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compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time


craigslist seeks JavaScript developers to:
  • imagine, design, implement, test, and roll out new features
  • ship code daily and see it loved (or hated) by millions
  • draw from and contribute to various open source projects
  • enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, idealistic, fun-loving workplace
Required skills:
  • proficiency with JavaScript/jQuery/AJAX, CSS, CSS pre-processors (we use 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:
  • 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++
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
  • empathetic and self-aware
  • loves craigslist
A sampling of the technologies we work with includes:
  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl
  • Python, Node.js, C/C++
  • JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX
  • redis, mongoDB, SQLite
  • HTML, CSS, JSON, XML
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 billion-page-view-per-day scale
  • 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 ($3K-$7K)
  • 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
  • commuting stipend (up to $245/month)
  • wellness stipend (up to $150/month); weekly in-office yoga
  • mobile phone and at-home internet stipend (up to $250/month)
  • bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
  • healthy (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore) breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily
  • SF HQ with 25' ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks, CoffeeBot 9000
Please note: This position is based in craigslist's San Francisco office. Relocation expenses will be provided. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please reply with your plain text resume, a cover email which includes a summary of your technical strengths and interests, and JS DEV 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 12081.9), 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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