This Frontend Engineer position for the Plan group is 100% remote.
A brief overview:
GitLab is building an open source, single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle—from project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security.
At GitLab, we live and breathe open source principles. This means our entire handbook is online, and with a few clicks you can find the details of future releases and an overview of the product vision you’d contribute to when working here.
We already have a large team of frontend engineers (70+) and are still rapidly growing. We more than doubled our frontend headcount in 2019 and are likely to double again in 2020.
As a frontend engineer at GitLab, you will be responsible for implementing and improving frontend features in the GitLab product. Each engineer is mapped to a stage group to help improve the products maturity level and increase SMAU. The work you’ll be overseeing will be impactful and highly visible to millions of our users across the globe.
Why should you apply for this team?
The Plan stage is a stage within the dev section whose goal is to provide powerful planning tools to keep everyone involved in the development lifecycle synchronized. Frontend engineers on this team can expect to work on one of the three groups within the stage:
- Project management: issue tracking, kanban boards, and time tracking
- Portfolio management: epics and roadmaps
- Certify: requirements management, quality management, and service desk
Frontend engineers on the team can expect to be an active stakeholder in building and contributing ideas towards our long term goals.
What you can expect in a Frontend Engineer role at GitLab:
- Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way
- You’ll work with Product Management and other stakeholders (Backend, UX, etc.) to iterate on new features within the GitLab product.
- Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
- Confidently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
- You'll help improve the overall experience of our product through improving the quality of the Frontend features both in your group and features that benefit other groups.
- You’ll help identify areas of improvements in the code base, both specific to your group and outside your group (eg. component library) and help contribute to make it better
- You’ll learn, collaborate and teach other Frontend Engineers. Everyone can contribute something new to the team regardless of how long they’ve been in the industry.
- You’ll fix prioritized issues from the issue tracker. These are typically bugs listed in a GitLab issue with an attached severity and priority label.
- You’ll contribute to and follow our workflow process, alongside the rest of the Frontend Engineers and the GitLab community as a whole.
Levels we are currently hiring for:
You should apply if you meet the following requirements:
- Experience with writing automated tests (eg. Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape)
- A solid understanding of core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)
- Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
- Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
- Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
- Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
- Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term
- Positive and solution-oriented mindset
- Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates
- An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
- Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
- Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
- Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
- Ability to use GitLab
Nice to have:
- Working knowledge of Ruby on Rails and Haml
- Experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a tech startup
- Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor
- Product company experience
- Experience working with a remote team
- Enterprise software company experience
- Developer platform/tool industry experience
- Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team
- Experience contributing to open source software
- Domain knowledge relevant to the product stage in which you are looking to join (eg. someone with CI/CD experience applying for the Verify & Release team)
- Selected candidates will be invited to complete a short written assessment.
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Global Recruiters
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 90 minute technical interview with either a Frontend Engineer or a Frontend Hiring Manager
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute behavioral interview with a Frontend Hiring Manager
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 60 minute interview with a Director of Engineering
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer.
What it’s like to work here at GitLab:
The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Because GitLabbers are currently located in 60 different countries, you’ll spend your time collaborating with kind, talented, and motivated colleagues from across the globe.
Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLabbers are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually. You can work incredibly flexible hours, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. Also, every nine months or so, we’ll invite you to our Contribute event.
Our hiring process for the Frontend Engineer position consists of the following steps. The compensation for the role can be found at the bottom of this page.