Senior Software Engineer

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Senior Software Engineer (Frontend)

About the Role

Babylist is an e-commerce and gifting platform for new parents and parents-to-be. We are a rapidly growing business looking for talented contributors to join our seasoned, cross-discipline team.

Our web application and backend systems are at the center of the Babylist experience - an experience our users love as they prepare for one of life's biggest events.The Babylist engineering culture is one of learning and knowledge sharing. We are passionate about experimentation, automation and shipping value to our customers. Our stack is based on Ruby on Rails and React. We continue to expand our toolbox to use the best technologies for the job.

About you

  • You care deeply about user experience.

  • You have a track record of implementing systems that can adapt to new business requirements. You can leverage domain experience in web technologies and e-commerce.

  • You understand testing, monitoring and running a production software system. You are able to develop an architecture with a team.

  • You are passionate about using your engineering experience to quickly define and implement systems and features that provide value to our customers.

  • You value collaboration and working with a strong team. You are excited to support your team and pleased when they support you.

  • You know how to roll up your sleeves. We like systems that run well, but when things don't go as planned we support each other.

What you'll do

  • Provide thought leadership around site performance, deployment, developer velocity, and much more. You would feel excited to bring in new ways of solving problems.

  • Work closely with product and design to shape and implement new features.

  • Improve and help maintain existing systems. Friction in the development process slows us down and has a large opportunity cost. We see value in taking time to create maintainable systems and remove hurdles from the development process.

  • Working in a close, supportive team solving real world problems and making decisions.

  • Mentoring other team members through design and architecture planning, code reviews, and knowledge sharing sessions.

  • Maintaining older systems and replacing them safely.

  • Learning and growing as an Engineer.

What You'll Need

  • 5+ years of engineering experience with a proven track record of building consumer web applications. 

  • Expert-level fluency in JavaScript, React, and CSS.

  • Experience in site performance optimization.

  • Experience with testing and continuous integration.

  • Experience with Ruby/Rails and AWS a plus.

  • Mentoring. You're comfortable and excited about helping others learn their craft.

  • Group dynamics. You should be well versed in effective group communication. As the saying goes: strong opinions, lightly held.

  • A hunger to learn from your peers and make their jobs easier. We like to learn from each other.

Our Tech Stack

  • React

  • Ruby on Rails

  • MySQL

  • Redis

  • Sidekiq

  • AWS

About Babylist

At Babylist, we help expecting parents get exactly what they need for the arrival of their new baby. Founded in 2011, Babylist is a popular baby gift registry in the US. We serve millions of families every year to help them make the journey to parenthood less overwhelming and more fun. Families can add any item from any store to their registry, including products Babylist directly sells, alongside meaningful gifts like babysitting and meals, which they can’t buy in stores. The baby retail market is underserved and Babylist is well positioned to be the trusted brand that helps new families through this monumental life stage. In the US alone, 4 million babies are born every year and we have over 1.5 million new families signing up to create a baby registry with us annually. This year, 10M loved ones will give the perfect gift using Babylist. 

Why You Will Love Working at Babylist:

 • We get stuff done

 • We have a real impact on people’s lives

 • We're passionate about our users and we genuinely appreciate them

 • We work at a sustainable pace for long-term success (yes, we’re profitable)

 • We are growing and have meaningful opportunities for career advancement

 • We’re a technological and results-driven business

 • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative

 • We have experienced leadership that is always open to new ideas


 • Competitive pay

 • Competitive health benefits including company-funded medical, dental, and vision

 • 401(k), FSA plans, and disability insurance

 • Flexible, paid parental leave policy

 • MacBook Pro, tools that you'll need to be successful, and remote working stipend for office set-up

 • Company-wide events and meetings to connect with the broader Babylist team

 • We work at a sustainable pace; in general we don't work late or on weekends


If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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