Staff/Senior/Mid-level Software Engineer, Frontend - API Gateway - (Remote)

  • Location
    • United States
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 26, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Data

Are you ready to power the World’s connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

We’re looking for a Senior UI Engineer with a passion for building technical tools and scalable design systems. You will be responsible for building UI features, integrations, tools, and custom single page applications. You will collaborate closely with the design org and work with cross functional engineering teams to uphold standards and consistency. You have a deep understanding of UI principles, an understanding of user experience, and the skill and drive to build scalable single page web applications.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with product managers, engineers, and product designers to create meaningful experiences.
  • Build new features and improve upon existing ones.
  • Help engineering and product become more effective by collaborating and inspiring everyone to achieve the best possible user experience.
  • Prototype and build standards for creating engaging designs.
  • Deliver high quality software and support it in a production environment.

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience building front end applications.
  • Excellent visual and written communication skills, to collaborate effectively with design, product, and engineering teams.
  • Experience with Sketch, Figma, Invision and other modern design tools.
  • Extraordinary UI implementation skills using technologies like HTML5, CSS3, Vue.js.
  • The ability to thrive in a rapidly changing, high-growth startup environment.
  • The ability to validate your work with qualitative and quantitative data.

Bonus Points:

  • You have worked on technical products and data visualizations.
  • You have built SaaS, enterprise software, or developer tools.
  • You have worked with typescript.
  • You have built or collaborated on a component library.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

What is a Konger?

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values:

  • Be Inclusive.  We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.
  • Be Authentic.  We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.
  • Be Relentlessly Resourceful.  We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.
  • Be Customer Obsessed.  We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.
  • Be Curious.  We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.
  • Be an Owner.  We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

About Kong:

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.