Sr. Software Engineer, Web Platform

Sr. Software Engineer, Web Platform

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San Francisco, California
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Full Time Job
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Date Posted
8 months ago
Zara Davies
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Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. 

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!


The best experiences are built by developers who have a strong sense of design. Such experiences are not built solely by developers, and that is why developers on Creative Cloud partner with product, design, and user research when crafting design tools. 


We believe that a design tool should be lightweight and easy to use, natively multi-user and collaborative, with low friction and amazing performance. This thinking is built into our approach to engineering. We favor excellence over shortcuts, and quality over scope. We also believe in transparent, open dialog with our customers, and continuous improvements to the product and ourselves. 

If you’re looking to be part of a team that is building the future of design tools, welcome to Creative Cloud. 


What you'll do: 

  • Develop components and frameworks in support of Creative Cloud Canvas, Adobe’s new web-based creative tool. Collaborate with engineers who work on Creative Cloud products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, and XD to deliver great customer experiences. 

  • Develop high-performance, reliable, testable, well documented and maintainable code. 

  • Work well both independently and collaboratively within a fast-moving development team, with clear, positive, and constructive communication. 

  • Grow with the support of your team and help others on the team grow by providing thoughtful feedback and uplifting those around you. 

  • Strive to build an inclusive team supporting diverse opinions. 

  • Work closely with customers to understand their workflows and needs, and adapt or pivot quickly based on their feedback. 


What you'll need to succeed: 

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent industry experience. 

  • A minimum of seven years of overall development experience. 

  • Strong Web development experience, specifically with JavaScript/Typescript and ES6.

  • Web application performance optimization experience - from coding practices to bundling and deployment. 

  • Proficient with CI/CD and automation pipelines, and be comfortable providing guidance on best practices for DevOps and SRE functions 

  • Experience with Agile development processes including Scrum. 

  • A passion for empowering mobile application and web designers to create more engaging experiences. 

  • Proven results-oriented person - especially in the areas of writing high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code. 

  • Works well in a distributed team environment across multiple geographies; can develop strong working relationships and promote a positive, collaborative tone. 

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; can effectively articulate complex ideas and influence others through well-reasoned explanations. 

  • A good sense of humor is a big plus! 



Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Web Components / React / similar UI frameworks. 

  • Deep design knowledge and passion for design tools. Experience developing design tools a plus. 

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