Sr. Engineer, Fullstack (Interfaces)


Job Posted: 4/30/24

Location: NAMER (CST-EST) + Europe

Hi there!

As Zapier continues to scale our mission to democratize automation, we’re hiring a Senior Fullstack Engineer to the Interfaces team.  Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Zapier has helped millions of people build businesses through the power of automation.

Zapier Interfaces is at the forefront of customizable web solutions, offering a unique platform that empowers users to effortlessly create their own web apps with an intuitive drag-and-drop editor. This innovative tool provides essential building blocks, including text, media, forms, and more, seamlessly integrating with over 6,000 apps without requiring any coding skills.

If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. Hopefully, you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Even though our job description may seem like we're looking for a specific candidate, the role inevitably ends up tailored to the person who applies and joins. Regardless of how well you feel you fit our description, we encourage you to apply if you meet these criteria:

About You

You have 7+ years of experience. You've dedicated at least 4 of those years to crafting and refining web-based software products. Your primary domain is the frontend, where your expertise is most evident. Required expertise in TypeScript, React, NodeJS.

Required Technical Skills/Experience:

  • Strong expertise in using Next.js and React.js for building web applications and server-rendered pages.

  • Experience with tRPC for building strongly-typed, type-safe APIs

  • Proficiency in working with Prisma ORM for database interactions, particularly when paired with PostgreSQL.

  • Experience with deploying applications to Vercel.

  • Using tools like Datadog for monitoring and performance optimization, and to identify and address performance bottlenecks.

Nice-to-Have Technical Skills/Experience: Experience with Tailwind or styled-components.

  • You live by the "always ship new code" mantra. You take immense pleasure in releasing code frequently, knowing that every deployment brings with it enhancements, new features, or solutions that directly impact users. This drive to constantly ship isn't just about quantity for you; it's rooted in your belief that iterative improvement, driven by real-world feedback, is the key to creating truly outstanding software. You're always on the lookout for opportunities to refine, innovate, and deliver, ensuring that users continually benefit from your relentless dedication to progress.

  • You value collaboration. You understand that building modern software is a team sport, and you enjoy working as part of a tight-knit team. You’re happy to pitch in and help the team, whether by reviewing code, pairing on a tricky problem, or just thinking about how to solve the challenges we’re facing.

  • You're driven by results, not by process. In the ever-changing landscape of software development, you recognize that while processes are essential, they should never overshadow the end goal: delivering exceptional value. Your modus operandi involves light yet effective process and technical planning. You are adept at navigating through challenges with agility, ensuring that the emphasis remains on outcomes rather than getting entangled in procedures.

  • You care about the 'why' more than the 'what'. Your approach to engineering isn't just about ticking boxes or following directives. You deeply value clarity and purpose in your work. If priorities seem nebulous or not optimized, you're confident and proactive in seeking clarity, ensuring that the team's efforts align with the broader vision. Misalignments don't escape your keen eye, and you're quick to flag them, ensuring that the team remains on a coherent and impactful trajectory.

  • You're intentional and articulate. Every design choice you make, every line of code you write, stems from a place of intentionality. You're not one to follow the herd blindly. Instead, you advocate robustly for your design choices and implementation strategies. Actively seeking feedback is second nature to you, and you thrive in environments where technical discussions are encouraged. When faced with roadblocks, you're not one to merely raise the flag. You're proactive in identifying those who can provide solutions or even devising alternative approaches. Your approach to engineering isn't dogmatic; you're flexible, adaptable, and always prepared to explain the rationale behind your decisions.

  • You embody the "let's make it work" ethos. Challenges, whether monumental or minuscule, don't deter you. You dive in with a can-do attitude, unfazed by the magnitude or nature of the task. You understand that in the broader scheme of things, not every task will be about building the next flashy feature. Sometimes, it's about fortifying the foundations, ensuring that the system is robust and resilient. You're discerning enough to know when to invest time in hardening the system versus when to prioritize speed. In essence, you're a true team player, understanding that every task, no matter how glamorous or mundane, plays a pivotal role in the team's collective success.

  • You can balance lots of concerns. Frontend apps have to take into account performance (using networks and devices that we can't control), customer demands, A/B tests, UX research, accessibility, code quality, a rapidly changing ecosystem of languages and modules, and the list goes on. We actually want to ship things too! You can balance those demands without getting overwhelmed and keep the needle moving forward.

