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Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

Kirkland, Washington; San Francisco, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Sunnyvale, California; Tempe, Arizona


GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

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  • Problem-solver
  • Focused
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic
  • Visual
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  • Adaptable
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Creative
  • Perceptive
  • Tech Savvy
  • Quick-Thinking

Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 19 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all. To learn more about the company visit

We seek a full-stack engineer to be a part of our team working on the next major version of user experiences at GoDaddy. We are passionate about creating quality experience through continuous enhancement and experimentation.

We seek a full-stack engineer to be a part of our team working on the next major version of user experiences at GoDaddy. We are passionate about creating quality experience through continuous enhancement and experimentation.

The development stack spans modern front-end, back-end, and automation technologies including ES6+, Node.js, React, Cypress, Kubernetes, Lambda, and Jenkins.

You should be passionate about doing the right thing for the customer and want to learn and grow as we continue to evolve our technology strategy. If you want to work with smart people building experiences that will be used by millions of people every day, we would like to talk to you!

Additionally, we manage a growing base of contributors from other teams at GoDaddy on our JavaScript platform resources. As true participants in Open Source we also contribute code and our learnings (good and bad) back to the Open Source community (Check our GitHub page: If you're a contributor to the broader OSS community already, that's a point in your favor. If not, you'll get to rub shoulders with impressive contributors who work with us already.

Our team is a welcoming place for all people. Some things that make us special:

  • Comfortable open office space, but we provide everything you need to work remote as necessary.

  • We value diversity on our teams and can prove it. Check out our company-sponsored diversity groups

  • Dedicated, comfortable, mother's rooms

  • Generous (unlimited) vacation policy with flexible working hours

  • Innovative intern program with local partners

  • Generous paid parental leave policy with discounted child care plans in most metros

  • Opportunities to work on open source software

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write great code and create unit and integration tests that prove it.

  • Participate in planning, architectural discussion, implementation, and maintenance of a client and server side JavaScript platform enabling next generation customer experiences.

  • Perform code reviews and advocate for clean, high-quality code.

  • Participate in devops, release, and on-call activities in support of our products.

  • Engage with engineers & partners across GoDaddy to tackle problems with broad impact (from group-wide to company-wide impact).

  • Participate in ensuring a high-quality experience with a focus on performance.

  • Support and mentor other developers on the team.

We're looking for a majority of the following experience:

  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of core web technologies: JavaScript (ES2015+), CSS3, and HTML5.

  • 7+ years of professional software development experience.

  • Strong commitment to learning and growing while coaching others to do the same.

  • Proven experience collaborating across disciplines and teams to reach shared goals.

  • Experience with a wide set of front end technologies such as React, Vue.js, Ember, Next.js, Angular, and/or Backbone. Experience with React Native a plus.

  • Experience with multiple "last mile" tools like grunt, gulp, babel, or webpack to ship production-ready software.

  • Experience in an Agile software development environment.

  • Desire to work in all aspects of a codebase including an understanding of continuous deployment using systems like docker, AWS, Artifactory, or Kubernetes.

  • Understanding of git and git-based workflows.

  • Experience managing or contributing to open source projects is a plus. (send us a link to your GitHub!)

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

If you need assistance completing an application for a position with us, please reach out to our Recruiting Team at

Please note that GODADDY does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

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Job ID R007628


  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer


Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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