Webflow is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience

  • Worldwide
  • Full-Time
  • 2 applicants (4%)

Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience

Location: San Francisco HQ, US Remote, or ON/BC, Canada

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 Backend Engineer, Developer Experience to help us empower every developer at Webflow to be productive in contributing to our main Webflow product. We want teammates and contributors to be delighted by the experience of working on Webflow to have a feeling so strong that it becomes a key contributor to their happiness and an asset in our recruitment of new teammates. What is a delightful experience for developers exactly? While it’s different for everyone, these experiences all share common traits: reproducibility, predictability, short feedback loop, previewing changes.

Webflow is built on a typed javascript-based monorepo and involves a lot of tooling using AWS, Docker, IaC tools, and ARM-based Mac Local Environments. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable building on top of these tools as well as adding in new platforms to improve our processes.

About the role

  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada)
  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Our cash compensation amount for this role ranges from $130,000 – $178,000 for most US locations and $144,000 – $198,000 for US locations with a higher cost of labor. All figures cited above are in $USD and pertain to workers located in the United States. Pay is based on several factors including market location, and may vary depending on job related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering

As a Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience, you’ll

  • Design, develop, and maintain tools, services, and workflows that improve the developer experience. The CI/CD and release process are two examples.
  • Work closely with other teams to understand their needs and requirements, and incorporate them into your work.
  • Identify areas for improvement in the developer experience, and propose solutions to address them.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to other engineers on the team.
  • Collaborate with other teamfss to ensure that our development workflows are integrated with our overall development process.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies related to developer experience, and propose ways to incorporate them into our work.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the overall quality of our codebase.
  • Help drive the adoption of best practices in software development across the organization.

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 Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience if you:

  • Can’t stand when something is broken. You follow up by alerting the proper owners or you take initiative and fix it yourself.
  • Have deep expertise working with containers (building them, testing them, deploying them).
  • Are experienced working with public cloud providers like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • Have deep experience in scalable, multi-tenant environments.
  • Have experience leading projects, including helping scope and breakdown work.
  • Value testing and documentation equally as much as your code
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and scoping solutions with your teammates
  • Have consistently communicated trade offs throughout a project to meet both technical and business requirements
  • 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 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

Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holiday time off, accrued paid time off, paid leaves of absence, or company-sponsored perks.

Be you, with us

At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed 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.

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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.

Webflow requires all new employees to submit their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of their employment. Your failure to timely provide requested information, may result in the revocation of your offer or the termination of your employment, as applicable.

At this time, Webflow does not permit employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work out of any Webflow office, visit an office, or attend any in person work or company sponsored events. We will only consider individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for roles which require any in person work. If, due to the nature of your role, you are at any time required to work in person, but you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to applicable regulations, your employment may be terminated.

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