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Software Engineer - Frontend

We are looking for frontend engineers who know how to build intuitive user experiences and APIs to make the power of Universal Code Search accessible to everyone. You will have a lot of ownership to solve tough technical and UX problems in key areas of our web application and browser extensions (e.g. code search, code navigation, campaigns). Read our project roadmap to see the challenges that we are working on today and in the near future.


  • Excellent knowledge of TypeScript (preferred) or modern JavaScript (ES6+).
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript's concurrency model and event loop.
  • Skilled at building and testing (e.g., unit testing, automated end-to-end testing) single page web apps (React preferred) and HTTP APIs (GraphQL and Go preferred).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and empathetically, especially in writing and documentation.
  • Practiced at creating high quality software balanced with a pragmatic understanding of how to make appropriate tradeoffs (e.g. cut scope) to ship quickly and iterate when necessary.


  • Experience building extensions to browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and/or editors (e.g. Visual Studio Code, Intellij, Sublime).
  • Experience building intuitive and documented CLIs.
  • Large and/or numerous contributions to open source projects.
  • Published blog posts and/or tech talks about your work.
  • Experience working on small high-performing teams, preferably tech startups.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

Interview process

  1. You apply here.
  2. We set up a 30-minute call to learn more about what you are looking for, tell you about Sourcegraph, and answer any questions that you have.
  3. You complete a 2-hour coding exercise in TypeScript that we designed to measure your understanding of how callbacks and asynchronous execution work.
  4. We schedule 4 hours of remote interviews over video chat across multiple days.
    • Architecture: We give you an open problem statement and you walk us through how you would solve the problem.
    • Technical experience: We ask you about your past work and accomplishments.
    • Team collaboration: We ask you about how you work and communicate in a team setting, and how you handle tricky situations.
    • CEO/CTO: We ask you about what motivates you to do your best work, and we tell you more about the vision for the company.
  5. We check your references.
  6. We make you a job offer.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

If you're interested in Sourcegraph but aren't yet ready to apply, we are still happy to connect and answer any questions that you might have: DM us on Twitter or email

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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