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Principal Front End Software Architect

 United States

Principal Front End Software Architect

  • United States
  • Software Engineers

We are interviewing and onboarding 100% virtually at this time. PagerDuty is focused on inclusion and employee well-being by building a culture that isn’t location specific and gives equal opportunity to everyone—regardless of where you are working. Unless your job requirements make it necessary to be in a company office, you may choose to work in-office, remotely, or hybrid.

We are interviewing and onboarding 100% virtually at this time. PagerDuty is focused on inclusion and employee well-being by building a culture that isn’t location specific and gives equal opportunity to everyone—regardless of where you are working. Unless your job requirements make it necessary to be in a company office, you may choose to work in-office, remotely, or hybrid.

As a Principal Front End Software Architect on our Platform team, you’ll be part of a fast-moving, high-performing, and innovative team tackling some of the most challenging front end problems in the company.  You'll be our technical leader to research, architect, and evangelize our Front end strategy across Engineering-wide. This is a position for someone that loves the player coach model and rolling up your sleeves and working with a team to learn and execute our Front end ambitions. 

As the Front end subject matter expert, you will be consulted with and leaned on to make critical technical decisions. You will bring a long term point of view to the organization, working closely with the Product and Engineering heads, and create Long Range Plans for technical Front end strategy that aligns with the company’s 3+ year goals. You bring a strong foundation on building enterprise SaaS products, excellent communication skills, and the ability to see the big picture. You may or may not code on a daily basis, but you could if needed. 

How You Contribute to Our Vision:  Key Responsibilities

  • Think long term and create a 3+ year vision for PagerDuty’s Front end technical strategy. The expectation is you are always researching and experimenting with new technologies but are focused on the practical-tactical near term.
  • Be a coach and mentor to engineers of all experience levels. You’ve been a technical leader and really enjoy mentoring and leading projects and driving technical excellence within the team.
  • Lead and drive technical decisions across multiple teams for Front end development.
  • With 19,000+ global customers and growing, you’ll be solving really interesting technical challenges while helping to scale our Front end applications to keep up with demand and continually drive simple and clean modern applications.

Skills and Attributes

  • You are empathetic - you can clearly communicate your thoughts and opinions to others and facilitate these technical discussions to a successful outcome.
  • You do good work and lots of it; the drive to deliver is just a part of you.
  • You are an expert that has used React / Node.JS and have a knowledge of Ember. You have shipped multiple high usage React Web Applications and the benefits and costs.
  • You have a good understanding of the full web service architecture/technologies (e.g. CDN, request headers, API design, service load balance/routing, disaster recovery).
  • You have a strong passion for developing elegant and well-designed frameworks.
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • You can prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a highly dynamic environment with a results-oriented mindset.

Minimum Requirements

  • You have 10+ years designing, developing, and managing customer-facing SaaS applications and web-based systems using modern frameworks like React / Ember.
  • You have experience in designing, building, and operating large systems with scalability, availability, and performance requirements.
  • You have strong experience in designing and building REST APIs.
  • Both Practical and tactical knowledge in using and architecting performant React applications. 
  • Prior React based commercial software applications 
  • Ability to understand and plan optimal path migrations between different front end technologies 
  • You focus on architecting front end software systems that maximize developer productivity and avoid “not built here” syndrome.
  • You are focused on shipping 
  • You love delighting your users by working with design , product and software development teams to ship product consistently and reliably to schedule.
  • You enjoy architecting front end systems and evangelizing, teaching and implementing to see those systems come to life.
  • You have expert knowledge on deployment of production web applications utilizing React, and Node.JS.
  • Experience with agile (scrum, kanban, lean) delivery methodologies.
  • Public cloud engineering on AWS (preferred), Azure, or GCP platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have prior experience being the technical Front end architect for large, high growth enterprise SaaS products.
  • You have experience with tools that ensure your high-quality work makes a smooth, automated, repeatable transition from your machine to our staging and production environments.

Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to transition or take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

PagerDuty Offers

We are dedicated to providing a culture where our people are happy, enabled and inspired to do their best. One of the ways we do this is by developing a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports employees and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations. 

Your package may include:

  • Competitive salary and company equity
  • Comprehensive benefits package from day one
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)
  • Retirement or pension plan
  • Paid parental leave - up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)
  • Generous paid vacation time 
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Paid employee volunteer time - 20 hours per year
  • Bi-annual company-wide hack weeks
  • Mental wellness programs
  • Dutonian Wellness Days - scheduled company-wide paid days off in addition to PTO and scheduled holidays
  • HibernationDuty - a week each year when everyone at PagerDuty, with the exception of a small, coverage crew, is asked to take a much needed break to truly disconnect and recharge

About PagerDuty

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management, serving over 14,000 customers and 850,000 users worldwide, including 65% of the Fortune 100. 

For the teams who build and run digital systems, PagerDuty is the best way to manage the urgent, mission-critical work that is essential to keeping digital services always on. We make it easy to handle any unplanned task, event, or opportunity, right away.

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, 50% of our board of directors is comprised of women, 45% of our managers are from underrepresented groups, and we are a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, committed to donating 1% Equity, 1% Employee time, and 1% Product to accelerate change in our communities. We are Great Place to Work-certified™ and our product is top rated in its category on TrustRadius

From how we build our teams to who sits in the boardroom, we hope you can see yourself at PagerDuty.

Learn more: Social Impact; Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity; Culture

Additional Information

PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email accommodation@pagerduty.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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