Web Software Developer, Web Client

Menlo Park, California, US

WhatsApp is the world’s fastest growing communication company with over 1 billion active users globally. We help bring friends, families, communities, soccer groups, doctors, storm chasers, and million others closer. We are just getting started. We are looking for the best individuals to grow and support this incredible community of users. WhatsApp has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Most downloaded apps in over 100 countries on the App Store and has received over 1 Billion installs on Google Play.

Join a world-class engineering-driven company, where you'll have instant impact from day one. WhatsApp has an open culture and flat organization. Every engineer is literally sitting a few steps away from the founders. As a member of our engineering team you will tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability and security while delivering a delightful, simple user experience to a global user base. If you love writing code, hate tons of meetings, then come talk to us.

Responsibilities

  • Help build the web based version of WhatsApp in Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from PMs, designers and other engineers
  • Pro-actively enhance our web platform

Minimum Qualification

  • Ability to create interfaces using Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Understanding of patterns used for developing web applications
  • 2+ years experience developing responsive web applications that work across multiple devices

Preferred Qualification

  • Understanding of the web technology stack (HTTP, WebSockets, cookies, asset loading / caching)
  • Experience with React, Backbone, WebPack, Promises
  • Experience with Sass and Compass
  • Experience with cross-browser quirks
  • Data-informed product development: analytics, A/B testing, etc.
  • Experience using REST API’s
  • Experience with version control systems