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GitLab's DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,400+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

GitLab is looking for someone to fill their Frontend Engineer position within the Create:Source Code team. In this role you'll be working on highly used part of our application, covering the frontend of pages related to the code repository such as the Repository browser, including the Blob viewers, as well as the Commit, Blame, Compare pages.

About the Source Code team

The Source Code team is focused on building and supporting all use-cases related to interacting with the code stored in each project repository. Whether it's a quick consultation of a commit or deep analysis of the history of changes to any given file, our team is tasked in building and supporting features that enable a great experience.

In our part of the codebase, we have immense opportunity for rewriting long-standing components of our app and bring them forward using modern techniques of Frontend engineering. We currently have an ongoing refactor to streamline the navigation between the Repository Browser and the Blob viewers. In this area, we are discussing and planning to address other areas like commits and blame pages to improve performance while also providing an improved experience for our users. An inherent part of this role is to conduct several exploratory proof-of-concepts experiments but also ship iterative changes to improve our Web Metrics.

Some of the work the team has been doing which may give you more insight into this position:

  • Refactor Repository Browser to 1 Vue Application
  • Create a client-side solution for _video.html.haml blob viewer
  • Compare View across forks
  • Ensure the LCP metric on the Project Homepage is consistently gathered on the same area of content (experiment)
  • Improve browser Total Blocking Time (TBT) performance of View File (source) page into S2 tier
Requirements
  • Professional experience with VueJS or another modern JavaScript web framework (React, Angular, Ember, etc)
  • Experience with writing automated tests (eg. Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape)
  • Experience using Git in a professional/workplace environment
  • A solid understanding in core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)
  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, CSS, and core JavaScript concepts.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
  • Demonstrated ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers, and clear status updates
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with great organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • Ability to use GitLab
  • Comfort and familiarity with our code review process
Compensation

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Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

 
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