Location: HQ - San Mateo, California, United States

A bit about Scalyr

Scalyr’s mission is to build the best tool for engineers to understand their operational systems. Our founder, Steve Newman, cofounded Writely (aka Google Docs). Frustrated by the fact that visibility tools – even Google’s in-house tools – weren’t keeping up, Steve started Scalyr to create a better solution. It’s lightning fast, feature-rich and customers love it. The opportunity in front of us is huge and we are still in the very early days. This is going to be one of those companies where people will look back and say “I wish I’d been there when…” well, this is your chance to be part of “when”.

Your opportunity

Do you want to join a company where you will be first on the frontlines to working directly on the portion of our product with the highest customer visibility at Scalyr? We’re a frontend team that takes good software engineering design principles seriously. Joining Scalyr is an amazing opportunity for anyone passionate about delivery high quality products to a discerning audience. We are seeking an individual who is:

  • Loves to work on building an almost magically responsive user interface that attracts and delights our customers
  • Has familiarity with popular AngularJS tools, but is intrigued to help us because we also develop our own tools internally to help increase development velocity
  • Speed is your middle name and you love the opportunity to squeeze the most performance out of JavaScript as possible
  • Wants to act as a thought-leader in our frontend development
  • Enjoys working on the overall architecture of our complex app

Do you find yourself passionate about being at the center of that effort? Do you also care to work on other components of the frontend? Do you like adding feature additions, bug fixes, and the like? Excellent. Because in addition to writing code, you'll be deeply involved in helping add to design discussions, conferring over technology dialogue, and all other aspects of the engine that powers Scalyr. We're looking for these qualities: 

  • You’re smart enough to work at top companies, but you’re picky about finding the right role
  • You have lot of experience, but you also like to learn new things
  • You enjoy working with smart people and have fun building something phenomenal

Your skills:

  • Experience of at least 8+ years in JavaScript frontend development
  • Preferably a 4-year degree in Computer Science
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Strongly preferred: experience with multiple JavaScript frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, React, Backbone, JQuery) 


  • Experience with TypeScript

Your benefits:

  • Competitive salary & equity at a fast growing startup
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible schedule
  • Unlimited vacations
  • Paid parental leave
  • Optional company hikes a couple days per week
  • Easygoing, low-stress, considerate and fun office environment
  • Whatever equipment you need to get the job done

Our commitment to diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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