Staff Front-End Software Engineer

Who we want:

We are seeking a Technical Lead/Staff Engineer for our Small Web-Apps Technology team (or SWAT) which is focused on front-end development across many of our products. This team is responsible for building the next generation of consumer-facing displays that serve billions of page views a month on sites that you’ve most certainly heard of. This role requires someone that can architect, and mentor others to architect and contribute to, a scalable front-end solution that serves thousands of visitors a second; someone that can lead and influence across multiple teams to deliver comprehensive solutions; and someone that is eager to work alongside other smart, capable people to build new capabilities across our entire platform.

What we need:

This is a front-end role, so standard rules apply: JavaScript (React), HTML, and CSS. However, we’re looking for more than satisfying a list of buzzwords – we’re looking for someone that lives and breathes web applications. This is a fairly senior level role, so you have 7+ years of professional software development experience.

Who You Are:

    • 7+ years building software in a professional environment
    • 3+ years’ recent experience with front-end development using JavaScript and ideally React
    • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals especially data structures and algorithms
    • Extensive experience with JavaScript, CSS, and React or similar front-end frameworks, Redux or similar, Emotion CSS, Jenkins, and Webpack
    • You’re aware of, and are excited about, new ESnext features
    • You can articulate how to architect a testable React application
    • You understand what it takes for a browser to obtain and execute JavaScript, as well as the things that impact that process negatively or positively
    • You know how to build software that not just functions well, but can be maintained and improved my multiple people effectively
    • You understand how to break large, abstract problems down into smaller, workable tasks
    • You have experienced and understand the challenges of third-party JavaScript application development, such as synchronously loading pieces of a large application, debugging large asynchronous chains, and shipped bullet-proof, tested code that works in, and doesn’t impact, a wide range of runtime environments
    • You are committed to excellence. That means building collaborative relationships up, down, and across the organization; staying positive when tackling tough challenges that often require cross-team contribution; taking pride in not just shipping massive-scale applications, but shipping the best massive-scale applications
    • You’ve authored third-party JavaScript applications
    • You’ve deployed applications and assets to AWS or similar cloud platform
    • When you think of building web applications, you think past the console to the CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) pipeline
    • You have considered and articulate opinions (preferably based on experience) about the challenges of front-end development in an “enterprise” setting
    • You’re excited about using Kanban / Lean software development methodologies
    • You like speaking in public about what you’re working on
    • You have a BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

What You’ll Be Doing:

    • Scale new display applications for collecting and displaying various forms of consumer generated content
    • Build client-facing tooling to configure consumer applications and interact with Bazaarvoice services
    • Understand and improve application performance and monitoring of performance
    • Mentor front-end developers
    • Effectively build, cache, and serve our client-customized applications for thousands of clients to serve millions of consumers


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