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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.

A brief overview:

GitLab is building an open-source, single application for the entire software development lifecycle—from project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security.

At GitLab, we live and breathe open source principles. This means our entire handbook is online, and with a few clicks, you can find the details of future releases, the maturity of our different product categories, the details of our past releases, and an overview of the product vision you’d contribute to when working here

About the Global Search team

The Global Search team is focused on bringing world class search functionality to GitLab.com and self-managed instances with Elasticsearch. It mainly had backend engineers in the past. Now, they are looking for a frontend engineer to help define and build an easy and pleasant user interface for their customers.

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

  1. Elasticsearch lessons learnt for Advanced Global Search
  2. Improve the sorting and search experience for the project and group dropdowns in global search
  3. Insights from code search research for Global Search
  4. Global Search - Convert UI from HAML to Vue

 

What you can expect in a Frontend Engineer role at GitLab:

  • You'll help improve the overall experience of our product through improving the quality of the Frontend features
  • You’ll help identify areas of improvements in the code base and help contribute to make it better
  • You’ll work alongside the UX team, the Backend Engineering team and Product Managers to iterate on new features within the GitLab product.
  • You’ll learn, collaborate and teach other Frontend Engineers. Everyone can contribute something new to the team regardless of how long they’ve been in the industry.
  • You’ll fix prioritized issues from the issue tracker. These are typically bugs listed in a GitLab issue with an attached severity and priority label.
  • You'll write high quality code to complete scheduled direction issues assigned by your frontend engineering manager.
  • You’ll contribute to and follow our workflow process, alongside the rest of the Frontend team and the GitLab community as a whole.

You should apply if:

  • You have prior experience building Frontend web applications
  • You have a solid understanding in core web and browser concepts (eg. how does JavaScript handle asynchronous code)
  • You have working knowledge of when and how to make your code scale effectively
  • You are proactive in taking ownership of tasks and take them to completion
  • You desire to learn and continually give and receive feedback effectively
  • You have a solid understanding of CSS, semantic HTML and core JavaScript concepts.
  • You have experience working with Vue.js
  • Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency (CREDIT) resonate with you.

Nice to have:

  • You have experience contributing to open source software
  • You have experience optimizing code and look for ways to resolve performance issues
  • You have experience with writing automation tests using Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape, etc.
  • You have experience using a modern state management library (Vuex, Redux, etc)
  • You have working knowledge of Ruby on Rails, Haml, and other tools in the stack
  • You have experience using Git in a professional/workplace environment
  • You have working knowledge of Elasticsearch

For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $89,600 - $157,400 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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What are GitLab Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Continuing Education stipend
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Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of GitLab

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

There's real flexibility with asynchronous work at GitLab that I haven't experienced in other companies. I can choose how I want to work and live and where I want to live, so I travel a lot which is awesome, and you can't put a price on that. Overall, I'm more productive and happier!

Stefania

Solutions Architect

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We typically collaborate with the broader customer success team, sales teams & product teams to ensure that the customer is successful when partnering with us. We heavily rely on slack channels, docs, issues for async collaboration. We also initiate meetings at times when we are looking to resolve certain issues or brainstorm in a short time frame.

Reshmi

Senior Manager, Enterprise Solution Architecture

How does the company support your career growth?

From starting a new role, to being promoted in that role twice now, GitLab has provided me with the resources and support I need to drive my own professional growth. One of the most inspiring things I discovered here is how genuinely team members want to help their colleagues succeed, and all you have to do is put in the work and ask for help.

Chloe

Manager, Customer Success Managers

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I created the engineering director shadow program so that anyone at GitLab can shadow me for one week. This allows the shadow to learn the perspective and workload of an engineering director while also enabling them to learn how I make decisions and receive mentoring. It also allows me to get some “reverse mentoring” on my communication.

Wayne

Director, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

The most exciting projects I get the opportunity to work on during my day is partnering with large enterprise companies using GitLab to solve their problems and optimize their use of the solution. I greatly enjoy helping them with their DevOps transformation and ensuring that they reap the greatest possible return on their investment in GitLab.

Chenje

Senior Strategic Customer Success Manager

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