Front End Engineer

Location: McLean, VA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level is seeking a Front End Engineer to build highly scalable and interactive customer facing web applications that incorporate the best user experience patterns and technologies available. This position requires the ability to quickly translate new designs into functioning web application features as part of our agile, iterative development process. In addition to defining the architectural strategy for front-end technologies you will also be responsible for evangelizing that technology across our team of Ruby on Rails engineers and Product Designers in order to support multiple products. The ideal candidate will have a passion for software engineering, be innovative and possess strong analytical and communication skills.



  • Build highly interactive customer facing web applications.
  • Define and standardize architectural strategy for front-end techniques.
  • Work closely with design and UX team to define new user interface behaviors, widgets and containers to create a truly distinctive and world-class user experience.
  • Collaborate with product and engineering team to implement our user experience in a highly scalable and modular fashion.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field, equivalent degree, or previous work experience
  • Intermediate to Expert-level understanding of data driven interface implementation using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/CoffeeScript and jQuery
  • Experience with modern frameworks and tools such as SCSS, Bootstrap, Modernizr, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of web accessibility and user-centered design/development
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for data driven UI components
  • Adept with VMs and possess extensive cross-browser and cross-device development experience
  • Strong understanding of source control with Git and Github
  • Familiarity with page speed and optimization techniques
  • Proven front-end web development experience – we will need to see links to your work!


Bonus Requirements

  • Ruby on Rails experience
  • HAML & SCSS knowledge
  • Experience with JavaScript Unit Testing (mocha, jasmine, qunit, etc)
  • Basic Photoshop/Sketch/etc graphics production skills
  • Linux or OSX command line knowledge



  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Relocation offered
  • Health insurance
  • Top of the line Apple hardware
  • Conference attendance budget


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We like to keep it loose in the office. While wearing pants is encouraged (legal constraints), there are very few rules in our company. We look for nice, accountable, mission-driven people who work hard, learn fast and don’t mind taking risks -- even if that means failing sometimes. We want fun and friendly co-workers who are committed to winning. appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment. It is policy to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified employees and applicants, regardless of race, religion, religious affiliation, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, placement, training, transfer, promotion, termination, pay, and other forms of compensation and benefits. will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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