Senior Front End Engineer

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools, neighborhoods, and companies for them.

Niche.com is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Role

We’re looking for someone interested in a senior position to help us grow our business. As a Senior Front End Engineer, you will be tasked with creating the user interfaces of our web and native mobile applications. You will also be responsible for mentoring other team members while helping to maintain and upgrade the frameworks, processes, and systems that support front end development.

During the 1st Month:

  • Collaborate with various team members to learn about how your role fits within the team, the tech department, and Niche
  • Shadow Front End team members to learn more about our tech stack, the products we support, and our development process

Within 3 Months:

  • Begin shipping user-facing code that will be seen by millions of people
  • Join a product team and begin working within an Agile development framework, collaborating with another Front End team member to break down and implement new features
  • Solidify understanding of the breadth of our tech stack, including the capabilities of our back end services, how they interact with our user-facing applications, and how we validate and deploy new functionality to our production infrastructure

Within 6 Months:

  • Grow as a contributing member of a product team, providing input and insight to the rest of the team on challenges and feasibility of proposed development, as well as mentoring less experienced Front End team members you may be paired with
  • Take initiative in finding opportunities to provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to other Front End team members through code reviews, pair programming, technical presentations to the team, etc.

Within 12 months:

  • Confidently implement new functionality and fix bugs across a variety of Front End projects
  • Identify areas for improvement in our codebase, researching best practices, and making recommendations to the team and external stakeholders on strategies to address them
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for one or more areas of our Front End systems
  • Mentor other team members on best practices in relation to at least one aspect of Front End software development

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of professional web or mobile development
  • Expertise in modern JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • Experience developing server-side JavaScript applications with Node.js
  • Proficiency with at least one Javascript framework for building user interfaces, such as React
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing frameworks and technologies
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

 

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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