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Software Engineer II, JavaScript

Job description

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been  recognized numerous times  for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

The BigCommerce Engineering team is on a mission to build a top-tier SaaS eCommerce platform. Our distributed team of engineers works from our Austin, San Francisco, and Sydney offices and are passionate about building the right product for our customers in the right way.

The WCSS (Web & Customer Self Service) team is looking for a Software Engineer II to help build and maintain the systems that allow prospective customers to get started on our platform with ease. This includes public websites, content management systems, and frontend applications built with JavaScript, React + Typescript, AngularJS, Sass, PHP, and MySQL. Architecturally we use REST APIs, GraphQL, gRPC, and demonstrate a number of cloud infrastructure tools and deployment strategies.

What you’ll do

  • Use JavaScript, React, Angular, PHP, MySQL, Sass, and other technologies to build and maintain web applications
  • Build frontend pattern and component libraries that power our marketing websites
  • Write code that is performant, testable, and concise
  • Participate in and help lead technical discussions with other specialists on your team to understand and tackle new challenges
  • Collaborate with product, marketing, and design to define project requirements and timelines
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality
  • Help mentor and guide other specialists on the team
  • Support an open, positive, and energized culture
  • Encourage innovation and champion an environment of continuous improvement

Who you are

  • 2 years of experience as a Software Engineer in JavaScript and Sass. 1 year of experience with a CS, SWE CE or comparable degree.
  • Experience with React.js, Angular.js, Next.js, GraphQL, and PHP is a plus
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, large/high traffic websites, SEO, and accessibility is a plus
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform or Cloud Computing highly desirable
  • Proven UNIX knowledge
  • You have experience with version control, preferably with Git
  • You have a passion for front end development, with a focus on adaptable designs
  • You write tested, maintainable code that you are proud of and you are committed to keeping code quality high
  • You are passionate and knowledgeable about modern technologies and tools. You’re most interested in finding the right tools and patterns for the job
  • You’re an excellent communicator. You can explain not just your ideas, but the reasons behind them, in person, over slack or email, or in a code review
  • You own your work and hold yourself responsible for results
  • You think iteratively and can help break solutions down into smaller, deliverable pieces
  • You enjoy your work and the team you work with. You think terrible puns are funny. You are willing to poke fun at your manager when they can’t spell

Our Hiring Processes Might Include

We want to see your problem-solving and analytical skills. Be prepared to write good, clean, scalable code. You don’t need to know our entire stack, but we’re looking for practical experience, someone who can solve production problems in the cloud.

  • Recruiter Phone Screen
  • Hiring Manager Screening
  • Take-home Assignment 
  • Final Team Interview
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at .


BigCommerce Engineering Team

The BigCommerce Engineering team is on a mission to build the leading SaaS ecommerce platform.

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