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Sr Software Dev Engineer - Yahoo Search



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that reaches hundreds of millions of people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

About Search

Yahoo Search is one of the most highly scaled applications on the planet. We hire world class engineers to support our ambitious product and platform goals. Our engineers work in a highly collaborative environment with a strong emphasis on technical excellence and innovation. This is a unique opportunity as we’re reimagining the future of Search, to reinvent how users find information and accomplish their goals. To achieve this vision, we’re integrating new technology and expanding our infrastructure. This role demands strategic partnership, analytical thinking, exceptional planning and execution skills, ambitious innovation, obsession with quality and user needs, and a passion for solving complex problems. If you’re someone who enjoys being part of high performing teams, this role is for you!

About You

You are passionate about web development, frontend engineering, and crafting beautiful user interfaces and experiences with modern web technologies. You look for ways to grow your skill set and value high quality application development on modern tech stacks and in the cloud. 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. You will closely work with the product and design teams to plan, experiment and release features in collaboration with other engineering partners and business stakeholders. 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.


  • Responsible for the definition, design, development and timely completion of major new features in current and future products

  • Perform code reviews for your peers where you will be learning from and contributing to a collaborative working model

  • Develop, design, and maintain simple, intuitive, and feature-rich dynamic interfaces and components, providing an optimized and responsive experience for users

  • Collaborate 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

  • Drive and enforce modern web application technologies, processes, and methodologies to continually craft and improve applications for speed, usability, performance, scalability, and maintainability

  • Drive adoption of industry standards for building user interfaces including accessibility, internationalization, performance optimization, SEO, cross-browser compatibility, caching, etc

  • Develop and promote a library of reusable web components as part of a larger design system

  • Monitor, analyze, and improve the performance and responsiveness of web applications, components, and infrastructure


  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent degree/experience

  • 5+ years experience developing user interfaces for large scale applications

  • Deep technical knowledge of web application development with strong command of browser-side client technologies including AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, TypeScript and object-oriented Javascript

  • Passion for delivering products end-to-end; from ideation through planning and scoping to implementation and experimental A/B testing

  • Expertise with modern JavaScript frameworks like React, Next, Vue, Svelte, etc

  • Experience with full stack JavaScript development with Node, Express, Nest, Fastify, etc

  • Experience with test driven development, functional testing, and unit test/UI test frameworks such as Jest, Cypress, Selenium, Puppeteer, etc

  • Experience with cloud services, infrastructure, and serverless on common platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure, etc

  • Experience and knowledge of best practices around CI/CD (build, document, test, deploy)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven history of being able to work and collaborate effectively with non-technical team members and stakeholders in a remote environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mobile web development and responsive design

  • Experience with SCRUM or similar agile development 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 $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/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.