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front-end programmer

Posted: September 22, 2022
Company name: craigslist
Location: California
Country: United States
Pay rate: $market
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: no
Description: craigslist seeks front-end developers to:
imagine, design, implement, test, and roll out new features
help improve and evolve the craigslist desktop website, mobile website, and React Native mobile app
ship code daily and see it loved (or hated) by millions
enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, idealistic, fun-loving workplace

Required skills:
proficiency with Perl in a web environment,
deep understanding of JavaScript/ES6, CSS/LESS, HTML
deep understanding of front end web development and optimization
fluent in engaging, accessible, cross-browser, responsive web design
prolific troubleshooting and problem solving skills
well-grounded in basic UI/UX design principles

Experience with any of the following is beneficial, but not required:
React Native
UI libraries and frameworks
large scale, big traffic, high performance websites
website security, cross-site scripting & other vulnerabilities
API design and maintenance
mobile app design, supporting mobile platforms
integrated mapping technologies
Linux/UNIX, Python, C/C++, golang

The ideal candidate:
self-motivated and highly productive
a data-driven problem solver
passionate about helping (and delighting) end users
loves learning and teaching others
passion for automation
makes teammates better
resourceful and adaptable
communicates effectively
A sampling of the technologies we work with includes:
Linux, Apache, Mojolicious, MySQL, Perl
Python, Node.js, C/C++, golang
JavaScript, React Native
redis, SQLite
craigslist offers:
an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
a small team (~50) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
non-garden-variety tech challenges at billions-of-page-views-per-day
a tech nirvana, free from VCs, MBAs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
competitive market rates for you -- free classifieds for humanity
craigslist benefits include:
100% paid (including eligible dependents) health and dental insurance
craigslist-provided health reimbursement account ($4K-$10K)
3-to-1 match on employee charitable donations (up to 10% of salary)
401(k) matching program (up to 6% of salary), with immediate vesting
4 weeks paid time off; 10 paid holidays
wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
SF HQ with 25' ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks
Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Interviews are being conducted virtually. All craigslist staff are currently working from home.

To apply, please send a cover email highlighting your experience and interests as they relate to this position and paste your plain text resume into the body of the email with 'front-end programmer' in the subject line. No attachments please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer. craigslist policy prohibits discrimination based on age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV status), mental or physical disability, national origin and ancestry (including language use and holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Desired skills: Perl
Website for more information: www.craigslist.org
Contact information: progjobs@craigslist.org

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