Zapier Full Stack Engineer - North America

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Hi there!

We're looking for a Frontend Engineer to join the Strategic Applications engineering team at Zapier. This team leans heavily into experimentation, creating new ways for users to automate and interact with the software they use every day. As a full stack engineer you’ll leverage Python and Node.js to create, consume and expose APIs and web services, as well as building components in React. 

Are you interested in collaborating with incredibly smart people to build great software that connects thousands of different web applications? Then read on.

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. We hope you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

About You

You know how to build scalable web apps. You have at least 4+ years of software development experience building web based software products. You’ve worked across the stack, and though you may know more front end frameworks or building web services, you can dive into any aspect of an application. Zapier is built on Python, Django, React, Node.js, and AWS. It’s a big plus if you have experience with these languages and frameworks. 

You know how to build frontend components. You’ve used a modern frontend framework to develop frontend components. You value user experience and think about reuse as well. 

You value code quality. You understand that testing your code and good code coverage is essential in delivering a solid product. You know how to document well and lean on automation whenever possible. You have an understanding of tech debt and can formulate a plan to address it, but know how to ship production ready code.

You have a systems oriented mindset. You understand how to design systems in a distributed manner across hundreds (and even thousands) of servers, and understand how interdependencies can affect what you build.  -Zapier handles 100s of millions of API calls every week and is growing fast.

You value our values. At Zapier, our values are at the heart of how we work together and how we think about our customers. In our remote setting, they help develop trust and ensure we work and collaborate together to democratize automation. You see how these values can empower meaningful work, you thrive in a collaborative setting, you are eager to continue growing and you’re excited to be part of the team. 

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a fast-growing,  remote-first company. You'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Building and scaling web products that directly impact our customers or partners
  • Develop high performance Frontend applications using React and modern web technologies
  • Create tooling that enables automation that leverage other microservices in our architecture.
  • Translate several RESTful data sources to be used in a front-end application
  • Develop solutions based on containerized microservices in a cloud based infrastructure
  • Run experiments and tests to learn what techniques work best at keeping users engaged and informed
  • Monitor reliability and performance through dashboards and tools to ensure availability
  • Dig into bugs and feature requests 
  • Work with teams and stakeholders across Zapier - marketing, partnerships, companies - to help them deliver value to customers in new and exciting ways
  • Help other engineers on the team and across Zapier
  • As a part of Zapier's all-hands philosophy, help customers via support to ensure they have the best experience possible.

How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we usually would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

About Zapier

Since 2011, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have a significant impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small groups mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.

The Whole Package

Location: North America

We are a globally distributed company with over 350 team members all over the world. We live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (we pay based on the norms of your country)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2-3 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-, Canadian- and UK-based employees.

Optional: Share anonymously some demographic information about yourself to help us better track trends related to the backgrounds of candidates interested in working at Zapier in order for us to build a team that represents the users at Zapier and the broader world population.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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