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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.

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About the role:

We're looking for a Senior UX Engineer with a passion for building technical tools and scalable design systems. You will be responsible for building pixel perfect designs. You will collaborate closely with the design team and engineering 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 pixel perfect interfaces.

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
  • And any additional tasks required by manager

What you'll bring:

  • Experience building front end applications or creating pixel perfect designs
  • 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 HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • 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 are familiar with Vue JS
  • You have built or collaborated on a component library
  • What is a Konger? (see our company values below…)

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:

Global - We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger. We seek to understand different points of view and their implications on work.

Real - We are genuine, principled and confident without an attitude. We seek to understand our own strengths and vulnerabilities. We understand the effect of external factors on ourselves and we manage our own emotions and understand the effect they have on other people.

Unstoppable - We are biased towards action and decision, we persevere and always go the extra mile. We understand how to prioritize and work with urgency and focus. We are self-motivated and exhibit a high personal drive.

Champion - We listen and speak up for customers, community, partners and each other. We have an ability to provide feedback that is specific, constructive and fact-based. We listen, are able to receive feedback without taking it personally and we look at our own performance in order to improve.

Explorer - We challenge the status quo by discovering, innovating, failing fast and learning. We are self-directing and use creativity when solving problems that may be complex and ambiguous. We are adaptable, able to navigate and solve problems, especially in times of rapid change and high-ambiguity.

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend - Konnect

Tags: api, dev ops / tech ops, infrastructure, open-source, saas, software

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