Senior Web UI Engineer at Here (S20)
Hang out together online
Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Here

Here is where friends and communities hang out together online in customized and personalized rooms.  Our mission is to create a sense of closeness even if you’re worlds away.  People build personalized rooms where they meet to decorate, video chat, message, draw, play mini games, watch videos, and move around--all available in a web browser.  Here is expressive, creative and fun.

Our team has deep expertise building social, consumer, collaboration and messaging products at companies like Facebook, Groupon and Instagram.  We founded and sold multiple venture-backed startups, and we're backed by world class investors.  User response to Here amazes us every day, which is why we’re looking to add extraordinary folks to our team.

About the role
Skills: JavaScript, React, TypeScript

The Senior Web UI Engineering role is an especially unique opportunity for the right person, given what our platform does. You will be challenged to push the limits of your own knowledge and abilities, and build something incredible that people have never experienced before.

Who You Are

  • You've built interesting, unique, and intuitive user interfaces on web. You know how to diagnose difficult performance issues and optimize performance ruthlessly. We use the DOM and Canvas for rendering, but are open to exploring other technologies like WebGL.
  • You are a well-rounded engineer who can understand how complex end-to-end systems work.
  • You care deeply about the user. You want to blow their mind.
  • You’re a decisive builder, a shipper, and a craftsperson.
  • You move fast and work hard.
  • You’re comfortable working in a problem space with a lot of uncharted territory.
  • You do the right thing.
  • You are opinionated but open, you want the best idea to win.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll be working on Here's core UI, improving the in-room experience. Your work will span everything from drawing and manipulation tools, to pushing video rendering performance to its limits, to designing and building reusable components for extending Here in flexible ways.
  • You have the opportunity (requirement) to continually learn, teach, and step outside your comfort zone.
  • You will work closely with an experienced founding team and get exposed to the early days and decisions that will make a startup successful.
  • You will be responsible for the end-to-end execution of projects - from conception, through implementation, and measurement - that change the trajectory of Here.
  • As Here grows, your role will grow. We expect the early team to be exceptional, and to grow as exceptional leaders.

Our team is small--you’ll be one of our first few hires--which means you’ll have a lot of responsibility from the start. Here is an entirely new approach to video and personalization. At our most basic level, we’re building the way people want to be together online with one another--we’re making the OS for hanging out. We run lots of experiments, we take risks, we ship some really weird stuff.

Why Join Here

Here is where friends and communities hang out in fully customized (and personalized) online rooms. We believe that the Internet should be fun, weird and shared with others. You know what it feels like to be in the same place with a friend? To do something together? It's magical. And there's nothing quite like it online. Here is changing that.

We've grown a lot over the past 6 months, we run our own audio/video stack, and we're available on every major desktop web browser, native iOS and Android mobile web. We raised a lot of money from some of the top VCs and Angels in the world, but to be honest, we don't want you to come work with us because of that; we want you to come work with us because you believe people want to be together online, they just need the right place to do it—and we're going to build that place in Here.

Our team is small (9 people as of Feb 2022) and distributed throughout the world. If you join, you will:

  • Help to set our culture
  • Influence who we choose to hire
  • Have a say in our roadmap
  • Create foundational practices in your departmental area

Hiring is the most important thing we do at Here. We must have an extraordinary team and that means hiring people who are highly ambitious, empathetic, and mission driven to build the most expressive and personalized way for people to be together online. We care much more about what you've built and accomplished than a brand name on your resume; please apply for this role even if your experience is not a perfect match for our qualifications. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workspace where everyone (regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any personal characteristics) feels like they belong.

Technology

Frontend: JavaScript &nbsp
Backend: Node and Firebase &nbsp
Video: WebRTC and our own SFU

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