Design Engineer, Marketing


January 31, 2024
$141000 - $191000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    January 31, 2024
  • Location
  • Offered Salary
    $141000 - $191000 / year
  • Expiration date
    February 19, 2024

Job Description

You will be the primary engineer working alongside Buffer’s Marketing team. In this role, you’ll directly assist the team with increasing signups, creating a strong brand, and launching new product features. This is a small and agile team within Buffer that works on various projects simultaneously and where members of the team are trusted to manage their own time and schedules.

As the Design Engineer:

  • You will build delightful user experiences on our website through polished pages, unique interfaces, and tasteful animations.
  • You will write and ship high-quality, tested, and efficient code that contributes to Buffer’s goals
  • You will work closely with marketing leadership, designers, and customer advocates to understand the needs of our web visitors and assess the feasibility of various solutions to address these needs.
  • You will contribute to our front-end engineering standards to improve the consistency and quality of our Marketing codebases and processes.
  • You will instrument data tracking on the features you develop to help analyze user acquisition, usage, and adoption after release.

Working at Buffer is collaborative and positive thanks to our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you’ll work together as a team in order to test and confirm our ideas.

Who you’ll work with

This role sits on the Marketing team, where you’ll be the primary engineer. You’ll collaborate on a variety of Brand, Growth and Product Marketing projects with our full Marketing team. You’ll partner closely with our Marketing UX Designer to build web and mobile experiences that help people learn about and sign up for Buffer.


  • Create delightful user experiences on that attract, engage, and convert website visitors, in collaboration with UX design.
  • Contribute to the design of through prototyping ideas, creating new performant components, and crafting unique animations and experiences. We want you to bring our pages to the next level! ✨
  • Lead the technical roadmap for; championing iterative improvements to our site’s browser performance, accessibility, and usability.
  • Contribute to our marketing design system by creating new components to our front-end library on web and mobile responsive web.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to build various landing pages to support our product launches, growth experiments, and Open Hub that capture Buffer’s product, culture, and brand.
  • Support our experimentation roadmap by implementing conversion rate optimization tests on, while contributing technical improvements to our web experiment process.
  • Support the implementation of various tools that power the marketing team, including Ghost, Prismic, and Google Tag Manager. Our technical stack consists mainly of Next.js and Typescript.


  • You bring experience in a similar role(s) where you have obsessed over the details and strived for pixel perfection with your web and mobile experience.
  • You are passionate about writing simple, maintainable, tested code, and you take a balanced approach to engineering.
  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills and enjoy sharing knowledge with your teammates.
  • You have experience with front-end frameworks like Next.js, performance best practices, and using Typescript as your main driver.
  • We value the depth and quality of your experience over counting years. That said, successful applicants typically have at least 5 years of development experience.
  • You are comfortable in a high-velocity testing environment and can contribute to testing ideation and workflows.
  • You are comfortable working with Figma, CMS platforms like Ghost and Prismic, and web tracking software (Google Tag Manager, Segment, etc).
  • You have closely collaborated with folks from Marketing and Design in previous roles.
  • Bonus: If you have engineering experience supporting search engine optimization, web experimentation, and web tracking projects.

Perks and Benefits

💰 Competitive salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is $147,795 – $191,029 USD.

🏝 Work remotely: Live and work wherever you like!

🗓 4-Day workweeks: Our schedule is four workdays, with a flexible, meeting-free fifth day for overflow tasks or personal time as you see fit.

💪 Health insurance: We offer health insurance for all of our team members, international or US.

💻 Home office setup: Get a laptop + $1000 to set up your home office!

👓 ‘Growth mindset’ fund: Extra money for learning and development.

⛺️ Minimum vacation: At least 3 weeks/year!

💵 Savings plan match: With 3% company match

📈 Profit sharing: When the company does well, all team members share the profits!

🍼 Family leave: 16 weeks of family leave for all new parents, fully paid

📚 Free books: Get a free Kindle and all the free books – digital, physical, and audio – you like, anytime.

Sabbaticals: Take a 6-week break, fully paid, after every 5 years with Buffer.