  • You advocate for the user. Your commitment to the end user is unwavering. With a keen eye for design and deep-rooted empathy, any indication of user challenges becomes a personal mission for you. This drive pushes you to delve deeper, understand the core issues, and guide your team towards enhancing the product experience.

  • You're an avid learner. The tech world's constant evolution excites you. Always on the prowl for the next big thing, you're quick to immerse yourself in the intricacies of its implementation. While TypeScript and React are your fortresses, you're not one to shy away from challenges, whether they come in the form of Python, CSS, build tools, or shell scripts. If it's uncharted territory, you're gearing up to master it.

  • Your technical expertise stands out. You are experienced in owning technically challenging and demanding cross-functional projects. Proficiency in TypeScript and React isn't just a line on your resume; it's a testament to your dedication and skill. Experience with tRPC and Vercel is the icing on the cake. Beyond your formidable technical acumen, your unwavering commitment to marrying swift delivery with top-tier code quality, all in pursuit of maximizing user value, is what truly sets you apart.

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Expand our Component Library: Craft and refine components that can be reused across different parts of our application, ensuring they are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Develop Interfaces Templates Library: Enable builders to save their projects as templates for internal re-use. This not only streamlines the creation of new projects but also enhances the stickiness of our Interfaces.

  • Integrate Data Sources to Forms: Work on seamlessly connecting integrations to forms and data components, ensuring a fluid flow of data and enhancing user interactivity.

  • Implement Conditional Logic in Forms: Enhance our forms by integrating conditional logic, allowing builders to control the subsequent pages shown based on the form's input, elevating the user experience.

  • Collaboration on Interfaces: Delve into building collaboration features that let teams work cohesively on projects, fostering a collaborative environment.

  • Incorporate Draft Mode and Version Control: Allow builders the flexibility to work on project changes without immediate publishing and provide them with tools to track changes, offering the possibility to revert to previous versions if needed.

  • Build and Scale Impactful Web Products: Develop solutions that directly touch our customers or partners, ensuring they derive maximum value.

  • Collaborate with Product and Design Teams: Work in unison with our product, design, and UX teams to envisage and develop products with intuitive user experiences, making the interconnection of diverse apps seamless.

  • Craft Frontend UIs: Design visually appealing and highly performant user interfaces that resonate with our user base.

  • Design RESTful APIs: Architect and implement APIs that serve the frontend application, ensuring data integrity and security.

  • Run User Engagement Experiments: Deploy various techniques and analyze their efficacy in keeping users engaged, always striving for optimization.

  • Monitor System Health: Regularly check system reliability and performance, ensuring high availability and optimal user experience.

  • Resolve Bugs and Address Feature Requests: Dive deep into any reported issues, ensuring they're resolved promptly, and constantly look for areas of improvement based on user feedback.

  • Collaborate Across Teams: Engage with various teams and stakeholders throughout Zapier, bringing value to our customers in innovative ways.

  • Engage with Our Users: Embracing Zapier's all-hands philosophy, directly interact with our customers through support channels, ensuring they have the best experience possible.

You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas of the Zapier codebase. Focusing on a specialization will not limit your growth at Zapier as we believe that each engineer brings a unique perspective and can contribute in all areas. We encourage collaboration and will frequently have engineers contribute across teams to assist with projects.

How to Apply

At Zapier, we believe that diverse perspectives and experiences make us better, which is why we have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We're looking for the best fit for each of our roles, regardless of the type of education or companies in your background, so we encourage you to apply even if your skills and experiences don’t exactly match the job description. All we ask is that you answer a few in-depth questions in our application that would typically be asked at the start of an interview process. This helps speed things up by letting us get to know you and your skillset a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to never go more than seven days without letting you know the status of your application. We know we’ll make mistakes from time to time, so if you ever have questions about where you stand or about the process, just ask your recruiter!

Zapier is an equal-opportunity employer and we're excited to work with talented and empathetic people of all identities. Zapier does not discriminate based on someone's identity in any aspect of hiring or employment as required by law and in line with our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base. Zapier will consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

Zapier is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will work to provide reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

Application Deadline:

The anticipated application window is 30 days from the date job is posted, unless the number of applicants requires it to close sooner or later, or if the position is filled.

Even though we’re an all-remote company, we still need to be thoughtful about where we have Zapiens working. Check out this resource for a list of countries where we currently cannot have Zapiens permanently working.


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