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Principal Frontend Engineer, Yahoo Mail



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox with over 220 million users. It’s the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever.

A little about YAHOO!

Yahoo is a global media and technology company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love – from mail, finance and sports, to shopping, news and entertainment – with trusted products, communication, content and tech that fuel their day.

A little about US

Commerce client engineering team primarily focuses on helping Yahoo users save time and money on their everyday purchases related to their passions. This team innovates and builds seamless user experiences of next generation commerce initiatives across Android, iOS and Web platforms for Yahoo Mail users. Yahoo Mail continues to be one of the largest and most recognizable email services in the world delivering over 4.5B emails daily and used by over 220 million users across 40 countries and 70 languages. You will join a team of engineers who strive to create a significant impact to the way that users shop and transact in their daily routine.

A lot about YOU

You are passionate about growing your skills and value high quality application development on modern tech stack and cloud. You will enjoy building the next generation of communication products, web and mobile platforms. You are interested in how best to drive tasks to completion, collaborate to achieve your goals, think through scenarios and edge cases, learn from your leadership, and understand the broader impact of your work. If you are interested in joining a world-class team of passionate people and industry veterans who care about code quality, architecture, design and user experience as much as having fun together, then we’d like to talk to you.


  • Build and deliver high quality and high performance features for our users on Web (Node.js/ReactJs)

  • Collaborating with user experience designers, product managers, and other engineers to deliver new features, enhancements, platform improvements and bug fixes

  • Collaborate with other engineers to write testable, reliable code, continuously deploying to production systems


  • BS in Computer Science or 6+ years equivalent work experience

  • Strong foundation in Computer Science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design

  • Familiar with responsive design and javascript frameworks such as React / Angular / Ember and Node.js

  • Familiar with browser-side client technologies including AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, TypeScript and object-oriented Javascript

  • Knowledge of software development domain and principles, including design patterns, code structure, programming languages, continuous integration, and deployment architecture

  • Familiar with Web Technologies (Node, HTTP, JSON, Webpack)

  • Familiar with test driven development, unit test / UI test frameworks such as Jest / Selenium / WebdriverIO / Puppeteer / Cypress is an added advantage

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people, geographically dispersed across the world

  • Good communicator, enjoys helping people, remains friendly and constructive under stress

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar developing web application

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Familiar with SCRUM or similar agile methodology

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $143,625.00 - $299,375.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.