[Hiring] Senior Staff Software Engineer, React for mmhmm at All Turtles

April 5, 2024

Job Overview

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    April 5, 2024
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    All Turtles

Job Description

mmhmm is an all-in-one platform for making, watching, and talking on videos. We’re on a mission to make video an everyday tool that’s accessible to everyone to communicate in the modern workplace.

We believe that making a video should feel as effortless as sending a text message, as quick as a chat, and as human as a coffee break.

Founded in May 2020, mmhmm is a fully distributed, global company that builds products and services to make the Out-of-Office (OOO) work lifestyle possible.

mmhmm is an All Turtles company. All Turtles is a globally distributed product studio that solves meaningful problems.

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer, React at mmhmm, you’ll work as part of a small cross-functional team of designers and engineers to create and improve end-user experiences in the browser. While your day-to-day responsibilities will focus on developing single page applications for the services that connect everything in the ecosystem, you’ll also ensure coding standards are met and mentor team members. You’ll work closely with backend engineers, designers, product managers and engineering managers to define the next release and guide the team to achieve it.

You’re the right person for this job if you love to work on small, autonomous teams, take pride in the quality of both the code and user experiences that you create, and are passionate about developing for the browser.


  • Setting the technical direction and ensuring a high bar for code and architectural quality.
  • Building both quick prototypes and robust production systems.
  • Mentoring others to encourage technical excellence when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Working closely with backend engineers to architect complex end-to-end user experiences. Strong understanding of backend concepts like databases and REST API design.
  • Working with members of the design team to implement user experiences that are elegant and simple, and embrace human interface guidelines.
  • Identifying components of the application that could be refactored for improved performance, clarity, or maintainability.
  • Designing software for scalability, maintainability, and security.
  • Ensuring that we deliver at high quality, release after release.


  • A track record of leading activities of a small team and dividing work by skill set.
  • 8+ years building complex web-based products from scratch. You’re an expert at leading and building applications in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Typescript using React.
  • Experience with Next.js preferred.
  • Strong understanding of performance in the modern JavaScript ecosystem. You understand how to diagnose and improve performance issues, and you bring a strong baseline to the table when building new things.
  • Worked closely with designers to create new experiences. You speak their language and share their values.
  • Worked on projects that are user-centric. You’re passionate about making products that real people will find indispensable.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an aptitude for conveying clear thoughts and ideas.
  • Worked in a startup environment. You work autonomously and are comfortable with ambiguity and change.

Our Principles

As a company, we realize that talent is evenly distributed throughout the world, but opportunity is not. We believe that you should work where you can have the best impact, and live where you can have the best life.


The salary range for this position is $193,000-$218,000 for a full-time Staff Engineer or Senior Staff Engineer based in the United States, but it may vary depending on your specific skills and experience. We’ve invested the time and effort to develop salary levels for all of our roles, for both individual contributors and managers. These levels are based on national compensation data, and are weighted to be competitive in the most expensive markets in the US. Final leveling and cash compensation will be determined at the end of the interview process.


In addition to base salary, our team receives equity and a variety of other benefits. We offer all US employees and their dependents comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, covering 90% of the premium for employees, and 70% of the premium for qualifying dependents. US-based employees may also participate in our 401k, and we also offer life insurance.

Everyone on the team is eligible for a bonus for meeting colleagues in person (an opportunity to build precious relationship capital with teammates), and our monthly distributed facilities supplement. The latter is money we add to everyone’s payroll for you to set up a productive and distraction-free work environment, no strings attached, and no receipts required.

How We Work

We’ve recently decided to work seasonally–focused periods of work with limited breaks, followed by 2 consecutive weeks off all together, all at the same time. This means we work hard from early January to mid July, take a break, and focus on output from mid July through late December, and then take another break. It means other things too, but we’ll explain it when we get into the interview process.

This Senior Staff Software Engineer, React role is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager on the Frontend Web team. This role can be based in any location globally. Since our distributed team works across US time zones, US-based applicants are preferred.

mmhmm is committed to creating and fostering a diverse team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds and all walks of life to apply. We’re committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all applicants throughout the application process.