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That's awesome Loren!

There are only four of us on the frontend team right now. We need more!

We like engineers with passion. People who get excited talking about the new frontend development frontier. Conversations like this happen all the time:

- Think Node.js would be cool for a realtime dashboard? Yes, do it.

- Maybe we could try using backbone.js and a fat client for this feature? Fork it and let's go.

- What's SASS? Install the gem. We're using it.

Our fourth frontend engineer just started last week. We sat him down, showed him how we were doing things and we asked him, "What do you think?" and he says, "Have you guys heard of Jammit? It's used for asset packaging. It's pretty cool" -- A couple hours later he was showing us the page load speed increase and how to use it.

If you're a frontend engineer wondering what it's like to work at Airbnb, feel free to email me: harry@airbnb.com or if you prefer character limits I'm on Twitter: @hshoff.

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