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Frontend Engineer

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About the role

We are looking for an experienced frontend engineer to join the Creative Team, and help us create beautiful, accessible and performant websites. You’ll be responsible for the end-to-end implementation of the marketing site, including frontend engineering, content management, analytics, performance and privacy. You’ll be working closely with the marketing team, and alongside multidisciplinary designers and engineers from around the world.

A typical day for you might look like:

  • Building a new page on the site, creating a pull request in GitHub, and sharing the preview URL with team mates on Trello and Basecamp
  • Leaving comments on some new site designs in Figma
  • Finding ways of improving the content authoring experience using a newly released Next.js or DatoCMS API
  • Brainstorming site improvements and analytics changes with marketing team over Zoom
  • Investigating a Calibre site speed degradation alert
  • Testing a new landing page template to ensure it renders well on a variety of devices, screens and connections
  • Pairing with a core team engineer to make changes to the main application’s signup page

This job is for you if you:

  • Take pride in collaborating closely with others to create beautiful, accessible and performant websites
  • Have deep experience with frontend engineering, and have built responsive websites using modern CSS and Javascript APIs
  • Have experience working with React or Next.js, and some experience with NodeJS
  • Comfortable with working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable working by yourself and taking initiative when team members are offline.
TimezoneAny timezone between Adelaide (UTC+0930) through to Vancouver (UTC−0700) inclusive.
HoursFull-time or part-time
Role TypePermanent

About Us

Buildkite is the fastest, most reliable, secure way to deploy and test code at any scale. Making developers happy and productive makes us happy, and we’re lucky to work closely with some of the best software teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, Intercom, PagerDuty, and Basecamp.

We are a privately held company that values sustainable growth, transparency and work-life balance. We’re currently a distributed team of thirty and work remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Wellington, Berlin and Melbourne.

Take a look at Buildkite’s values and the way they shape the benefits of working with our team here.

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in to. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like. If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.


Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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