JavaScript Frameworks Lead

at Limelight Networks
Published March 7, 2023
Location Arizona City, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Company Overview:

Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) is a leading provider of edge application orchestration and content delivery services. We own and operate the largest, best-optimized private network in the world and support customers with a strategically dispersed team of experts to provide edge services that are fast, secure and reliable.

Job Purpose:

We are looking for an experienced JavaScript Framework Lead to help us integrate our Layer0 Jamstack platform with the most popular front-end JavaScript frameworks. Layer0 is a new serverless hosting platform and CDN that helps developers build fast and scalable web applications quickly.

Our Mission: Layer0 is reinventing Jamstack and bringing its developer productivity, security, and performance benefits to large enterprise websites where traditional static techniques don't apply.

Essential Functions:

You'll build and maintain connector libraries and templates for each of these frameworks and generally help us stay ahead of this fast-moving area of frontend development. This is one of those rare roles where you'll always be working on the latest tech, and have an opportunity to deep dive into all of the frameworks at once, giving you a unique perspective on the ever-changing landscape of JavaScript development, especially in the Next.js/React and Nuxt.js/Vue communities. Interested in learning more? Have a look at all the frameworks Layer0 supports.

You'll be a remote member of the Layer0 platform team. You'll lead a newly formed group that is responsible for ensuring that web developers who use one of the popular modern JavaScript Jamstack frameworks have a great experience when using our platform. Examples include Next.js, Nuxt.js, Angular, Sveltekit, and Astro. Limelight is based in the US, with satellite offices in London, UK, and Lviv, Ukraine, and remote developers in many other locations around the world. You'll be working closely with about 5 other engineers on the platform team, as well as a product manager, support team, and UI designer.

Note that this position is more about framework integration than it is UI development. You'll primarily work on tooling and connectors that help developers in our community be more productive and ensure that their apps function correctly on our platform. If you're a front-end developer that loves starting new projects but doesn't enjoy fighting with CSS and pushing pixels around a screen all day, this might just be the ideal job for you!


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • We expect you to have at least 5 years of professional software development experience as well as deep knowledge of one of the following:
    • React
    • Vue
    • Angular
    • Svelte
  • You should be comfortable with the modern JS toolchain, and have significant experience with some of these:
    • Webpack
    • ESBuild
    • SWC
    • Babel
    • TypeScript
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills - part of the role will be writing great developer docs and examples. We'd also love to have you speak at conferences and help with webinars if that's something you're interested in!

Inspired People. Extraordinary Results.

At Limelight we are committed to creating and delivering world-class digital experiences. Our core values act as a compass that ensures we stay on a course that empowers us to create unmatched value for our clients, extraordinary results for our shareholders, and inspire you in the work that you do.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do; they are the foundation of our high-performing culture. Ownership means we focus on the job that is most required, treating time and resources as precious like it's your business. With a laser focus on Performance, we achieve extraordinary results through work that is planned and managed. We are Client Obsessed, we give them our full attention, they pay for it. Our First Team is radically committed to collaboration, trust, feedback, accountability, and performance. Through Design, we create better experiences through simplicity and efficiency.

This job description is not an all-inclusive summary of duties or responsibilities. Job duties or responsibilities may change with or without advance notice.