Software Engineer - Frontend (Remote)

Yelp, Remote, Remote, Canada

Connecting people with great local businesses

Duration: Full-Time

Do you enjoy wrangling CSS and crafting beautiful JS? Want your work to be seen by millions of users? Our frontend engineers help build the experience that millions of consumers see every day. From making sure we’ve got fast and maintainable React applications to ensuring our sites are responsive, frontend engineers at Yelp do it all. We routinely take on hard challenges and care deeply about creating the best user experience. We develop using a modern tech stack that we evolve with the web industry, currently consisting of React.js, GraphQL, Webpack, Jest, and css-in-js.

Frontend engineers at Yelp collaborate closely with product managers and designers along with backend and full stack engineers.

Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we’re a cooperative team that values authenticity and encourages creative solutions to problems. We enable all new engineers to deploy working code within their first week, and your impact will only grow from there with the support of your manager, mentor, and team. At the end of the day, we are all about helping our users, growing as engineers, and having fun in a collaborative environment.

This opportunity is fully remote and does not require you to be located in any particular area in Canada. We welcome applicants from throughout Canada.

We’d love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Yelp, we’re looking for great people, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Where You Come In:

  • Define the next generation of architecture for the UI application framework while partnering with other frontend-focused engineers.
  • Design and build maintainable & scalable web systems to support experimentation and product analytics with product and design teams.
  • Own engineering projects from design to implementation to deployment and maintenance.
  • Define consistent patterns, reusable components, and standards around coding, testing, and app structure.
  • Promote cross-team awareness to optimize code-sharing and support the larger JavaScript developer community at Yelp.
  • Write clear and concise technical documentation on system designs and implementation.
  • Evolve UI technology in line with business needs and changes in technology landscape.

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • Extensive experience with JavaScript/ES6/Typescript, HTML, CSS and at least one front-end framework, preferably React.
  • Experience designing, developing, and utilizing component-based architectures.
  • Experience with modern webapp and testing frameworks; such as webpack, jest, enzyme, and/or jasmine.
  • Ability to work closely with and incorporate feedback from other engineers and product managers.
  • Responsiveness to changing needs of the business and ability to craft solutions that solve complex business problems.
  • Intuition for usability and UI design.
  • Experience creating exceptional products and building user-centric experiences from conception to launch. 

What You'll Get:

  • This opportunity has the option to be fully remote in all locations across Canada.
  • You can find more information about Yelp's five star benefits here!
Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for this role. We nonetheless encourage all employees to get vaccinated. Employees who are not vaccinated may not visit Yelp’s offices or participate in any in-person work activities, and are not eligible to transfer or be promoted to a role that requires vaccination.


At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other protected status.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or 415-969-8488.

Note: Yelp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Yelp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

Want to learn more about Yelp? Visit Yelp's website.