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Figma

Software Engineer - Developer Experience

at Figma

CA • New York, NY • United States, San Francisco, United States



Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, design and build better products — from start to finish. Whether it’s consolidating tools, simplifying workflows, or collaborating across teams and time zones, Figma makes the design process faster, more efficient, and fun while keeping everyone on the same page. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

The Build Systems team is responsible for Figma’s Build and CI infrastructure. We enable developers to ship changes to production quickly and safely by equipping them with best-in-class apps, frameworks, and tools. Our product offering spans build systems, artifact repositories, merge queues, and test frameworks for our polyglot monorepo. We are looking for an experienced technical leader that will help shape our long-term roadmap and uplevel the team through mentorship.

Ideal candidates will have experience working in large-scale monolithic codebases and building scalable, durable platforms and workflows that delight developers. Most importantly, they love building for builders.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you’ll do at Figma:

  • Design, build, and maintain modern, scalable build systems, CI platforms, and test frameworks.
  • Lead multi-person, cross-functional projects that result in reliability, efficiency, and cost-savings wins.
  • Collaborate with customers and leadership to identify developer pain points and systemically fix them.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and best practices. Incorporate applicable technologies into our roadmap.
  • Lead by example and actively invest in the success of your teammates.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 6+ years experience in the industry, including 4+ years on Infrastructure, Platform, or Developer Experience teams.
  • Experience migrating large monorepos to modern build systems (i.e., Bazel, Buck, Pants).
  • Strong coding skills with demonstrated proficiency in programming languages, such as Java, Python, Ruby, Go, or similar languages
  • Expert level domain experience in one of the following areas: build systems, CI/CD optimization, test automation framework development
  • Excellent technical communication and relationship-building skills. The ability to achieve successful outcomes with partners ranging from interns to executives.

While not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Have excellent problem solving skills. You use a systematic and thorough approach. You think from first principles and have a bias for action. Are driven by impact. You are willing to work on grungy problems if they have a high impact on the business or the health of our platform.
  • Care deeply about the quality of the software / systems you build. You have an artisan mentality and are always looking to improve your craft. At the same time you are able to strike the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
  • Finally, Figma is a close-knit company with a strong culture that promotes inclusivity and collaboration, taking ambitious goals and having fun doing so. You deeply value these traits and see yourself actively contributing to it.
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.  

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information. 

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement.  Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future. You may view our Pay Transparency Policy by clicking on the corresponding link.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$149,000$350,000 USD

At Figma we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace - we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to apply for a role, participate in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation, please reach out to accommodations-ext@figma.com. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. 

Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to: 

  • Holding interviews in an accessible location
  • Enabling closed captioning on video conferencing
  • Ensuring all written communication be compatible with screen readers
  • Changing the mode or format of interviews 

By applying for this job, the candidate acknowledges and agrees that any personal data contained in their application or supporting materials will be processed in accordance with the applicable candidate section of Figma's Privacy Policy.

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