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Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Web App Performance - Asana

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Job Title
Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Web App Performance
Job Location
San Francisco
Job Description

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to take on a key technical leadership role for a team focused on making Asana Web Application fast for our customers. It is a horizontal team that directly contributes to, and empowers other Asana engineers in, a common mission to make everything we build as fast and efficient as possible. We leverage cutting-edge web performance technologies and methodologies and shape them to work within Asana’s unique infrastructure. Some of the teams’ current projects include code splitting (to improve our page load performance), service worker (for instant application startup), data caching and prefetching optimizations, and building to monitoring frameworks for tighter SLA around product features.

This role is based in our San Francisco office with an office-centric hybrid schedule. The standard in-office days are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Most Asanas have the option to work from home on Wednesdays. Working from home on Fridays depends on the type of work you do and the teams with which you partner. If you're interviewing for this role, your recruiter will share more about the in-office requirements.

What you’ll achieve

  • You’ll lead long term front-end infrastructure vision, strategy, and influence infra and product teams to deliver enterprise grade Web App.
  • You’ll lead, design and execute on next-gen technical initiatives to make Asana dramatically faster for years to come.
  • You’ll roll up your sleeves and directly tackle gnarly, highly impactful and visible performance investigations that could span the entire tech stack.
  • You’ll be one of the company’s experts on frontend infrastructure, and partner with Area leads on longer-term technical architecture & roadmap.
  • You’ll have a direct impact on the happiness and efficiency of our customers, both internal co-workers and external end users.

About you

We’re looking for an experienced technical lead to join us - here’s a little about what we’re looking for: 

  • 6+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 3+ years of experience leading initiatives and project
  • Experience setting direction for and leading large initiatives (spanning across multiple teams, and perhaps organizations)
  • Experience working on and leading projects that are full-stack in nature, touching both front-end web application code and their supporting back-end counterparts
  • Excellent cross-functional stakeholder management and ability to influence other teams to achieve effective business outcomes
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and delegation skills to articulate ideas with technical and non-technical audiences and stakeholders
  • Passionate about mentoring engineers at all skill levels; able to identify technical growth opportunities and deliver thoughtful, candid feedback

At Asana, we're committed to building teams that include a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, as this is critical to helping us achieve our mission. If you're interested in this role and don't meet every listed requirement, we still encourage you to apply.

What we’ll offer

Our comprehensive compensation package plays a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to achieving our mission. We believe that compensation should be reflective of the value you create relative to the market value of your role. To ensure pay is fair and not impacted by biases, we're committed to looking at market value which is why we check ourselves and conduct a yearly pay equity audit. 

For this role, the estimated base salary range is between $248,000 - $316,000. The actual base salary will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process. The listed range above is a guideline, and the base salary range for this role may be modified.

In addition to base salary, your compensation package may include additional components such as equity, sales incentive pay (for most sales roles), and benefits. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

We strive to provide equitable and competitive benefits packages that support our employees worldwide and include:

  • Mental health, wellness & fitness benefits
  • Career coaching & support
  • Inclusive family building benefits
  • Long-term savings or retirement plans
  • In-office culinary options to cater to your dietary preferences 

These are just some of the benefits we offer, and benefits may vary based on role, country, and local regulations. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong. 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws in other locations.

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Asana Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Asana Company Size

Between 1,782 - 5,000 employees

Asana Founded Year


Asana Total Amount Raised


Asana Funding Rounds

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  • IPO


  • Debt Financing

    $200,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $75,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $28,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $9,000,000 USD

  • Angel

    $1,200,000 USD