Software Engineer, Web Infrastructure

Airtable (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA

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Interview Process

1. Take home project that resembles a problem Airtable solves for 2. Five hour on-site which includes a discussion of the project, UI design, discussing architectural tradeoffs, and code debugging.

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Airtable is a uniquely complex product — behind the scenes, it has a purpose-built engine which delivers the power of a relational database, the ease of use and flexibility of a spreadsheet, and support for realtime collaboration and synchronization of edits made by multiple users. All of this complexity is presented via a polished and clean web interface and user-friendly mobile apps that enable anyone to leverage the power of software in their day-to-day work.

Unlike single-purpose apps, we think of Airtable as a horizontal toolkit composed of intuitive building blocks that people can repurpose to create their own applications. Our roadmap is filled with interesting enhancements and additions to this toolkit that greatly expand the boundaries of Airtable's capabilities, performance, and scalability.

We're looking for empathetic engineers who can write clean, maintainable code that takes into account this complexity while delivering high quality and performant experiences to our end users. As we begin this next chapter in the Airtable journey, our newly formed web infrastructure team will be critical in scaling our application to meet the needs of our growing customer base.

Learn more about our Engineering team and values here.

What you'll do

  • Develop a deep understanding of our web architecture, and adopt modern web development best practices and tools. 
  • Implement strategies for client-side data loading, reducing our bundle size, testing and observing client-side features, and writing clean and long-lasting code.
  • Partner closely with our product teams to develop abstractions and tools that enable the rapid development of high quality web features.
  • Help grow and define the responsibilities of the web infrastructure team, while providing mentorship and technical guidance to other frontend developers at the company.
  • Improve the performance and reliability of our client model layer, synchronization protocols, and overall web infrastructure.

Who you are

  • You are a web engineer who cares deeply about the experience of other developers and our end users.
  • You have deep knowledge of modern web technologies, like Typescript, React, ES6, esbuild, and CSS, or analogous tools.
  • You take a thoughtful approach to decision making; knowing when to move fast and when to do things right.

Airtable is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and strive to create a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any characteristic protected by applicable federal and state laws, regulations and ordinances. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant

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If you have a medical condition, disability, or religious belief/practice which inhibits your ability to participate in any part of the application or interview process, please complete our Accommodations Request Form and let us know how we may assist you. Airtable is committed to participating in the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants.


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