Front-End Engineer - App Experience

Looker, Santa Cruz

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Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every business. Everything we do is aimed at making sure our customers love every aspect of Looker, from our products and technologies to our ease of doing business and our support. We are looking for curiously brilliant individuals to join our team as we reinvent data analytics. Get data-driven and see yourself at Looker.

In Engineering
Our team is made up of people from varied backgrounds, including engineers who have worked at large organizations, small startups, or are second-career coming in from bootcamp. We build modern software with techniques like continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps. We believe in personal responsibility where nothing is “thrown over the wall” for someone else to deal with. We wash our own dishes.

Cross-functional partnerships are deeply meaningful to us and are how we’ve built up immense trust with customers, sales, customer support, and each other. We believe in being responsive to our customers and developing with them in mind, but that doesn’t mean that we build the product based solely on customer requests - the real way to serve a customer is by having vision for where the product needs to go. 

We are looking for curious, kind, and passionate people to join our team as we reinvent data analytics. We value simplicity in both our code and our user interfaces. We opt for small groups that move fast, build relationships, communicate clearly, and achieve more. We try to choose the right tool for the job, not one tool to solve all problems. We make a huge impact on product direction, we experiment, and we iterate rapidly. 

At Looker you will have responsibility and influence our direction. You will impact the business in tangible, visible ways and always have a seat at the table. You will have a team to collaborate with, learn from, and teach. You will have exciting projects to work on and opportunities for leadership.

About the Role
The Application Experiences team is building applications on top of our world class analytics platform to deliver amazing data rich experiences to our users. We are a small team charting new territory for Looker.

We are seeking a Front-end Engineer who is passionate about front-end design and has experience they are excited to share. The ideal candidate has a passion for building user experiences and excited about working in and learning from a fast-paced team with high standards for quality, performance, and reliability.

We’re building with TypeScript and React and leveraging features like Context, Suspense and Hooks. If you already have experience with these tools, you'll have the chance to get even better with them. And if you don't already use these tools, we will help you learn and become effective with them.


  • Define and create user interfaces to support “data hungry” analytics applications
  • Move up and down the ladder of abstraction, to talk from low to high levels of resolution
  • Provide input into best practices in a modern, responsive web application
  • Help to create a culture of code reusability and extensibility
  • Work collaboratively, learn continuously, and make decisions with your team
  • Learn more about data management and application security
  • Work with a distributed team and are excited about adding to our remote culture


  • You have a product-focused mindset and are able to put yourself in the customer's shoes and care deeply about their experience
  • You are always looking for more and better ways to write software, and enthusiastic about sharing them with your team
  • You are dedicated to building software sustainably, using modern techniques
  • You have a passion for balancing ongoing feature development with building an architectural foundation for the future
  • You have experience with modern front-end frameworks and user-experience that will help our team succeed
  • Your experience with automated testing means we can move quickly
  • You are interested in professional growth for yourself and your team
  • You take feedback well and give kind, honest feedback to your peers
Looker is a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale. Over 1600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information, connect with us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.

Looker aspires to be a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. We encourage you to join us in changing the way businesses use data.

About Looker

Inspiring curiosity Data is no longer just a place to find answers. It’s the place where ideas originate. And when everyone in your company is looking at the same numbers, sharing the same truth, they’ll be able to collectively make smarter, more informed decisions. This is the core of our mission at Looker: To inspire everyone to embrace their curiosity, dig deeper and keep asking questions.

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