, please review.


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