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Senior Frontend Software Engineer at FIGS (Santa Monica)

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Are you self-motivated? Results-driven? Do you want to be on the ground floor of building out a world-class e-commerce experience? Yes?! Then we want to talk to you. Here at FIGS, we are building and growing our fledgling e-commerce platform. We are looking for an exceptional engineer who can help us architect and build out the front-end part of that stack. Our current front-end experience is a server-side rendered Next.js React site built with Typescript, GraphQL, Styled Components, and React 16. We use Shopify to manage our shopping cart and checkout process, and have a mandate to grow on top of and beyond it as we need to. Our backend services are a mix of Typescript on Node and Ruby on Rails. You can of course help contribute to some of them as you need to.

While our base stack is evolving there is still plenty of room for it to grow. Want to introduce react-spring for better animations? Let's debate. Want to implement a PWA architecture to help us cache data client-side? Let's explore. Want to re-write our site’s build process in Haskell? No, we have limits.

Does this sound interesting? Keep reading.

What you'll do:
  • Work as an engineer on projects with a small team or alone as we grow
  • Partner with our Product, Design, and Backend Engineering teams to:
  • Define and build out our core theming and reusable component libraries
  • Define and help implement core data models that will power our presentation layer APIs
  • Build customer-facing front-end applications and features to help our customers better use our site
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience or education.
  • 3+ years professionally working on front-end applications.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals.
  • A preference for TDD-style development over YDD (YOLO driven development).
  • Extensive experience with Vanilla JavaScript.
  • A commanding knowledge of HTML, CSS, and building rich user experiences with them. (e.g., What’s the box model?)
  • Prior experience with SPA frameworks like React, Vue, Ember, or Angular.
  • Experience using Node.js in a production environment.
  • Experience working with statically-typed languages like Typescript.
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations.
  • Awareness of common web security vulnerabilities and how to avoid them.
  • Demonstrated ability to architect scalable and maintainable front-end JavaScript applications.
Bonus points for:
  • Experience with building and maintaining traditional Shopify sites and experience working on Shopify Apps and Themes.
  • Experience setting up CI/CD build processes and pipelines.
  • Familiarity with server-side MVC web application frameworks, like Next.js, Ruby on Rails or Django.
  • Familiarity with DevOps technologies like Docker, Vagrant, Terraform and Kubernetes.
Other must haves:
  • Desire to learn: we are not looking for specific experience with our tech stack—just the willingness and sufficient experience (with an equivalent stack) to pick it up fast.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Collaboration: we work in small cross-functional teams and as individual engineers. We are not afraid of challenges and working together to tackle them.
  • Positive attitude: we are self-starters who love to solve problems with technologies
  • A strong work ethic, with integrity and entrepreneurial mindset.

A little bit about us…

The medical apparel industry is antiquated, highly fragmented and, until FIGS, was driven solely by low-cost providers offering a limited selection of poor quality products sold through third party distributors. FIGS is revolutionizing the medical apparel industry by creating the highest quality medical apparel in the world and by selling directly to medical professionals through our branded ecommerce site.

FIGS’ foundation is built on product quality, and we have a relentless focus on three key areas: fabric, fit and function. We developed our proprietary, performance-oriented fabric technology to meet the demands of the medical profession. FIGS’ Technical Collection fabric is wrinkle resistant, moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable and offers four-way stretch. Our designs are tailored, sophisticated and innovative, incorporating features such as yoga waistbands, smart storage (pockets, zippers, hidden pockets) and inspirational sayings inside each garment that appeal to modern healthcare professionals.

By offering a branded and customer-centric online shopping experience, we are changing how medical professionals buy their workwear. Through our website, social media, and participation in medical conferences and events, we have built a strong following within the medical community and a meaningful connection with our customers, which allows us to understand their needs and to ensure that FIGS is continuously improving and innovating.

FIGS’ Threads for Threads initiative is central to our mission. FIGS has donated hundreds of thousands of scrubs to healthcare providers in need around the world.

