Front End Engineer is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We have in-depth reviews, rankings, and statistics on every college, K-12 school, and neighborhood in the U.S. and millions of monthly website visitors. Located in Pittsburgh, PA in the heart of Shadyside, we're quickly becoming one of the largest websites in the U.S.


About the Job

We are currently seeking an experienced front end developer to help our growing team build responsive and elegant user-facing web applications. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with designers to bring mockups to reality with HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Developing a robust cross-browser experience for mobile and desktop devices
  • Employing proven design patterns to build scalable and maintainable solutions
  • Participating in code reviews and providing thoughtful, constructive feedback to other team members


About You

You are a motivated and hard-working problem solver. You have a proven track record of delivering high-quality results, especially in a fast-paced start-up environment. You have a keen eye for aesthetics and design and a passion for creating efficient, scalable web interfaces. Most importantly, you want to be a part of something big that helps millions of people, and you want to have fun doing it. Technical essentials include:

  • 2+ years of relevant software development industry experience
  • Exceptional HTML and CSS skills
  • Hands-on experience with at least one JavaScript library or framework like ReactJS, AngularJS, etc.
  • Experience working in a formal development environment (version control system, code review, documentation, unit testing)
  • Bonus points for experience with ReactJS, webpack, and any CSS preprocessor


Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time, salaried position with competitive compensation and benefits including 20 paid days off per year, paid time off for volunteering, paid parental leave, stock options, SIMPLE IRA, and a comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee. We’ve been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Southwestern PA by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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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