Algolia was built to help users deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps. We provide an API-first platform used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries to power state-of-the-art Search and Discovery experiences on their website, mobile apps, no matter what tech stack they’re using.

The Frontend Experiences (FX) team is responsible for inspiring and empowering Algolia users to build the best Algolia powered UI experiences for their needs. We imagine, create and decompose elaborated UI experiences into small blocks ready to be mixed and matched in our users’ apps. We maintain a set of UI libraries such as Autocomplete, which you may have come across while searching the Tailwind or React docs. We also maintain the InstantSearch library platform which unlock complex Search & Discovery use cases.

We don’t use a single framework, we use them all. Our libraries work on top of Angular, Vue.js, React but also plain JavaScript (“Vanilla JS”). We write specs for every feature we release. Our code is in TypeScript, fully open source and tested.

We're looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to join the Frontend Experiences (FX) team at Algolia. As a member, you will have a direct impact on the look and feel of Algolia powered UIs. You’ll help customers re-imagine the future of how people search and discover information. You will play a pivotal role in architecting and implementing open-source libraries, which are the face of Algolia’s Developer Experience.

YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:

  • Architect, design and develop new versions of InstantSearch libraries, as well as our Autocomplete library and Javascript API Client.
  • Implement new features, solve issues and analyse user's feedback on our popular open-source projects
  • Coordinate with our product, design and marketing teams on the release of new projects and websites
  • Take ownership, research, explore and deliver novel experiences
  • Teach us what we don't know and how you want to improve the search and discovery experiences
  • Participate (new features, bug fixes) to other popular open-source projects related to our project needs
  • Be a technical mentor and help the team grow
  • Help define engineering best practices and processes

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Good knowledge of JavaScript, TypeScript, the Frontend web ecosystem: DOM, frameworks, library crafting, bundlers
  • You have created at least one reusable module (private or public)
  • You have an eye for great user experiences (UX)
  • You like to help, teach and mentor your colleagues, in and outside the team.
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).
 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

 

 

REMOTE STRATEGY:

Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings.  Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Bucharest, and we will be opening a small office in Austin soon. https://www.algolia.com/about/

ABOUT US:

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash the power of search across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate. Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search, but search that converts at higher rates because of the relevancy. We help their customers find the right goods, offers, and content really quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else. Algolia helps businesses build and optimize the search and discovery experience resulting in significantly enhanced online engagement, increased conversion rates and enriched lifetime value that generates profitable growth. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined. Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

Founded in 2012, we're backed by $184M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven, DAG Ventures, Founders Circle, Owl Rock Capital, Point Nine Capital, SaaStr Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures and World Innovation Lab. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

READY TO APPLY?

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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