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Staff Frontend Engineer


San Mateo

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About SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK) is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions and integrations enable 350,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increasing employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, and culture, we are building a workplace for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, and APAC where people of every background can thrive. We’ve won multiple awards and received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental and bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, and Take 4 sabbaticals. SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 and 2019, and the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and the Forbes Cloud 100.

Over the past two years we’ve become a public company and expanded our platform with enterprise-grade features in privacy, security and compliance, putting SurveyMonkey on the path to rapidly expand our presence within the Fortune 500. We have ambitious goals to grow our international footprint as well, and every member of our troop plays a critical role in driving this growth and transformation. It’s an incredible time to join the company and be a part of our next chapter!


What will you do?

20 million questions across 2.5 million responses are answered daily on the SurveyMonkey platform. The Survey taking experience is the front door for this scale.  We are re-architecting this experience, the heart of our core business, to continue to scale our website and innovate on a new platform.


Do you have a passion for solving complex and interesting problems at scale? Do you enjoy working closely with product owners and customers to iterate quickly and build the best experience for the user? Would you thrive building and innovating with the latest frontend technologies? If you answered yes to these questions, let’s talk!


If you were to take on this role, you would be responsible for…

  • Architecting, building and maintaining the survey taking experience, built primarily in React, Node.js and Python
  • Top-to-bottom ownership of new features, including crafting technical specs, writing readable and extensible code, and keeping tabs on post-release metrics
  • Innovating on the respondent experience and growing it in new markets (international) and devices (mobile)
  • Investigating and addressing issues with performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Building observable systems that track important metrics and automatically notifies when something is off
  • Mentoring and guiding engineers on best practices and performing code reviews


What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of 10+ years of industry experience
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of Python and/or JavaScript.
  • Experience with web frameworks and libraries in Python (Pyramid, Django) and JavaScript (React, GraphQL, and Node.js)
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize front-end UI functionality to ensure web applications are rendered consistently and efficiently in cross-browser, cross-device, international environments
  • Strong communication skills used to collaborate closely with peers, instill a culture of code reviews and promote writing of tech specs
  • Able to write efficient SQL queries and design schemas for relational databases
  • Extensive experience with Unix/Linux environment for troubleshooting, profiling and performance tuning
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Due to 24x7x365 operation, must be willing to be available for off-hours work


What technologies do we use?

  • Current state: Python with Pyramid as the web framework.
  • Future state: We’re moving towards a JavaScript stack with Node.js, Express, React, and GraphQL at its core.


At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, 401k, paid holidays, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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