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About the Job
You'll be working on our best-in-breed mail interfaces, providing super-fast, powerful access to webmail, calendars, contacts and more. You’ll work with our collaborative team of front- and back-end developers, designers and researchers. Improving our customers’ interactive experience, keeping it secure and a delight to use is what we do, every day.
You'll have the opportunity to work at many levels:
- building features from scratch with our design and product teams
- optimizing and improving existing code
- tracking down and fixing elusive bugs reported by customers
There’s always an interesting new challenge to solve!
languages on which our interface is built. We like to see a good
grasp of concepts like closures, prototypes and what
We’re open to applicants with a range of programming experience,
but as your primary front-end colleagues will be based in our
experience is required.
You strive to find root causes and apply the fix at the right level of the stack, rather than applying an ever more unmaintainable series of band-aid hacks on top. You delight in an elegant solution, especially if it makes the user’s experience faster. We take pride in the little details, and we hope you do too.
You have excellent written language skills, strong verbal and interpersonal skills, patience, diligence, and an ability to gracefully adapt to change. You love engaging with your colleagues to find the ideal implementation solution.
You’ve participated in user testing (or would really love to add it to your skill set), and you know the best feedback you can get is seeing how real people use your work.
You understand that development is more than just coding, it’s requirements analysis, documentation (your future self will thank you), testing, and support.
Working at FastMail
Like everyone on our team, you’ll get good benefits including:
- Competitive salary
- Full paid health and dental
- Retirement match
- 4 weeks PTO (and we’ll encourage you to take it!)
- Conference/professional development budget for all staffers -- we value people who are enthusiastic about learning and growing
- Beautiful, sunny office in Center City Philadelphia, a few blocks from City Hall
- New computer, books, and whatever other supplies you need
- Travel opportunities
Our HQ is in Melbourne, Australia, and we work closely with our team there. You may go there at some point, too! We use tools like email (including our own team collaboration service Topicbox), Slack, and Zoom to help keep in touch. The time difference will mean that occasionally you would need to join a call outside of regular business hours, but you should be able to balance out that time later.
We see this as a full-time role with a high face-to-face component with your colleagues in Philadelphia, so you should plan to spend most of your work-time physically present in our office. There’s flexibility in that though — we are partners, parents, and caretakers ourselves. Talk to us if you’re unsure.
We welcome all applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, age, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation.
About the only thing we can't help with is visas or sponsorship. You must already have the right to work in the United States.
Sounds great, what's next?
Email us at email@example.com to introduce yourself and tell us why you would be a good fit for the job! This job requires clear communication, so that message is part of your application, but please also include a PDF of your resume. We'd also love to hear about your work to date: please share what apps you have worked on so far.
Job Type: Full-time.