FIGS
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Santa Monica, CA

Lead Frontend Software Engineer (Santa Monica, CA)

| Santa Monica
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Are you self-motivated? Results-driven? Do you want to be leading a team that’s 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 prioritize frontend work on our E-Commerce Squad. You will be working with our Product Management and Backend Teams to help prioritize new site features, plan and scope out frontend platform improvements, and generally maintain the health of our frontend code base.

This role is a technical leadership role and does not have direct report responsibilities, though engineering management is a path forward from it. You should expect roughly half your time to be dedicated to individual contribution (i.e, writing code), and the other half dedicated to helping engineers and product management with requirements gathering, project planning, and reviewing code. 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
  • Own the frontend platform backlog and work with Product Management to prioritize the engineering work needed to keep our platform fast, organized, and a joy to work in
  • Partner with our Product, Design, and Backend Engineering teams to:
  • Help plan and prioritize our various projects
  • Own the frontend platform backlog and work with engineering leadership to prioritize work that keeps our platform fast, organized, and a joy to work in
  • 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.
  • 5+ 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™
  • 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.

Please apply with your cover letter, resume, and examples of previous work to be considered.

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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Where we are

FIGS is conveniently located in Santa Monica a short walk from the Bergamont train station, food trucks, and restaurants.

Technology we use

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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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FIGS has a D&I and Culture committee to organize events for Team FIGS!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
ClassPass subsidy
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
FIGS provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
FIGS hourly employees accrue up to 120 hours of PTO, based on hours worked.
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
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month and other celebrations.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
ClassPass
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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 ClassPass, 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?

We tie our events & initiatives into areas that align with our holistic vision of wellness, ensuring the team has opportunities to have fun & celebrate themselves & each other along the way! This year we've partnered with Heal the Bay, Good Shepherd Center, the Boys & Girls Club, the Asian Mental Health Collective, Inner-City Arts and more!

Jordan

Employee Engagement & Culture Coordinator

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

Manager, Customer Experience

How does the company support your career growth?

At FIGS everyone is treated like an owner and empowered to take on more responsibility. You don't hear the word "no" often and hard work is always recognized. I started as a social media manager here at FIGS and am now the Chief Brand Officer. It's been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.

Jenny

Chief Brand Officer

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-CEO's

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-CEO's

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