UI Engineer // Contentful

October 8, 2019

ABOUT US

Contentful provides content infrastructure for digital teams to power websites, apps, and devices. Unlike a CMS, Contentful was built to integrate with the modern software stack. It offers a central hub for structured content, powerful management and delivery APIs, and a customizable web app that enables developers and content creators to ship their products faster. Companies including Spotify, Red Bull, WeWork, Lyft, and Urban Outfitters rely on Contentful to manage content as part of their modern web stack.

Contentful is growing rapidly, backed by $80 million in funding from VC firms including Benchmark and General Catalyst, and strategic investors including Sapphire Ventures (SAP) and Salesforce Ventures.

We’re a fun team of more than 200 people from 44 nations, with offices in Berlin and San Francisco. Join us!

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our UI Engineer (f/m) role is perfect for candidates who are interested in bridging the gap between traditional boundaries of development and design, determining design patterns and systems in service of maintaining and growing a sophisticated, stateful single page web application. This means you will play an important part in shaping the UX of features as well as programming with React and Typescript to implement components as part of our public design system, Forma 36.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Demonstrated expertise of HTML and CSS development including layout, specificity, browser compatibility, animation, accessibility, and semantic markup
  • JavaScript fundamentals including events and DOM manipulation
  • Evidence of crafting functional yet delightful interfaces, taking ownership of aesthetics and details
  • Experience working with design systems, and the ability to work in a structured and repeatable fashion
  • An iterative and playful approach to prototyping
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and written (German is not required), and the ability to maintain empathy and communicate clearly in an office with people from all over the globe

NICE TO HAVE

  • Understanding of the critical rendering path and how to optimize web browser performance
  • Familiarity with (some or all of) the tool-sets and libraries we use in our stack: Typescript, React, Babel, Webpack, Storybook, Jest, Enzyme, Emotion, Lerna, Gatsby
  • Examples of previous work (does not have to be a portfolio)

BENEFITS

  • Join an innovative tech company as we help drive the evolution of digital experiences to become ever-more ubiquitous and interactive. Be a part of helping companies build modern architectures for mission-critical applications
  • Shape the future of Contentful: help us establish, scale, and improve our team’s processes
  • Generous education budget complete with extra days off to be spent on your professional and self-development
  • Be set up for success, equipped with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Hang-out in one of our many shared spaces, playing games with colleagues or enjoying a full range of events, including workshops, on-site meetups, guest speakers, and fun events for the company and each team. Did we mention an annual off-site?
  • Sharpen your PlayStation, ping pong, and kicker/fußball skills during breaks in the day
  • As much artisan coffee as you can handle
  • Brush up your language skills! Our team speaks more than 20 languages, and we offer free German classes
  • Take a break and pat a pup, we are a dog-friendly office
  • We fully support your move to Berlin with a relocation budget and visa assistance. We’ll help you settle into your exciting new city
  • Plus, Contentful socks, oh yeah!

“Variety is the spice of life” — and a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or disability. We look forward to your application!

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