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Full Stack Engineer

Postlight, New York, NY

We discover, design and build great digital products and services.


We're a community of designers, engineers, and product managers who are passionate about building quality software. Our environment is collaborative and relaxed, and as a result we build products that are well considered and well architected.

We're hiring talented Full Stack Engineers who want to build ambitious products using modern tools. "Full Stack Engineer" can mean many things. At Postlight, it refers to a person who can build entire front end web applications and deploy complex services to the cloud that support those applications.

We ship, and we ship often. Millions of people use our products, and we support them for years. As a result, we care deeply about code quality. The thought process behind a line of code is just as important as the line itself. We review pull requests and love having discussions about how solutions can be made DRYer, clearer, and safer.

We use the right tools for the job. That means that we're always evaluating ways to work smarter and faster and get the maximum amount of joy out of the job. The result is that we use modern tools on a modern stack.

Interested?

Below are two types of applications we build frequently: a modern frontend application and a modern backend API. We’ve listed example technologies we use for each part of the stack. The more apps you’ve built using the technologies below, the better fit you are for Postlight. We don't expect applicants to have experience with every technology below. Many of our current full stack engineers have learned skills from this list on the job.

Modern JavaScript Front End App

  • Languages: JavaScript via Babel
  • Type Systems: Flowtype, TypeScript
  • Linting: ESLint, Prettier
  • Frameworks: React, React Native, Vue.js
  • CSS: Flexbox, PostCSS, CSS in JS (Aphrodite, JSS), Functional CSS (Tachyons, Basscss)
  • Build Tools: Webpack, Rollup
  • Graphics: SVG, D3

Modern Backend API

  • Languages: JavaScript, Python, Elixir, Java, PHP
  • API Standards: GraphQL, JSON API
  • Frameworks: Express, RESTify, Phoenix, Serverless, WordPress
  • Containerization: Docker, Vagrant
  • Data Storage: SQL, NoSQL, Firebase, Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Cloud Providers: AWS, Google Cloud Platform

Whether working on site or remotely, your communication skills will be as important as your technical ones. Collaborating across time zones requires constant, clear communication and coordination, via Slack, GitHub comments, documents, and frequent video conferences. Postlight is headquartered in New York City, but a third of our team works remotely. We know how to keep everyone on the same page, and so should you.

Your skill set will grow at Postlight. You will join a team excited about the problems they solve and the tools they use to solve them. We keep pace with the industry, and are active participants in the open-source world. You will find yourself regularly growing in your career, using new tools and frameworks to solve new kinds of problems—with support from management and mentors.

Postlight is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Postlight

Postlight is a team of creative technologists working together to build great digital platforms for our clients and for the world. We live by these principles: We ship code on time, we don’t compromise quality, and we bring passion to our work. Our team is made up of product strategists, designers, and engineers, who share the knowledge and experience necessary to ship high-quality new products on time. We work collaboratively — across disciplines and with our clients.

We’re a full-service product shop headquartered at Union Square in Manhattan. We hire incredible talent, and we do everything we can to foster a collaborative, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. There’s medical, dental, and vision coverage from your first day, with some plans at no cost to you. We match 401(k) options and provide a pre-tax commuter benefit. Everyone gets 20 PTO days per calendar year, plus 11 paid holidays, and sick days whenever needed.

We also believe in the importance of parental leave and professional development. We offer paid leave for both primary and secondary caregivers, and a flexible work schedule for returning parents. And we encourage ongoing learning with our Professional Development Program—each employee is entitled to a budget per calendar year to spend on learning initiatives that will help them within and beyond Postlight.

We’re remote-friendly. Half of our engineering team works remotely, so we know how to keep everyone on the same page. While we prefer our product designers and product managers to be local, we’re pretty flexible about working outside of the office if you ever need to.

We also have happy hours about twice a month (if you don’t drink, no pressure), weekly company lunches, and plentiful snacks and soft drinks. We bring remotes into NYC twice a year so everyone gets a chance to hang out. We even have a gym subsidy!

We value representation: women, PoC, and members of the LGBTQ community are leaders, managers, and partners at Postlight. We listen to the concerns of our employees and candidates, and we are doing everything we can to make Postlight a place that values good work, full stop.

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