Fullstack Engineer, UI/UX


At Smallstep we believe distributed systems deserve great security out-of-the-box, and we're on a mission to shift the paradigm away from network perimeter security.

As a remote-first company, we work reasonable, flexible hours. We look for people who are thoughtful, can break down problems, and often work individually. You are trusted to work on your own and to ask for help when blocked. At Smallstep you get the benefit of working with a tight-knit team across many areas and contribute directly to the success of the organization. Do you love open-source software, developer communities, and want to do impactful work while helping others do the same? Keep reading.

Smallstep is a nimble deep-tech startup of seasoned experts. We are looking for a UI/UX engineer who can dabble in fullstack API development (e.g. to unblock themselves when minor API tweaks are necessary) and who is interested in building infrastructure tools with exceptional developer experience. You’ll be responsible to build out step’s user interface and prototype new products with the goal to increase the ease-of-use of PKI & mTLS for a broader audience.

Qualities of an ideal candidate for this role include:

  • Strong knowledge of JS, HTML/CSS, and React or relevant frameworks
  • Comfortable working with TypeScript-based API servers & codebases
  • Technologies such as HTTPS/TLS, certificates (X.509), and OAuth are not foreign to you
  • 3+ years shipping software in professional environments
  • Experience building UX for technical audiences, ideally developers
  • You have a good eye for aesthetics and design in frontend web development

We believe in action-based empathy. We actively work to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued as teammates and contributors. We know a diverse team is essential to create a vibrant and inclusive culture that fosters a true sense of belonging. By embracing the unique talents and perspectives of our entire team, we approach challenges in ways that a monocultural team simply cannot.

We’re committed to building a tight-knit group that is collaborative, low-ego, and results driven that represents a variety of skills, backgrounds, and lived experiences. We believe everyone deserves a competitive salary, industry leading benefits, the ability to share in the company’s success, and the psychological safety to be their truest selves at work.

Smallstep is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage all those interested to apply.


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