Nest Labs Web Applications Engineer in Palo Alto, California

The Web Applications team is looking for a motivated engineer willing to work on tough problems. We create and maintain a large React Redux based front-end with a truly global user base. You'd be joining an experienced and diverse team of folks working on new products and truly exciting frontiers - pushing the boundaries of new technology and Web APIs. Much of what we work on has never been tried before and pushes the web to new heights. You can easily find yourself researching technical problems most web engineers would never have to consider - such reducing latency on a custom built HTML5 video player, or efficiently rendering thousands of stars accurately in the night sky. Taking on such tasks will lead you to working cross-functionally with many people including the Nest Hardware, Design, and Google Chrome teams. Our bold browser support matrix and ambitious hardware integrations support goals put Nest's Web App team in a truly unique and exciting place.

The work:

  • Designing and implementing the best web application possible by collaborating with some truly top-tier engineers (and just great people to be around)

  • Investigating new web technologies and evaluating how they could benefit Nest's product line and user experience - always looking for a way to deliver more Nest magic

  • Engaging in enjoyable group activities such as lunches and informal discussions

  • Working cross-functionally to ship the best features products possible across dozens of countries and locales

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ year's relevant experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2+ year's experience on Web Applications

  • Deep understanding of modern Javascript (ES6+), CSS, HTML, and web application design

  • Familiarity with modern frameworks and Web APIs

  • Experience with Agile development process

  • Excellent attention to detail - from design through code to testing

  • Comfort with ambiguity, rapid release cycles, and tight schedules

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem-solving and technical innovation


At Nest, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Nest is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.