Marketing Web Developer at Kong (Remote)

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If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the Role:

We’re seeking a Marketing Web Developer that thrives in a fast-paced environment and is ready to deliver top-tier experiences that not only look and function great but also convert. As a Marketing Web Developer, you’ll be tasked with maximizing conversions through adding features, fixing bugs, and creating the best possible data-driven user experience across all the marketing websites.

Why should you want to work at Kong?

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
- APIs are driving innovation across every industry!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
- Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
- Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021
Kong employees discuss our culture at our 2020 Company Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
- Kong Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

As a Marketing Web Developer, you’ll get to:

  • Contribute to the architecture, building, and optimization of the various features of the marketing websites
  • Help optimize and streamline performance for the marketing websites
  • Work with building WordPress sites through custom themes and plugins
  • Build new content pages using best practices and data-driven approaches
  • Update and continue to improve existing pages on the website
  • Create things using PHP, WordPress, Sass (SCSS), and JavaScript
  • Continue to shape and improve our quality assurance process
  • Work with a wide array of stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Work with our amazing design team to convert their Figma layouts to pixel-perfect web pages, while also having the freedom to give feedback and intertwine your touches
  • Work with our product team to help forge our design patterns and help shape the next generation of Kong’s user experience
  • Work with various colleagues within the marketing team to help bring their ideas to fruition and enable them to keep the needle moving forward
  • Working alongside an ever-growing team of brilliant, thoughtful, like-minded colleagues
  • Anything else required by manager

What you bring to the table:

  • 6+ years of development experience, with a focus on PHP and WordPress development
  • Full-stack developer with a strong emphasis on the backend
  • Experience using SASS preprocessors (we love SCSS)
  • JavaScript experience (Node.js, JSX, jQuery, etc)
  • React and GraphQL experience are a plus but not required
  • Experience with task bundlers like Gulp and Webpack
  • A practical understanding of performance and accessibility best practices
  • Flexibility and the ability to work within a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience with various data tools for user-focused and data-driven development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An eye for design and detail when collaborating with our various marketing teams
  • A love for open source, a drive to continue learning, and facing new unique challenges

What is a Konger?

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values:

Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.

Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.

Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.

Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.

Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.

Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

About Kong:

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

More Information on Kong
Kong operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kong was founded in 2017. It has 354 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Flexible Work Schedule. To see all 27 open jobs at Kong, click here.
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