Software Engineer, Web Presence Lead

Remote Friendly Other Americas Contract

Hi, we're The Browser Company and we're building a better way to use the internet.
Browsers are unique in that they are one of the only pieces of software that you share with your parents as well as your kids. Which makes sense, they're our doorway to the most important things — through them we socialize with loved ones, work on our passion projects, and explore our curiosities. But on their own, they don’t actually do a whole lot, they’re kind of just there. They don’t help us organize our messy lives or make it easier to compose our ideas. We believe that the browser could do so much more — it can empower and support the amazing things we do on the internet. That’s why we’re building one: a browser that can help us grow, create, and stay curious.
To accomplish this lofty task, we’re building a diverse team of people from different backgrounds and experiences. This isn’t optional, it’s crucial to our mission, as we need a wide range of perspectives to challenge our assumptions and shape our browser through a bold, creative lens.
With that in mind, we especially encourage women, people of color, and others from historically marginalized groups to apply.

About The Role

As the first Software Engineer for Web Presence at The Browser Company, you’ll own the websites that tell the story of Arc and our company. For millions of people, these sites are their first introduction to Arc — they shape how the world sees our products, the story they tell about our team and what we’re building, and how we’re building it. Every pixel counts.

This role is a unique blend of web development and design, perfect for a creative and seasoned builder who is passionate about crafting not just websites but experiences.

Overall you will...

  • Collaborate with Design and Storytelling to craft and implement updates to our web presence for product features, launches and other initiatives.

  • Develop and manage tools, like a headless CMS, to help colleagues publish to and contribute to sites.

  • Ensure high performance and cross-browser compatibility of our site.

  • Lead strategy and implementation for how we develop and expand our web presence — what stack do we use, when do we collaborate with contractors.

After 1 month you will...

  • Be onboarded onto the team with onboarding buddy

  • Be familiar web presence stack and development environment

  • Have shipped improvements and bug fixes to arc.net

  • Receive a number of onboarding presentations on how we give each other feedback, the phases a startup goes through, our technical strategy, and more

  • Have paired with members of the design, data and engineering teams on updates to our web sites.

After 3 months you will...

  • Be the point of contact for updates to our web presence.

  • Understand company priorities and recommend improvements across our web presence and the tools that power it.

  • Have worked on 4+ projects for the website in collaboration with design and storytelling

  • Be involved in design and strategy discussions about our website and how it showcases key initiatives

  • Be regularly posting feedback about using the browser in our #dogfooding channel

After 6 months you will...

  • Be leading projects from conception to production launch.

  • Implementing improvements to our web stack and development practices with an eye toward efficiency and quality.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience independently leading the design and build of high-craft websites.

  • You have a strong eye for clean design and aspire to set a new standard in web design and development — clean code matters as much to you as polished interactions.

  • You have experience leading complex projects from making the best architectural decisions to collaborating with contractors as needed.

  • You have extensive experience in modern web development and sites that use a headless CMS.

  • You’re well-versed in and can implement best practices for SEO, analytics and site performance.

  • You're excited to work in a fast-paced startup environment, and you embrace testing and learning quickly to refine the product and internal processes alike.

Compensation and Benefits

With our flexible compensation model, employees have the ability to design their compensation according to their needs. People join startups for different reasons and we want to be accommodating and flexible to everyone’s lives. Every candidate approved for an offer receives two options:

The first offer is a lower salary with a higher equity package

The second is a higher salary with a lower equity package.

Candidates can choose either option or anywhere in between the two on a sliding scale. The annual salary range for this role is $175,000-$275,000, and the actual salary range offered will vary based on experience level and interview performance.
In addition to a competitive salary and equity package, we provide every employee with the following benefits:

  • comprehensive benefits package, with employee medical, dental, and vision premiums covered at 100%

  • 401k plan

  • flexible vacation policy: on average, our team members take between 15-20 vacation days plus federal holidays (holidays vary by location)

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

  • $1,500 USD home office stipend

  • Employees based in the US also receive free annual memberships to One Medical, Talkspace, Teladoc, and HealthAdvocate

The Browser Company is a well-funded, ambitious startup of about 70 people (and growing!) who are passionate about building great products. We are a remote-first, distributed team, with the option to work in office in New York. We strongly support diversity and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
To read more about what we value as a company, check out Notes on Roadtrips on our blog.