Principal Front End Engineer at Achievement Network (Boston, MA) (allows remote)


Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY


We are seeking a full-time Principal Front End Engineer to join our Engineering Team and help build products that support Achievement Network’s (ANet’s) mission. The ideal candidate will be passionate about cutting-edge front end development technologies and best practices, excited by technical challenges, and motivated to deliver software that impacts educational success. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this person will play a key role in crafting and implementing a front-end technology vision for the organization.  


ANet is flexible to remote working with appropriate experience and a history of successfully collaborating with and mentoring other developers remotely. Occasional travel to ANet’s National Office in Boston will be necessary, so proximity to the New England area and eastern time zone is preferable.


WHAT YOU’LL DO


        Partner with talented engineers to lead and define our next generation front-end infrastructure and  application architecture, including a strategy to migrate existing products to Angular 6


        Drive, design, and implement front-end infrastructure solutions, such as a shared application shell and integrations with performance profiling, debugging, automated testing, and build systems


        Collaborate with peers to quickly develop and deliver updated user-facing applications that are fast,  elegant, and easy-to-use


        Keep abreast of new technologies and propose adoption as appropriate


        Actively embrace best software development practices and set the bar for high quality code


        Mentor and support the development of other engineers, providing them with coaching and learning opportunities to help them grow


        Proactively look for ways to help  improve team culture and velocity


        Help deliver ANet’s next generation of technology products that support data-driven educational practices and help to close the achievement gap in the underserved communities we partner with


WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:


        You have hands-on experience developing and optimizing front-end infrastructure to support


o         Automated regression test suites


o         Continuous integration and delivery tools, preferably with dependency-based builds


o         A shared CSS framework and style guide


        You have direct experience designing and implementing high quality web applications using


o         Web development frameworks, including Angular, Redux, CSS, and JavaScript


o         Performance optimization techniques


o         Access control patterns


o         Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and microservice-based software architectures


        You are a team player who motivates and educates colleagues; you enjoy working in a highly collaborative culture


        You are skilled in working closely with business partners to build technology solutions that meet the usability and functional needs of internal and external users


        You operate comfortably among a highly independent staff with diverse backgrounds


        You bring an innovative approach to analyze, evaluate and solve problems


        You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels


        You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values


Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:


         Usability and visual design assessment experience


         Basic proficiency using Java and/or Go


         10+ years of software development experience


         A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree


HOW TO APPLY


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button.  You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.


ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Posted: 10 November, 2018


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