Associate Frontend Engineer, SmugMug

Mountain View, CA; Remote-WFH* Engineering

Are you interested in helping our software-development team make the online world a more beautiful place? Do you obsess about usability, security, and mobile-first design? SmugMug is searching for a front-end engineer to help us build the user experience to serve millions of customers and manage billions of their photos.

Your Role:

  • Work from inception to launch on projects that directly affect SmugMug customers’ experience, improve new-user experience, and contribute to customer acquisition.
  • Collaborate in crafting and developing intuitive, responsive interfaces in modern web technologies, working in react, redux, and ES6.
  • Incorporate and refine automated test coverage, A/B testing, accessibility, and build tooling.
  • Be active in code reviews and discussions to learn, share knowledge, and improve code quality across the codebase.
  • Work in a multi-functional agile team with back-end engineers, product managers, and designers to make swift decisions and ship rapid product iterations.
  • Diagnose and fix issues and participate in retrospectives to improve our processes and practices.
  • Collaborate with other departments across the company, including customer support, data science, marketing, operations, and QA to keep SmugMug delivering awesome and thrilling our customers!

You Have:

  • Experience building large-scale, server-based web applications
  • Strong experience working with HTML, CSS, and vanilla JavaScript
  • Experience with UX design, performance optimization, and debugging
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion to share knowledge with colleagues

Nice to Have:

  • BS in computer science or engineering equivalent
  • Experience with React, redux, functional programming principles
  • 1+ years of experience developing customer-facing single-page apps
  • Familiarity with web-form usability and security concerns
  • Familiarity with Google Tag Manager, Snowplow, Looker or other analytics tracking systems
  • Comfortable writing automated unit tests using mocha+chai or other testing frameworks
  • Localization experience
  • Familiarity with PHP
  • Experience building RESTful APIs
  • Experience coding for Node.js environments or AWS Lambda
  • Familiarity with npm or yarn, grunt, babel, or webpack
  • A passion for photography!

*Remote work applies to select states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

SmugMug is the world's largest and most influential photographer-centric platform, and we’re on a mission to expand our iconic, global brand. At SmugMug we hire great people and trust them to do right by our customers and our team. We strive to create an environment that nurtures personal and professional development and constant learning, and which allows everyone significant autonomy over their work. SmugMug values diversity, humility, and open collaboration. If you join us you will be part of a small but empowered team, moving quickly and making large contributions to our business. Meaningful, rewarding work and well-supported career development are imperative. Our goal is for this to be, by far, the most extraordinary work experience you will ever have.

We are committed to building a team that is as incredibly diverse and unique as our customers around the world. We welcome all backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and experiences. We deeply believe that a diverse team and an inclusive workplace make us stronger and enable us to serve our customers better.


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