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Senior Frontend Engineer - Developer User Experience

Mercury Technologies

Mercury Technologies

Software Engineering, Design
United States · San Francisco, CA, USA · Portland, OR, USA · New York, NY, USA · Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA · Canada · Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Senior Frontend Engineer - Design System

As long as there have been buildings, there has been scaffolding. In the caves of Lascaux, sockets in the cave wall were used to build scaffolds, allowing its Paleolithic inhabitants to craft their majestic cave-paintings, which survive to the modern day. From that time onward, every edifice has had its scaffold— from the bamboo poles that held the craftsmen of the Great Wall of China, to the steel trusses that held aloft the ironworkers who raised the Empire State Building.

Mercury is growing rapidly, and as we expand beyond the limits of our architecture today, we must build anew. We have a solid foundation, but the expansion, renovation, and exploration that come next will need scaffolding all along the way. We are looking for an engineer to help build the battens and transoms that will lift up our frontend team and help us build great things. More than creating components, we'd like you to help train the next generation of Mercury frontend engineers, and inspire the whole company to craft excellent frontend experiences. To put it differently, we'd like to make our engineers as excited about the frontend as our customers are about our product

*Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.

As part of this role, you and your team will:

  • Work closely with designers and engineers across Mercury to build and maintain our Design System
  • Lead bold projects to ship new UI patterns that solve our product teams’ pain points, and help them to ship better product faster
  • Improve the safety, accessibility, performance, and developer APIs of our existing components, all the while maintaining pixel perfection
  • Foster enthusiasm about the Design System at Mercury through mentorship, setting best practices, and outreach

The ideal candidate for the role:

  • Has 4+ years of experience in frontend development
  • Is ridiculously helpful, taking initiative to make other developers' lives easier
  • Has deep experience in React, TypeScript, and general web technologies, and is excited to help teach and promote best practices
  • Has contributed to or maintained an internal or open-source component library, such as a design system or shared UI component library
  • Is up-to-date with web accessibility best practices, and comfortable implementing and teaching them in React
  • Has a thorough understanding of modern frontend developer tooling, including build systems, CI/CD, and testing

The total rewards package at Mercury includes base salary, equity (stock options), and benefits. Our salary and equity ranges are highly competitive within the SaaS and fintech industry and are updated regularly using the most reliable compensation survey data for our industry. New hire offers are made based on a candidate’s experience, expertise, geographic location, and internal pay equity relative to peers.

Our target new hire base salary ranges for this role are the following:

  • US employees (any location): $203,100 - 238,900 USD
  • Canadian employees (any location): CAD $184,800 - 217,400