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Lead Developer Open Source

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JavaScript Developer
About the role

Checkly is 100% committed to open source. That's why we are looking for an experienced developer to drive our open source initiatives:

  • The open source Headless Recorder with ~10k ⭐️
  • The open source Headles Browser knowledge base https://theheadless.dev
  • All our integrations with the Puppeteer and Playwright eco systems.
  • Our integrations with Terraform and Prometheus
  • Any future initiatives!

You will be the “spider in the web” for Checkly, our customers and the external open source developers we work with on a daily basis.

Your responsibilities

This job is mostly a coding job, but has a crucial advocacy & community component.

  • Make sure our projects are relevant and useful to the community.
  • Evangelize and educate the community: GitHub, Twitter, blogs, talks, video etc.
  • Evolve and expand our existing projects.
  • Ship awesome features.
  • Kill terrible bugs!

Your skills

  • You have deep experience in building JavaScript applications in the open source arena.
  • You have experience as a maintainer or key contributor on a public GitHub-hosted open source project.
  • You are hands on in shipping product: you can push a feature from start to end.
  • You know how to communicate with coworkers, contributors and customers in English.
  • You love making software for other developers.

Bonus points

  • Hands-on experience with headless browser frameworks like Puppeteer and Playwright.
  • Experience with building SaaS tools for developers.
  • Experience working remotely in a distributed team.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Work with the latest technologies.
  • Contribute to open source.
  • Modern laptop and equipment provided.

This is a great opportunity to join an early stage company, influence the product road map and help us do what we love most: building the best active monitoring service for modern developers.


$70,000 — $100,000

About the company

Checkly is the API & E2E monitoring platform for modern developers: programmable, flexible and loving JavaScript.

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