Web Software Developer, Web Client (WhatsApp)

(Menlo Park, CA)

WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.

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 Qualifications

  • 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 Qualifications

  • 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

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