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Front-End Engineer (7+ years of experience)



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Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Captions is the AI-powered creative studio. Millions of creators around the world have used Captions to make their video content stand out from the pack and we're on a mission to empower the next billion.

Based in NYC, we are a team of ambitious, experienced, and devoted engineers, designers, and marketers. You'll be joining an early team where you'll have an outsized impact on both the product and company's culture.

We’re very fortunate to have some the best investors and entrepreneurs backing us, including Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncommon Projects, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Antoine Martin, Julie Zhuo, Ben Rubin, Jaren Glover, SVAngel, 20VC, Ludlow Ventures, Chapter One, Lenny Rachitsky, and more.

Check out our latest milestone and our recent feature on the TODAY show.

** Please note that all of our roles will require you to be in-person at our NYC HQ (located in Soho) **


  • Develop and maintain world class front-ends using the latest web technologies with elegance, usability, accessibility, performance, and maintainability in mind.

  • Partner with engineering teams, designers, and marketing to define and refine features that will shape the future of video.

  • Continuously optimize and improve web application performance to ensure fast page load times and smooth user experiences.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest web technologies and best practices, and apply them to improve the development process and drive innovation

  • Troubleshoot and debug production issues, identify root causes, and implement solutions to prevent future occurrences

  • Manage the overall product process with the broader team, from requirements gathering and design to implementation and maintenance, and contribute to the development of project plans and schedules.


  • 7+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on designing and developing user-interfaces for highly scalable consumer-facing web applications.

  • Self-starter comfortable with identifying opportunities, defining & driving forward-looking technical roadmaps.

  • Strong proficiency in one or more modern web development frameworks (react / node preferable but not required).

  • Experience with responsive design, cross-browser compatibility, UI performance optimization, and familiarity with data centric approach to app development.

  • Solid understanding of RESTful API design and development, and experience integrating with third-party APIs

  • Knowledge of software design patterns and experience applying them to solve complex problems

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Anything you need to do your best work

  • We’ve done team off-sites to places like Paris, London, Park City, Los Angeles, and Nashville with more planned in the future.

Captions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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