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Web Team Engineering Lead



United States · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Web Team Engineering Lead at Here (S20)
Hang out together online
New York or Remote / Remote (US)
6+ years
About Here

Here is where friends and communities hang out together online in customized and personalized rooms.  Our mission is to create a sense of closeness even if you’re worlds away.  People build personalized rooms where they meet to decorate, video chat, message, draw, play mini games, watch videos, and move around--all available in a web browser.  Here is expressive, creative and fun.

Our team has deep expertise building social, consumer, collaboration and messaging products at companies like Facebook, Groupon and Instagram.  We founded and sold multiple venture-backed startups, and we're backed by world class investors.  User response to Here amazes us every day, which is why we’re looking to add extraordinary folks to our team.

About the role
Skills: JavaScript, Node.js, React, TypeScript, Firebase

Who You Are

  • You are a well-rounded engineer who has led the full life cycle of major projects.
  • You know how to code...very, very well. You are fluent in some of our stack: Javascript and Node, running mostly on Firebase. Some React, some pure JS, some Canvas. You’ve probably tried more than a few different frameworks and understand the tradeoffs between them.
  • You make others around you better; you are about the people you work with learning and getting better at their craft.
  • You care deeply about the user. You want to blow their mind.
  • You’re a decisive builder, a shipper, and a craftsperson.
  • You move fast and work hard.
  • You’re comfortable working in a problem space with a lot of uncharted territory.
  • You do the right thing.
  • You are opinionated but open, you want the best idea to win.

What You’ll Do

  • Guide important decisions about architecture and overall web platform. Build a common layer that can accelerate other engineers and help us easily maintain a very flexible, stable web platform as we grow.
  • You have the opportunity (requirement) to continually learn, teach, and step outside your comfort zone.
  • You will work closely with an experienced founding team and get exposed to the early days and decisions that will make a startup successful.
  • You will be responsible for the end-to-end execution of projects - from conception, through implementation, and measurement - that change the trajectory of Here. You will be the primary point person for our Full Stack Web team.
  • As Here grows, your role will grow. We expect the early team to be exceptional, and to grow as exceptional leaders.

Our team is small--you’ll be one of our first few hires--which means you’ll have a lot of responsibility from the start.  Here is an entirely new approach to video and personalization.  At our most basic level, we’re building the way people want to be together online with one another--we’re making the OS for hanging out.  We run lots of experiments, we take risks, we ship some really weird stuff.


Frontend: JavaScript  
Backend: Node and Firebase  
Video: WebRTC and our own SFU

New York or Remote / Remote (US)
6+ years