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Senior Software Engineer, JavaScript / TypeScript (Channels Team)

  • Austin Downtown Office
  • Engineering
  • Posted

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.

BigCommerce, named a 2022 "Best Place to Work" in Austin, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, JavaScript . In this role, you’ll help empower our merchants to quickly and easily manage their business and optimize ways for them to sell their products better. Merchants, functionality within the control panel that allows merchants to manage all the various aspects needed to sell products on sales channels, native and 3rd party.

As a merchant's business grows and changes, the sales channels on which they sell their products will grow and change as well. This can include adding new online storefronts, changing a POS system, adding an international marketplace, etc. In order to enable merchants to create and manage these sales channels in a way that makes sense for their business, we need to allow merchants to move their sales channels through various lifecycle stages in a consistent, expected manner. Channel Types: Storefront, POS (Point of Sale), Marketplaces, and Marketing (Ads and Social).

You’ll work closely with other engineering teams, UI designers, and product managers to help assess the scope and technical concerns as well as advocate for best practices that improve software quality.

**To be considered applicants must reside in the United States**

What You’ll Do:

  • Build beautiful, scalable products and be an expert in the front-end domain
  • Build high-performance, maintainable user interfaces using the latest web technologies
  • Advocate for modern development practices and tools
  • Collaborate with our product and design teams to define feature specifications and timelines
  • Build new features with a focus on testability and extensibility
  • Engage in technical discussion of new solutions and architectures
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality
  • Support an open, positive, and energized culture
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that technical decisions support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security

Who You Are:

  • Experienced professional with 5+ years of experience using in JavaScript or TypeScript
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in CS, EE, SW, CE or MIS; or equivalent experience
  • Strong debugging abilities across all major browsers
  • Expert with at least one modern client-side JavaScript framework such as Angular or React
  • Strong skills in HTML5 and CSS3
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript task runners such as Webpack, Gulp and Grunt
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors such as SCSS or LESS
  • Experience in building mobile first & responsive web
  • Experience integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Understand pattern libraries and design systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

Work Options:

Hybrid: “Flexible work from home options available” for those wanting an office environment. Available in Austin, Texas

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
  • Online Code Assessment
  • Final Team Interview 
  • Note: Visa Work Authorization Sponsorship Supported and Relocation Assistance Provided




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 .


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