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What are FIGS Perks + Benefits

FIGS Benefits Overview

At FIGS, we understand our team members are humans (awesome ones) and we support them wholly - contributing to the growth and development of healthy and engaged team members.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In 2021, we held 9 community donation initiatives around monthly themes for Black Community Empowerment, Women’s Empowerment, Environmental Wellness, Mental Health, Pride, Financial Wellness & more!
Partners with Nonprofits
FIGS Partners with nonprofits such as Center for Transyouth Health & Development at CHLA, RxART, WildAid, Doctors without Borders in Haiti & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
One core ingredient of our culture’s ‘secret sauce’ is our Culture Committee. It’s comprised of, and led by, a highly engaged group of team members from all levels of the company.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
FIGS is a female-founded company that is still led today by co-founder Trina Spear. Women comprise over 50% of the leadership team.
Unconscious bias training
People managers participate in DEI training through the FIGS leadership development program. Starting in 2023, all employees will have access to on-demand classes through an online learning platform.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our team sources diverse slates of candidates and uses a tool to remove exclusive and biased language from job descriptions. All hiring managers will attend an inclusive interview class in 2023.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
FIGS fully subsidizes life insurance for all employees.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Through Sequoia, all employees will have access to Ginger, Headspace and Gympass products at no additional cost.
Team workouts
FIGS employees have participated in group wellness activities that include kickboxing, yoga, meditation, sound baths, stretching & more!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
FIGS offers a 401K program which all employees are eligible to participate in after 3 months of employment.
401(K) Matching
FIGS will match 100% of an employee’s contributions up to 6% of the employee's pay.
Company Equity
All full time employees will receive an equity award upon joining FIGS!
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Twice a year, eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll in a 6-month ESPP program, where we purchase FIGS stock at a discounted price on your behalf.
Performance Bonus
All eligible employees are able to receive a bonus based on company and personal performance.
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
FIGS offers a flexible vacation policy to full-time, exempt employees.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees accrue up to 72 hours of sick leave and accrual begins on date of hire.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
FIGS partners with WEX Commuter benefits to allow employees to put money aside, pre-tax, up to IRS limits for commuting expenses.
Company Outings
Our team looks forward to our company-wide events like FIGStoberfest and our annual FIGS Field Day at Calamigos Ranch.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
We stock our kitchen with the drinks and snacks you need to fuel your day. We offer items like cold brew, canned lattes, tea, chips, snack bars, and nuts.
Some Meals Provided
FIGS provides a weekly UberEats meal credit. Employees receive $40 the first week of the month and $20 each week thereafter.
Happy Hours
Individual teams schedule happy hours and other team building events at their discretion. Our Culture Committee plans company-wide events like FIGStoberfest, FIGSchella, and FIGS Field Day.
Parking
FIGS offers free, onsite garage parking for all employees.
Recreational Clubs
Our FIGS Groups are employee-led affinity groups centered around a hobby or interest, like tennis, skateboarding, or volleyball, and offer opportunities for like-minded employees to connect.
Relocation Assistance
FIGS provides relocation assistance for eligible employees depending on level.
Fitness Subsidies
Employees receive a GymPass membership that offers live-streamed and on-demand classes in addition to entrance at select gyms and studios. FIGS HQ also has an on-site Peloton spinning room.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All FIGS employees recieve a new hire home-office stipend in their first month working with us.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits and perks package focused on your well-being. Enjoy a FIGS-sponsored weekly remote meal program with UberEats, a digital fitness stipend with OnePass, GymPass, and a free Peloton room on-site. We hold weekly company-wide meetings, exclusive Coffee Connection meetings with the FIGS Co-CEOs, and monthly Fruitful Talks with thought-leaders and industry experts. We care for our extended FIGS family by offering generous parental leave, new-parent care meals, and a transition back to work program following leave. Additionally, we support our team members through affinity groups and a thoughtfully designed Buddy Program, fostering friendship and belonging.

An Insider's view of FIGS

What are some social events your company does?

Pre-COVID, we’d do karaoke nights at HQ, team happy hours & launch parties for new releases. Recently, we’ve transitioned to cocktail-making kits for virtual HH's, Zoom Book Club, digital Halloween costume contest for employees and pets & a cookbook featuring recipes from our team members. We also have a dedicated Wellness and CX Appreciation week!

Jordan

Culture & Development Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At FIGS, we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best experience and empower our teams. I often meet with different departments such as marketing, social, and product teams to find solutions to new challenges, answer frequently asked questions, and collaborate on ways to provide the best experience to our community.

Reyna

Senior Manager, Partner & Project Mangement

What is your vision for the company?

FIGS is transforming the healthcare experience through design, community and innovative technology. We have revolutionized the medical apparel industry and are working to establish FIGS as one of the most iconic, formidable brands in the world.

Heather and Trina

Co-Founders

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe that you create the world you want to live in and that ethos is shared by everyone who works at FIGS. We are a team of doers, think outside of the box-ers and innovators. We encourage our team to think like owners, to contribute ideas fearlessly and to always ask, "What's next?"

Heather and Trina

Co-Founders

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