Staff Software Engineer, Front End

USD 153k - 170k
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Who We Are 
30,000 products are launched every year, and 90% of them fail. Highlight is the first and only end-to-end agile product testing platform, enabling the efficient collection of scaled product performance data. Brands like Nestle, P&G, and Estee Lauder rely on Highlight for competitive benchmarking, pre-launch formulation testing, in-market product renovation, and more, to optimize product success. Highlight, launched in 2021, has seen runaway growth and scale, having tested hundreds of products at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional analog methods, and becoming the dominant SaaS platform in the product testing space. Highlight is a woman-owned, minority-owned startup on a mission to create better products for people and the planet. We’re a diverse and collaborative team committed to fostering an environment of innovation, impact, and growth.

The Opportunity

We’re hiring a front-end focused staff level engineer to join our growing and collaborative Client Experience team. We are looking for a person that has extensive knowledge and experience iteratively building scalable, well tested and reliable solutions. This is a unique opportunity to advance the state of the art of our front end technology and create a large impact in our greenfield market research platform that connects brands and consumers.

Your Impact

    • Guide the team in setting great front end patterns, practices, and architectural guidance
    • Lead the Front End Guild, influencing and mentoring teammates to help them grow to their full potential
    • Partner and collaborate with the team's product manager, designer, quality advocate, and software engineers to achieve amazing results for our customers 
    • Understand and solve customer problems through software in delightful ways
    • Experiment and deliver iteratively to help the team make informed data-driven decisions
    • Write code with a test driven approach and take great pride in the quality, resilience and performance of your solutions
    • Collaborate on system design, architecture, infrastructure, site reliability, and quality practices
    • You’ll have the opportunity to work in many technologies and lead the team through setting our tech roadmap

About You

    • Extensive experience in a software engineering role with a focus on front end development
    • Have led the building of React applications and learned lessons you are eager to share
    • Willingness to work across the full tech stack
    • Desire to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team
    • Highlight’s Engineering Values resonate with you

Engineering Values

    • We are deeply curious
    • We are data driven
    • We are customer obsessed
    • We thrive on big ideas and experimentation
    • We are intentional and thoughtful


    • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) with 100% employee premiums covered
    • Unlimited PTO
    • Flexible, remote WFH culture
    • Access to the iconic Hearst Tower & its facilities in NYC (should you choose to be in person)
    • Compensation:  $153,000 - $170,000
    • Generous equity package

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At Highlight, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful. We are committed to building a team that comes from a wide range of backgrounds - including but not limited to - race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, and veteran status. If you’re someone who can think rigorously and isn’t afraid to challenge assumptions, join us.

We've built a world-class team with decades of experience in the space. We’ve encountered the problems we’re trying to solve first hand and care deeply about making better products. We’ve been fortunate to raise a seed round from First Round Capital as well as experienced angels and insiders to help us further our mission. We’re also a passionate, capable, and empathetic team who live by our Humans First value. We have fun, we care about one another, and we’re all in on tacos.
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