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our Center City Philadelphia office. Together with the rest of our team, you'll
work on our email services FastMail, Pobox, and Topicbox. When the vast
majority of people get email for free, the reason people choose a paid service
is because they value both privacy and a great user experience.
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.
Our interfaces are built upon our own Overture JS
framework, and the new email standard JMAP. It gives us full control from top
to bottom to build the right solutions to difficult problems. (If you've worked
pick up. If you've worked with Cocoa, you'll find Overture's MVC architecture
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.
You can read about our
values, and our
blog contains interviews with some of the people
who will become your colleagues at FastMail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.