Front End Engineer

at Qualia Labs, Inc (view profile)
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted February 20, 2020
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type javascript


At Qualia, we are fundamentally transforming the way real estate professionals, lenders, and homebuyers manage real estate transactions, one of the nation’s largest industries. We are bringing together everyone involved in the closing process onto one shared, secure platform -- basically, we’re making buying a home in America easier, safer, cheaper, and less painful by moving the process online! Qualia was founded in 2015 by Forbes 30 Under 30 Award recipients Nate Baker, Joel Gottsegen and Lucas Hansen. The company is backed by top investors including 8VC, Bienville Capital, Menlo Ventures and Tiger Global and currently processes 15% of all US real estate transactions. Qualia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has offices in Austin, TX.

We are hiring entrepreneurial engineers interested in being a part of our rapidly growing engineering team. Our engineers are conscientious hackers who like teamwork but are also comfortable with independent projects. Our engineering team releases new software every week, moves at a fast pace, and works directly with our design and customer-facing teams to imagine and build the new experiences our customers love. Because of that, you’ll get a rewarding variety of projects to work on. We are looking for a Front-End Engineer who is based out of San Francisco.


  • Work as a front-end engineer at the intersection of product, marketing and engineering
  • Build and maintain all public-facing Qualia web properties - including, Qualia blog, customer knowledge base, as well as other stand-alone digital experiences like webinars, landing pages and micro sites
  • Collaborate with design, marketing, and content authors to build out engaging brand experiences that help our company reach new customers.


  • Strength in cross-functional collaboration with design, product, and marketing
  • Ability to produce pixel-perfect web layouts from static mockups using HTML and CSS and modern development techniques (Flexbox, Responsive Design)
  • Fluency in Javascript—to implement interactive UI designs, create re-usable client-side templates and use NodeJS based front end tooling like Gulp and NPM
  • Comfortable working with Git, and command line tools for build and deployment processes.


  • Experience with UI Component frameworks and theming (we use Semantic UI)
  • Experience implementing motion design in code (CSS animations, transforms, filters, transitions and key framing)
  • Experience with Static Site Generators  
  • Understanding of modern image and video encoding and best practices (WebP, H.264, PNG compression)


  • Our flat company structure empowers engineers to make product decisions
  • We have a collaborative culture where engineers mentor each other
  • Our team members take time to eat together and share conversation at our daily catered lunches
  • We offer generous compensation and benefits packages including medical, vision, and dental insurance and a flexible PTO policy


  • Our engineering team demonstrates and values technical thought leadership. 
  • Qualia hosts the official Meteor Developer’s Night in our San Francisco HQ, which is the largest gathering of Meteor developers in the world. The event features talks on Meteor and Javascript development generally, often including talks from Qualia team members.
  • Qualia’s Head of Design, Jack Lukic, is the creator of Semantic UI, one of the most popular open-source design frameworks. Qualia engineers learn this framework, and design patterns more generally, directly from the creator of the framework our front end is built on! Very few companies can say that. 
  • As part of our focus on continual learning and development, a Qualia team member gives an educational talk on something they’re interested in every Thursday to the entire engineering and product team. Topics range from Kolmogorov complexity theory to the definition of art, to models of existential risk.

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