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Staff Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

As a technical leader and contributor, you will partner closely with other engineers to drive change and improve frontend systems and developer experience. Although you will be at one of our highest levels of seniority, all individual contributors are expected to be hands on and contribute code.

  • Collaborate on application design with application development teams
  • Implement significant portions of the system and help others in the implementation
  • Understand how key technical decisions will drive business outcomes and deliver frameworks and platforms that improve delivery with high-quality to those outcomes
  • Knowledge of (and a passion for) current trends and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance, accessibility, security, and usability
  • Performing design and code reviews of other engineers at Navan
  • Ability to establish credibility with smart engineers quickly
  • Experience with testing frontend code (Unit(Jest), E2E(Cypress), Isolation(Storybook))
  • Experience building developer frameworks that improve developer velocity, code quality and code health
  • Experience with continuous delivery models and methods (CI/CD)
  • You enjoy writing and sharing your expertise broadly
  • Expert at front end operational excellence - you think reliability, performance, instrumentation and measurability first

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Apollo GraphQL, NGRX, XState, Redux
  • Experience with Github Packages, Github Actions
  • Experience with JAMStack
  • Familiarity with common backend service languages such as Java, NodeJS
  • Fullstack Javascript


  • 10+ years of UI development experience
  • Track record of driving change in engineering organizations
  • Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results

The posted pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the compensation for this position and is subject to change based on business need. To determine a successful candidate’s starting pay, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and experience, market demands, and internal parity.

For roles with on-target-earnings (OTE), the pay range includes both base salary and target incentive compensation. Target incentive compensation for some roles may include a ramping draw period. Compensation is higher for those who exceed targets. Candidates may receive more information from the recruiter.

Pay Range
$146,250$255,000 USD