Universe (YC W18) Is Hiring a Staff Front End Web Engineer


Universe opens up the possibilities of the internet to everyone. A magical grid that distills the web into simple Lego-like building blocks. With our app, anyone on earth can build a custom website or online store in seconds — without code, all from a phone.

We are looking for a Staff Frontend Web Engineer to lead the building of a world class web version of our editor!


You are obsessed with web and the freedom it can bring. You are thrilled by the idea of building a web application that empowers non-developers to build their own websites.

You are tired of working on boring, cookie-cutter applications and want to be somewhere where you can push the envelope of what is possible on the web. You love solving complex problems. You like working in an environment where you are empowered to come up with your own solutions to desired outcomes.

You are focused on getting to the right solution — not on being right — and enjoy collaborating with others who share that focus. You are a team player. You enjoy working with others and understand that together we can build something better than any one of us could have done alone.

You are devoted to the craft of building excellent UI interfaces and have experience building high performance, graphical editor web applications. You have a strong understanding of frontend web application architecture


You will be responsible for the direction, quality and approach to this critical area of Universe; Our Web Experience. You will collaborate with your teammates, considering trade offs of various technologies and approaches, and in executing solutions to complex problems. You will build out our technical foundation so the whole team can iterate faster and safer.

You will mentor your fellow frontend web engineers and maintain code quality through code reviews. You will advocate for best practices, accessibility, performance and quality.


Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet. Universe is a magical new way to build websites — it’s the first website builder designed for phones. Our app makes it easy for anyone to make a great looking website and start selling online in minutes from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And we make it as fun as playing with Legos! Give it a try: http://apple.co/Universe 

We are a remote-first, 50+ person company with teammates spread out across the US and the world. We went through Y Combinator in 2018 and have raised $47M in funding to date from knowledgeable investors including Addition, Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Box Group, and Javelin Venture Partners.


We value individual agency and ownership — which guides our product design and our company’s culture. While other companies offer lots of perks, we prioritize your freedom: work from anywhere, in the way you’re at your best. We believe that an individual’s capacity for growth is far larger than most understand, and we’ve designed an environment to support rapid, continuous learning. Ideas here come from everyone, initiative is respected, and quality matters. We are here to build something special and enduring.