Senior Web Developer

Kong (View all Jobs)

United States

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview. 2. Pairing and technical interviews. 3. Take home assigment.

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Are you ready to power the World's connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the Role:

The Marketing Web Developer is an integral part of our Marketing Team as we manage, maintain, and optimize our public-facing websites, landing pages, and services. You’ll get to work on various projects supporting our Marketing team, implementing user tests, creating targeted landing pages, and ensuring our site maintains its high SEO performance and accessible UX. We encourage you to own your work, be responsive, be resourceful, and collaborate with team members.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!  Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!
As a Marketing Web Developer, you’ll get to:
  • Work with a fun brand.
  • Collaborate with a dynamic world-class design team.
  • Build for cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device compatibility.
  • Proactively solve website problems.
  • Maintain existing websites, landing pages, and tools.
  • Develop new features and work on projects that tie back to real, tangible impact on the business. 
  • Create custom page components with HTML, SCSS, and JavaScript.
  • Anything else required by manager
  • What you bring to the table:
  • Work in a team-focused culture, collaborating and iterating with cross-functional teams.
  • Own deliverables and contribute to overall team goals.
  • Enjoy opportunities to learn and use new technologies.
  • Present solutions and implement them.
  • Bench press a mechanical keyboard.
  • Have experience collaborating in an Agile development process.
  • Understand marketing automation tools and workflows.
  • Approach problem-solving creatively.
  • Produce practical ideas under tight timelines.
  • Understand the maintenance and monitoring of website performance.
  • If you have the following experience we'd love to hear from you!
  • Minimum 5 years of Front End Web Development experience.
  • Experience with front-end technologies including CSS3/SCSS, JavaScript, and HTML5.
  • Experience with various Jamstack frameworks.
  • Good understanding of JavaScript frameworks such as Vue, React, and Angular.
  • Knowledge of code versioning using Git.
  • Good understanding of SEO with a focus on optimization.
  • Experience with debugging tools such as Chrome Inspector.
  • Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics.
  • Experience converting ideas and early-stage design compositions into code. 
  • Good communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Experience balancing multiple stakeholders across multiple projects.
  • Must be able to articulate ideas to non-technical audiences.
  • What is a Konger? 

    We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 

    We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 

    We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 

    We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

    Kong Core Values: 

    Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger. 

    Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments. 

    Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle. 

    Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact. 

    Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way. 

    Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

    About Kong: 

    Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 

    83% of web traffic today is API calls!  APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another.  Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud.  Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  

    For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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