Director of UI Platform

Upwork in San Francisco, CA

  • Industry: Information Technology - UX/UI Designer
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Lead a team of high-caliber engineers to build, maintain, and constantly evolve the next generation front-end architecture at Upwork. This is a Platform team, so the mentality of addressing Companytal concerns is a must.
Lead your team to define, architect and deliver on the vision, strategy and plan to implement our components and services with minimal/zero-friction and high adoptability.
Deliver as a technical leader. Identify new/emerging technologies for adoption, drive consistent code reviews and apply your technical expertise in solving challenging programming and design problems
Lead as a coach & mentor to your direct report staff. Ensure high-productivity of the team members. Provide support for their career growth and personal development.
Partner closely with the middle-tier Platform team, Engineering Architects, vertical Application teams and design teams to evolve our front-end platform, core platform features, and reusable components.
Collaborate with feature and component teams during both design and development phases to ensure adherence to UI architectural standards and best practices.
Drive a culture of quality, technical curiosity, continuous improvement, and data-driven decision-making.
What it takes to catch our eye
10+ years of software development experience.?
8+ years of hands-on experience with cutting web technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, frameworks like Angular, react.js, vue.js), application servers and tooling (npm, Webpack, Jenkins, GraphQL, etc.)
5+ years of hands-on experience building applications on Node.js.
Solid understanding of OOP through prototype, functional paradigm and the native DOM manipulation API.
Solid understanding of the impact of front-end performance on user experience and different optimization designs throughout the application stack.
Strong experience creating a front-end testing infrastructure and CI workflow
Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills. Our teams are widely distributed, and you will be required to communicate and coordinate with technical and non-technical audiences across different cultures and timezones.


Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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