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Job Description

craigslist seeks JavaScript developers to:

  • imagine, design, implement, test, and roll out new features
  • help improve and evolve the craigslist React Native mobile app
  • ship code daily and see it loved (or hated) by millions
  • enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, idealistic, fun-loving workplace

Required skills:

  • proficiency with JavaScript/ES6, CSS/LESS, HTML
  • deep understanding of front end web development and optimization
  • fluent in engaging, accessible, cross-browser, responsive web design
  • prolific troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • well-grounded in basic UI/UX design principles

Experience with any of the following is beneficial, but not required:

  • React Native
  • node.js
  • UI libraries and frameworks
  • large scale, big traffic, high performance websites
  • website security, cross-site scripting & other vulnerabilities
  • API design and maintenance
  • mobile app design, supporting mobile platforms
  • integrated mapping technologies
  • Linux/UNIX, Perl, Python, C/C++, golang

The ideal candidate:

  • self-motivated and highly productive
  • a data-driven problem solver
  • passionate about helping (and delighting) end users
  • loves learning and teaching others
  • passion for automation
  • makes teammates better
  • resourceful and adaptable
  • communicates effectively

A sampling of the technologies we work with includes:

  • Linux, Apache, Mojolicious, MySQL, Perl
  • Python, Node.js, C/C++, golang
  • JavaScript, React Native
  • redis, SQLite

craigslist offers:

  • an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
  • a small team (~50) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
  • non-garden-variety tech challenges at billions-of-page-views-per-day
  • a tech nirvana, free from VCs, MBAs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
  • big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
  • competitive market rates for you -- free classifieds for humanity

craigslist benefits include:

  • 100% paid (including eligible dependents) health and dental insurance
  • craigslist-provided health reimbursement account ($4K-$10K)
  • 3-to-1 match on employee charitable donations (up to 10% of salary)
  • 401(k) matching program (up to 6% of salary), with immediate vesting
  • 4 weeks paid time off; 10 paid holidays
  • wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
  • bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
  • SF HQ with 25' ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Interviews are being conducted virtually. All craigslist staff are currently working from home.

To apply, please send a cover email highlighting your experience and interests as they relate to this position and paste your plain text resume into the body of the email with 'javascript developer' in the subject line. No attachments please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer. craigslist policy prohibits discrimination based on age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV status), mental or physical disability, national origin and ancestry (including language use and holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, resumes, and discussion forums. Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. It started

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