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 .
This Frontend Engineer position for the Verify:Testing group is 100% remote.
A Brief Overview
GitLab is building an open source, single application for the entire DevOps 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 and an overview of the product vision you’d contribute to when working here.
As a frontend engineer at GitLab, you will be responsible for implementing and improving frontend features in the GitLab product. The work you’ll be overseeing will be impactful and highly visible to millions of our users across the globe.
Why should you apply for this team?
The goal of the Verify:Testing team is to provide automated testing integration into the GitLab CI workflow so that users can more easily utilize unit tests, code coverage, accessibility testing, and performance testing. Our goal is to surface actionable insights from these tests to all members of the team from developers and testers to team leads and VPs.
As the "user-facing side" of the testing group you will collaborate with the backend engineers in our group as well as having frequent opportunities to work with other groups within Verify, including Product and Design colleagues. We receive constant feedback from real users, both internal and external.
Some of the work the team has been doing which may give you more insight into the position is:
- Enforce Code Coverage for Merge
- Test History for MRs and Pipelines MVC
- Code Coverage Data for Groups
What you can expect in a Frontend Engineer role at GitLab:
- Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way
- Work with Product Management and other stakeholders (Backend, UX, etc.) to iterate on new features within the GitLab product.
- Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
- Confidently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
- You'll help improve the overall experience of our product through improving the quality of the Frontend features both in your group and features that benefit other groups.
- You’ll help identify areas of improvements in the code base, both specific to your group and outside your group (eg. component library) and help contribute to make it better
- 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 contribute to and follow our workflow process, alongside the rest of the Frontend Engineers and the GitLab community as a whole.
You should apply if you meet the following requirements:
- Experience with writing automated tests (eg. Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape)
- A solid understanding of core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)
- Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
- Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
- Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
- Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
- Positive and solution-oriented mindset
- An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
- Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
- Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
- Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
- Ability to use GitLab
Nice to have :
- Working knowledge of Ruby on Rails, Haml, or GraphQL
- Experience with the GitLab product as a user or contributor
- Product company experience
- Experience working with a remote team
- Enterprise software company experience
- Developer platform/tool industry experience
- Experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team
- Domain knowledge relevant to the product stage in which you are looking to join (eg. someone with CI/CD experience applying for the Verify & Release team)
Frontend Engineer Performance Indicators
Frontend Engineers have the following job-family performance indicators.
- Frontend Unit Test Coverage
- Mean Time to Merge (MTTM)
Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap . You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.
Our hiring process for this position typically follows four stages. The details of this process and our leveling structure can be found on our job family page .
Country Hiring Guidelines
GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.