Staff Engineer, Front-End Performance at Minted
San Francisco, CA, US
Minted is looking for a Front-End Engineer to join our newly-formed Latency Engineering team. Latency Engineering provides a central resource for managing site performance across the entire organization. If you join this team, you will be leading projects to improve the performance of Minted's software application stack.

You will:

    • Reduce apparent site latency for the end user
    • Increase SEO rankings by providing a faster site for search engine indexing
    • Improve scalability to manage site speed, accounting for geographic/seasonal differences
    • Hold the line on site performance during development and release cycles
    • Determine the critical site performance metrics that impact user satisfaction
    • Engage with application teams during project planning, providing analysis and guidance to help teams achieve latency targets
    • Propose and prototype library optimizations used by engineering teams across the company
    • Research, architect, build and operationalize performance gates in our CI/CD system

You are:

    • Obsessive about creating beautiful responsive web experiences
    • Up to speed with the latest web technologies and industry best practices
    • Highly collaborative in working style and an effective communicator
    • Able to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
    • Not afraid of getting into the weeds and doing the work yourself, if needed

You have:

    • 6+ years professional experience as a software developer
    • 3+ years best practices experience with React (preferred), Angular, or Ember
    • Deep understanding of how to create highly performant and accessible UXs
    • Strong programming skills in JavaScript on both the frontend and backend
    • Experience designing scalable web applications and predicting scope and risks
    • Passion for simplicity, code craftsmanship, and design
    • A healthy appetite for disruptive innovation
    • BS or equivalent experience

Bonus:

    • Experience in tuning latency for bounce rate and SEO purposes
    • Experience with Linux performance tools (perf analysis)
    • Experience with Python, Java
    • Experience with TensorFlow, Caffe2, or PyTorch
    • Stream processing system experience like Spark Streaming, Cloud Dataflow, Apache Flink, Apache Beam
About Minted
 
Minted is a design platform whose mission it is to bring the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 40 million homes worldwide.
 
Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.
 
Minted is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employs 350+ full-time employees plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. The company has raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners.  Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.
 
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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