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Senior Frontend Developer

Contrast Security

Contrast Security

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Contrast recognized for its innovation in Runtime Security
Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations to production.
About the Position
Contrast is looking for a highly technical front-end engineer who wants to be a full-stack developer. You are enthusiastic and proficient in CSS, Typescript, web development, and ReactJS and are interested in pursuing a life-changing experience in application security and continuous delivery. We are a dynamic team that is growing leaps and bounds each month. This person should take a holistic view of our application architecture with sincere attention to quality, performance, scalability, security, and maintainability.
This team has the unique opportunity to build our strategic report and dashboard capabilities to showcase the runtime analysis of the customer’s security posture. This includes providing enhanced techniques to improve code analysis accuracy, findings, and reporting. It will also include driving and leading the next generation of products and offerings to make the Contrast platform the choice for code analysis tools among developers and security professionals.
Ideal candidates have a background in building highly scalable and responsive single-page applications (SPAs) using ReactJS, CSS, and visualization libraries like Recharts.
Our engineering team has a strong spirit of entrepreneurship. Every team member has joined us because they want to be part of a high-performing team and go through the startup experience. We look for candidates who share similar goals and beliefs about the work and the team they want to be a part of.
We occasionally meet in person for team meetings—preference is given to candidates within driving distance of Austin, Texas, or Portland, Maine.


  • Collaborate with UX, Product, and Engineering to architect elegant APIs, Data Models, and reusable JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Provide overarching design of testability and acceptance
  • Define and direct the team in the area of Performance, Scalability, and Security
  • Design and development of a rich user interface for mission-critical high-availability analytics applications using front-end technologies, including TypeScript, ReactJS, Javascript, ES6, HTML, CSS
  • Help manage and improve React components within a company-wide design system
  • Execute performance analysis and optimization of page render, data transfers, and page load optimizations
  • Proficient in designing highly tuned and efficient automated build pipelines
  • Participate in constant collaboration with teammates in the form of pair programming, group code reviews, and pull requests before commit
  • Work with design and product teams to build unique, jaw-dropping features
  • Give back to the Open Source Community whenever humanly possible
  • Deploys: our engineers deploy multiple times a day to our AWS infrastructure
  • Technical support: Our engineers don't just release code in the wild. When our customers have issues, we have to jump in and give them help and participate in on-call rotations


  • You have at least five years of experience architecting modern, scalable, and high-performing front-end web applications in Enterprise or Commercial Software development
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field
  • You have strong communication skills. You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need
  • You are a master of Typescript
  • You enjoy building React functional components with reusable hooks
  • You use Storybook to share common components in a design system
  • You are comfortable working with REST APIs, preferably with react-query
  • You have extensive HTML5 and CSS3 experience, preferably with CSS-in-JS libraries like emotion/CSS
  • You have an eye for quality and use tools/frameworks like Jest, React Testing Library, Playwright, Prettier, JUnit, etc.
  • You have experience working in Java/Spring or Python/Flask to design and implement robust and scalable APIs
  • You have experience using at least one AWS Service: S3, EC2, CloudFront, Lambda
  • Multiple years experience working in Enterprise or Commercial Software development
  • Your code is clean, your designs are elegant, and you are constantly refactoring
  • You own your work. Whether a nasty bug or an awesome feature, you put your name on every line of code
  • We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.
What We Offer
Salary and Other Compensation
This position's standard base pay range is $120,000 - $150,000 annually. This position is also eligible for an equity package subject to the terms of the Company’s applicable plans. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider several factors: geography, skill set, experience, job scope, and current market data.
Contrast Security offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Transit, and Commuter benefits, Flexible PTO, 56 hours of Annual Sick time, Paid Parental Leave and Paid Holidays.
The salary, other compensation, and benefits information are accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.
We are changing the world of software security. Do it with us.
We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.
If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.
Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations. At Contrast, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Contrast is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.
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