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Senior Frontend Software Engineer - Frontend Observability Team



Software Engineering
United States · Canada · Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
What We’re Building
Honeycomb is built to help engineering teams deeply explore and understand their own production systems — in real-time. It’s a service for the near and present future, where distributed systems are the new default, every service is a platform, and empowered generalist software engineers are the new ops. We are passionate about consumer-quality developer tools and excited to build technology that raises our industry’s expectations of what our tools can do for us. We’re working with well known companies like HelloFresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, as we’ve closed Series D funding, scaled past the 150-person mark, and were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022 and 2023!
In this role, you’ll be joining a full-stack product development team building a greenfield Frontend Observability product. This team actively contributes to OpenTelemetry, writes custom instrumentation, and delivers useful user interfaces to solve real customer problems. We plan to build game-changing tools for Frontend developers, and this role will provide significant opportunity to shape these outcomes.
Check out these links to learn more about how folks on the team talk and write about browser performance and think about observability in this space.
Who We Are
We come for the impact, and stay for the culture! We’re a talented, opinionated, passionate, fiercely inclusive, and responsible group of bees. We have conviction and we strive to live our values every day. We want our people to do what they truly love amongst a team of highly talented (but humble) peers.
How We Work
We are a remote-first company, which means we believe it is not where you sit, but how you deliver that matters most. We invest in our people and care about how you orient to our culture and processes. At the same time we imbue a lot of trust, autonomy, and accountability from Day 1. #LI-Remote
We can hire for this role in the United States and Canada.
We are open to Midlevel or Senior Engineers for this role.

What You'll Do

  • Make meaningful decisions in an ambiguous space. You will contribute to shaping the foundational work and roadmap for this new team and domain. With the support of your team and the larger organization, you can be creative in your problem-solving, experiment carefully, and suggest novel solutions. You’ll also help others navigate the landscape of new technologies, guiding technology choice, and adoption of best practices.
  • Contribute to the delivery of quality software for Honeycomb and OpenTelemetry. You will write code across the full application stack, primarily in React, TypeScript, VanillaJS, and Golang. You’ll deliver impactful code that is well-tested to maintain a high level of code quality without spending an ever-growing amount of time maintaining those tests. We expect someone who is coming in with deep Frontend knowledge and experience as well as an openness to learning/contributing on the Backend.
  • Support other engineers within the team and beyond. As a senior contributor, you’ll have opportunities to mentor other engineers as they build their skills. You’ll pair, review code, and communicate daily with your team, give and receive thoughtful feedback on Pull Requests as you work in our shared code repositories, and act as a multiplier who shares knowledge and delegates to help others grow.

What You'll Bring

  • Deep experience in web/frontend application development. You are familiar with the challenges common with browser applications and have a sense of how to balance risks and engineering efforts and are open to learning the specific languages, skills, and technologies we use by working here.
  • A strong sense of teamwork. You have experience working with a cross-functional team. Our team follows a product triad model composed of design, product, and engineering. You will collaborate with these partners, beginning with problem discovery through solution design and delivery. We work through building small changes/experiments and then iterate based on customer interaction.
  • A flexible mindset. The urgency of product delivery in a scaling business environment sometimes asks us to compromise. We need to ensure that important work gets prioritized while also ensuring that we continually address technical debt. You will consider each situation and help the team to find the right balance.
  • Clear, open communication. We see clear, thoughtful, and regular written & face-to-face communication (including a willingness to give & receive feedback) as a fundamental engineering skill and one of the strongest predictors of future engineering impact, not just a nice to have, and we hope you do too.
  • An interest in observability and lessons from your experience supporting production software. If you have struggled with supporting frontend software in production, we want to fold that experience into the Honeycomb product, too.

What You Get When You Join The Hive!

  • Base pay (range) of $175,000 - $205,000 USD (Midlevel to Senior range)
  • A stake in our success - generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
  • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are - our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
  • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market - no matter where you live (or move)!
  • 401k plan to help you plan for your future
  • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
  • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance and 75% for dependents
  • Time To Recharge - Unlimited PTO, paid sabbatical, 19 US Holidays in 2023 (which includes a company wide break at the end of the year to help you relax and recharge for the new year), and one 3-day weekend per month
  • Pick Your Perk - $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
  • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
  • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
  • $200 Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
  • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
  • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
  • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) - so you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
  • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes
Please note we cannot currently sponsor or do visa transfers at this time.
Diversity & Accommodations:
We're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don't need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email to discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better - we want to know!