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Senior Software Engineer at Buffer (REMOTE, WORLDWIDE $191,071/Annum)


About Buffer

At Buffer, we make social media and brand-building software for small businesses, creators, and individuals. Our mission is to provide essential tools to help small businesses get off the ground and grow. Through exceptional customer service and uplifting content, we help our customers believe they can succeed and do good along the way.

We’re a fully distributed team, and we’ve always aimed to do things a little differently at Buffer. Since the early days, we’ve had a focus on building one of the most unique and fulfilling workplaces by rethinking a lot of traditional practices. We also default to transparency, so you can read all about our metrics, and our successes and failures along the way on our Transparency Dashboard. 

Our team is made up of amazing individuals who hail from startups to the theater from all over the world – we value diverse and non-traditional backgrounds and encourage all those who are interested in joining the journey to apply.

Full-time: Remote

Salary range: $147,826 – $191,071 USD


What you’ll be doing;

  • You will join the Channels team responsible for core parts of Buffer’s product, including channel connections, scheduling and publishing posts, analytics, and 3rd party integrations. 
  • You will write and ship high-quality, tested, and efficient code that contributes to Buffer’s goals.
  • You will join the engineering on-call rotation and support your team in keeping the light on the services we own by responding to incidents, fixing bugs, and performing day-to-day maintenance operations.
  • You will lead frontend direction within the Channels team and contribute to cross-team initiatives defining our frontend engineering standards to improve the consistency and quality of our codebases and processes.
  • You will provide technical guidance to your peers through mentoring and code reviews.
  • You will instrument data tracking on the features you develop to help analyze usage and adoption after release.
  • You will work closely with product managers, designers, and customer advocates to understand the needs of our users and assess the feasibility of various solutions to address these needs.
Working at Buffer is collaborative and positive, thanks to our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you’ll work together as a team in order to test and confirm our ideas.

Helpful skills and experience

  • You have experience building feature-rich frontend applications using modern technology. At Buffer, we use JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and GraphQL. While we are looking for an engineer with strong frontend expertise, we also want you to have experience across the stack, including working with distributed systems, message queues, databases, and different APIs.
  • You acted as technical lead, owning the discovery, architecture design, delivery planning, and execution of complex projects, collaborating with other engineering teams and cross-functional peers across the organization.
  • You have experience building SAAS products and operating services at scale.
  • You are passionate about writing simple, maintainable, and tested code, and you take a balanced approach to product engineering, embracing pragmatism over perfection in your work.
  • You are product-minded, meaning you have a strong interest in the product itself. You understand how customers use Buffer and why decisions are made. You empathize with customer needs and are passionate about creating delightful customer experiences.
  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills and enjoy sharing knowledge with your teammates.
  • We value the depth and quality of your experience over counting years. That said, successful applicants typically have 5+ years of development experience.

Method of Application; 

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