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Senior Front-End Engineer, Platform/Design Systems


Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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About the job


Bitwarden empowers enterprises, developers, and individuals to securely store and share sensitive data. With a transparent, open-source approach to password management, secrets management, and passwordless and passkey innovations, Bitwarden makes it easy for users to extend robust security practices across all online activities. Founded in 2016 with headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, Bitwarden is supported by a passionate global community of security experts and enthusiasts.

As a Senior Front-End Engineer on the Platform team at Bitwarden, you will be responsible for building and maintaining core cross-cutting areas of our codebase, enabling your team and others to build secure, performant, and user-focused software. The key components of our front-end platform strategy include implementing a shared design system for use in our web, desktop, and browser extension clients, supporting other teams in identifying and executing on opportunities for componentization, and ensuring that our teams have proper tooling and design documentation to enable success. You will be a key contributor to ensuring the success of this strategy.

We’re looking for someone who will thrive in a growing organization with a strong collaborative focus.  You will have the opportunity to take ownership over key areas of our product, providing direction for future changes and scoping out work to bring exciting new features to our users while maintaining overall code quality and maintainability.

This is an all-remote team and we're looking for someone located in the U.S. We do not offer visa sponsorship at this time.


  • Become an expert and authority on our platform front-end codebase and our design system component library
  • Participate in hands-on development of new components, building and updating components to support new features
  • Collaborating with designers to implement our design system
  • Support other teams in the organization with guidance and direction on componentization, opportunities for reuse, and overall front-end best practices
  • Participate in code reviews, learning and spreading knowledge
  • Occasionally contribute bug fixes submitted by the user community


  • Demonstrated expertise in building Angular web applications using a unified design system
  • Demonstrated expertise in building reusable libraries with rock solid APIs
  • Experience implementing designs from Figma or similar tools
  • Experience with Tailwind CSS for component styling
  • Familiarity with Storybook or another component modeling toolset
  • Familiarity with web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) and implementing accessible experiences
  • Familiarity with webpack and other build systems
  • Collaborative and adaptable mindset
  • Openness and authenticity combined with excellent communication skills
  • Excitement and enthusiasm for open source and for better internet security
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – you might not know all the answers, but you know how to find and communicate the solution


Selected candidates will be invited to schedule an introduction call and potentially progress through the following stages:

  • Interview with hiring manager
  • Panel interview with other engineers
  • Reference calls
  • Interview with department leader


  • Our user community loves us and we love them. Come to work each day with a sense of purpose as we bring a more secure internet experience to everyone from our friends and family to the world’s largest organizations.
  • Become an expert. You’ll get immersed in the prominent technology markets of security and open source software.
  • We are dedicated to building a diverse and talented team. Work remotely with motivated and supportive team members across the world and take part in productive and fun meetups.
  • Learn and grow. Take on new challenges with the support of your team, and join our #growth-club to continue personal and professional development.

We recognize and understand that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications for the position, you should still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

A note to outside sourcers: We do not accept solicitations from recruiters, recruiting agencies, headhunters, or outsourcing organizations. Please remove us from all such contact lists.

Skills required
FigmaCSSCommunication skills
Employee location
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$130000 - 180000 /yr

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