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Funding10M-20M USD
IndustryConsumer, Database, Discovery, E-commerce
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Senior Software Engineer - Frontend

at Birchbox in New York, NY   —   Jul 04, 2014   |  
Birchbox is changing the way people discover and shop for beauty and lifestyle products. We combine a personalized subscription service that delivers high-end samples directly to our members with an online magazine and store. Our platform provides our brand partners with a more effective way to access customers.

Birchbox launched in the Fall of 2010 and is one of the fastest growing companies in New York. We are backed by top VC firms, including Accel Partners and First Round Capital. You can get a feel for the buzz about Birchbox, by searching for us on YouTube: For traditional media coverage, checkout our press page:

Birchbox ( is looking for senior software engineers who specialize in frontend development. You are obsessed with delivering the best possible customer experience, value software engineering practices such as testing, and never forget about performance and reusability when designing your code. You build User Interfaces that are responsive, usable, and elegant.
Develop web interfaces and new features for desktop and mobile devices for our incredibly engaged user base
Develop and maintain testing infrastructure for the presentation layer
Continually improve the reusability and maintainability of the frontend codebase
Define Birchbox presentation layer standards and ensure our products meet web standards across all devices
Work with full-stack and back-end engineers to design services and APIs. And sometimes write some model and controller code
Work with product and creative to ensure the best possible user experience and help to prototype attractive and highly usable interfaces
5+ years client-side development experience
Extensive experience with JavaScript, including JQuery and AJAX
Extensive experience crafting HTML and CSS, and familiarity with pre-processors such as LESS and Sass
Experience with view templating languages e.g., Haml
Experience building web interfaces for multiple browsers and devices and familiarity with responsive layout best-practices
Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and web/mobile standards
Working knowledge of a server-side language such as ruby, php or python
Exceptional taste, an eye for detail, a passion for usability, and an interest in ecommerce
We consider the follow skills as pluses:
A Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Computer Science
Experience developing backend services
Experience working in startups and/or ecommerce
Experience working with Ruby on Rails
base+bonus+equity+free benefits+snacks+free grooming/lifestyle/beauty products+challenging work+FUN
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