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About Layer5

We are a fun, talented and community driven team dedicated to providing our customers with easy-to-use software and a world-class, open source community experience. While small, the Layer5 community represents the largest collection of service mesh projects and their maintainers in the world. Advanced and emerging technology, and empowering engineers are at the core of our company, and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a work environment of continual learning and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging brand across the cloud native landscape. Our headquarters are located in the hill country of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.

Job Overview

Layer5 offers seasoned professionals an opportunity to significantly impact the fast-moving world of cloud native. We value all of our employees, interns, and contributors and commit to providing an environment in which innovation is fosterd and hard work is encouraged. We do so in ways that align with your individual interests and career goals.

What You Will Learn

As a UX Engineer, you'll work on the front end of our products and features used by people everyday. The work is challenging, fast-paced, and always changing. You have demonstrated analytical skills, an unwavering commitment to quality, a collaborative work ethic, and cutting-edge coding skills. You live and breathe the fundamentals of JavaScript (not just jQuery), CSS, HTML, and command a portfolio of web technologies new and old - all in order to launch innovative features to a global audience.


You will be responsible for weaving together strong design aesthetics with technical know-how. Work closely with UX designers, project managers, and back-end engineers to implement versatile front-end solutions to web development issues. Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices in order to push the limits of what a browser can do. Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team. Launch, iterate, and make a difference. Provide front-end coding expertise, and help make our products better for users. Design and develop the front ends of user-facing products. You will engage with users and the community to solicit and incorporate feedback on designs in an iterative and evolving process.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, HCI, Design, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience in designing and implementing user interfaces (UIs).
  • Experience in development or prototyping.
  • 8 years of coding experience in one or more of the listed languages: JavaScript, HTML, CSS or Go/Rust
  • Experience with and passion for user-interface design.
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (React, NextJS, Gatsby, Backbone, or Ember) and CSS pre-processing frameworks (Sass or Less).
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Experience with communicating to all levels of users (internal and external), demonstrated problem-solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
  • Demonstrated sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience, including accessibility.

Ideal Candidate

  • The ability to embody Layer5’s cultural values among peers and across the community.
  • A high level of accountability, reliability and initiative.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong ability to build relationships with community members and keep others informed.
  • A growth mindset: desire to learn, grow and embrace new ideas.
  • A shared appreciation for our core values of continual learning, making strategic decisions with fast execution, and creating a platform for shared success.
How to Apply

Submit your resume and a short cover letter to:

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of cloud native standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native manager.