webflow U.S. Remote Full-time 2024-06-28

At Webflow, our mission is to bring development superpowers to everyone. Webflow is the leading visual development platform for building powerful websites without writing code. By combining modern web development technologies into one platform, Webflow enables people to build websites visually, saving engineering time, while clean code seamlessly generates in the background. From independent designers and creative agencies to Fortune 500 companies, millions worldwide use Webflow to be more nimble, creative, and collaborative. It’s the web, made better. 

The Developer Platform team at Webflow is building the systems that support Webflow’s APIs and enable external developers to build new products on top of it by extending Webflow’s core capabilities. We’re looking for people passionate about distilling complexity across a breadth of problems & help in building the next generation Developer Platform & redefining the future of APIs at Webflow.

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to support the technical vision of how we can build a best in class platform for apps and integrations allow Webflow developers to easily design, launch and manage any website they can dream of.

About the role 

  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada)
  • Full-time
  • Permanent 
  • Exempt 
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different geographic markets. We’ve structured the base pay ranges for this role into zones for our geographic markets, and the specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate’s geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
    • Zone A: $162,500 – $216,050
    • Zone B: $152,700 – $203,100
    • Zone C: $143,00 – $190,150 
    • Canada  (All figures cited below in CAD and pertain to workers in ON & BC, Canada)
      • CAD 184,600 – CAD 245,500
    • United States  (all figures cited below in USD and pertain to workers in the United States)

Please visit our Careers page for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

  • Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager 

As a Senior Backend Engineer you’ll … 

  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, and engineers to plan and build product capabilities that allow third party developers to extend Webflow’s functionality with Webflow Apps.
  • Have deep experience with API development at scale, bringing experience to the team that levels up our practices
  • Deep familiarity with authentication / authorization best practices
  • Solve problems in a highly technical platform that empowers hundreds of developers and hundreds of thousands of customers.
  • Participate in all engineering activities including incident response, interviewing, designing and reviewing technical specifications, code review, and releasing new functionality.
  • Improve our planning, development, and deployment processes to help you and your fellow team members.
  • Tackle complex technical challenges on a collaborative and geographically distributed team

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we’ll help you incorporate them into your role.

About you 

You’ll thrive as a Senior Backend Engineer, if you: 

  • You love the idea of developing for a technical developer audience
  • Have 5+ years of experience shipping features and products, with a focus on backend systems at scale
  • Have 2+ years developing APIs that are leveraged by an external audience.
  • Are familiar with Node.js and can write scalable services and APIs using Express.js and MongoDB
  • Can debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Love thinking through large technical problems and working through that complexity on a collaborative, distributed team
  • Are comfortable building up a mental model of a product and architecture through reading code and debugging existing software
  • Take pride in taking ownership and driving projects to business impact
  • Deeply understand data design and modeling
  • Have consistently communicated trade-offs throughout a project to meet both technical and business requirements
  • Are comfortable working in an agile, safe-to-fail environment.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we’re building and who we’re building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what’s possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers
  • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment
  • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don’t sugarcoat things — and we do so with respect, maturity, and care
  • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates

Benefits & wellness

  • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (full-time employees working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent care Flexible Spending Account (US only), dependent on insurance plan selection where applicable in the respective country of employment; Employees may also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness where applicable in the respective country of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit); Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO with a mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off for all locations (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit), and sabbatical program
  • Access to mental wellness and professional coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, smart work, and professional growth
  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
  • 401k plan and pension schemes (in countries where statutorily required) financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
  • Discounted Pet Insurance offering (US only)
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees

Be you, with us

At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity (EEO)/Veterans/Disabled Employer and are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Webflow will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Please note:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Upon interview scheduling, instructions for confidential accommodation requests will be administered.

To join Webflow, you’ll need a valid right to work authorization depending on the country of employment.

If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.

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