Design Engineer, Web

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ABOUT RETOOL:

Nearly every company in the world runs on custom software: Gartner estimates that up to 50% of all code is written for internal use. This is the operational software for refunding orders, underwriting loans, onboarding employees, analyzing transactions, and providing customer support. But most companies don’t have adequate resources to properly invest in these tools, leading to a lot of old and clunky internal software or, even worse, users still stuck in manual and spreadsheet flows. 

At Retool, we’re on a mission to bring good software to everyone. We’re building  a new type of development platform that combines the benefits of traditional software development with a drag-and-drop UI editor and AI, making it dramatically faster to build internal tools. We believe that the future of software development lies in abstracting away the tedious and repetitive tasks developers waste time on, while creating reusable components that act as a force multiplier for future developers and projects. The result is not just productivity, but good software by default. And that’s a mission worth striving for. 

Today, our customers span from small startups building their first operational tools to Fortune 500 companies building mission-critical apps for thousands of users across their business. Interested in joining us? Let us know! 

 

WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU:

Thousands of customers use Retool to power their businesses with custom internal software, from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. As quickly as we’re growing, we’ve barely scratched the surface: we have a huge opportunity to share the value of Retool, the impact the product has for our customers, and how we’re changing the way internal tools are built.

For most, our web presence is the first impression of Retool. No matter where a visitor lands—retool.com, our blog, the community, documentation—we want to create a cohesive interactive experience that reflects the power, flexibility, and speed of the Retool product. 

We have both high expectations and a demanding, technically-savvy audience of developers. We expect our web presence to be highly informative, eminently usable, and visually stunning. Most of all, it should meet our visitors at their point of need and provide a seamless transition to immediately building software inside of Retool.

To help lead this vision, we’re looking for a full-stack web engineer interested in operating at the intersection of design, code, and content.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

As an engineer on our design engineering team, you’ll own implementation of projects across all of our web touch points (retool.com, our blog, the community, documentation, and more) from start to finish. Working with internal and external stakeholders, you’ll collaborate on design approaches and communicate technical trade-offs. You’ll audit our current tech stack and content management infrastructure and design a path forward that scales with our aggressive goals and makes it easier for others to contribute. 

Most importantly, you’ll sweat the details: whether it’s implementing a complex React animation, shaving seconds off of time to interactive, or improving the reliability of the build pipeline.

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH:

As a design engineer you will work closely with other members of the design engineering team and brand design team. You will collaborate on projects from the ideation phase through to the final launch. The entire design team is committed to making retool.com a unique and engaging experience. The work done by the design team has a major impact on potential and existing customers’ perception of Retool and is critical to the success of the company.

You’ll also be joining a broader team of Retools who are passionate about serving our customers and enjoy collaborating with each other to build a company from the ground up.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU'LL:

  • Lead development and operational efforts for Retool’s web presence, building performant, reliable, and maintainable solutions across retool.com, our blog, community, docs, and more
  • Partner closely with the design team to implement beautiful, groundbreaking web experiences of exceptional quality
  • Collaborate with the marketing and growth teams to shape our content infrastructure, optimize relevance for our technical audience, and integrate with the tools that power Retool’s go-to-market plans
  • Help establish and maintain a design system for Retool’s web presence
  • Stay educated on the latest in web development methodologies and new technologies, continually working to deliver an innovative web presence that stands apart in presentation and performance

THE SKILLSET YOU'LL BRING:

REQUIRED expert level experience in the following

  • React + TypeScript
  • CSS (Frameworks, animation, layouts)
  • Experience implementing advanced interaction/animations (Framer Motion, GSAP experience is a plus)
  • Working in advanced CI/CD environments

BONUS if you have experience in the following:

  • NextJS or similar SSG framework experience
  • Vercel or similar CI/CD experience
  • Tailwind and StyledComponents experience
  • WebGL or Shader animation experience
  • Rive + Lottie or similar

Additional requirements

  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards and requirements
  • A track record of successfully collaborating with design teams and/or personal experience designing websites, along with a relentless passion for nailing the details
  • Basic familiarity with analytics and web monitoring platforms (like Google Analytics or Amplitude) and marketing concepts such as conversion, A/B testing, and lead generation
  • Deep understanding of technical search engine optimization(SEO), how search engines work and interpret site architecture
  • Ability to balance many simultaneous projects and thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment

For candidates based in the United States, the annual base salary range is listed below. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Retool and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors such as (but not limited to), scope and responsibilities, the candidate’s experience and qualifications, and location. 

Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity, and/or commission/bonuses are dependent on the position offered. Retool provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

United States pay range

$159,000$205,000 USD

Retool offers generous benefits to all employees and hybrid work location. For more information, please visit the benefits and perks section of our careers page!

Retool is currently set up to employ all roles in the US and specific roles in the UK. To find roles that can be employed in the UK, please refer to our careers page and review the indicated locations.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CypressFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • gRPCFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • OAuthFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RetoolDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • LinearManagement
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • OutreachCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SplashCRM
    • GongLead Gen
    • RevOps CPQLead Gen
    • LeadIQLead Gen
    • LeadGeniusLead Gen
    • LinkedIn Sales InsightsLead Gen
    • ChampifyLead Gen

An Insider's view of Retool

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Retool, Engineering, Product, and Design work closely throughout the entire product development process. Designers collaborate across various product lines to create cohesive designs and meet the needs of our users. Our structure encourages open communication and collective decision-making, with everyone empowered to share input and ideas.

What is your vision for the company?

Software has changed our lives, but it remains far too difficult to build. Code is great and the best way to get a computer to do something—but should we write as much code as we do? We think not. Retool is a new, better way to program so that people everywhere can build custom software that works.

David

CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

An open-ended platform like Retool means our audience is incredibly diverse. Creating messaging that resonates with everyone reinforces a lot of what I find invigorating about product marketing—talking to customers, using those insights to fuel our roadmap and enablement materials, and iterating to deliver a message that’s exciting to developers.

Kiersten

Product Marketer

What are Retool Perks + Benefits

Culture
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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