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Senior Front-End Engineer, Conferences

Senior Frontend Engineer, Conferences 

We’re looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to play a key role on the Digital Products team at TED, focused specifically on building out, and iterating upon, TED’s conference technology. 

 

TED conferences are global events that showcase research and ideas from all disciplines. Conference programs are designed for attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to connect and draw inspiration from unlikely places. You’ll be involved in building the tools that help create the magic of TED. 

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of production Javascript/Typescript experience
  • 7+ years of overall software development experience
  • 3+ years working with a modern JS client side framework (React, Angular, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with architecting distributed systems
  • Demonstrable knowledge of production GraphQL schema design and implementation
  • Experience a plus with Next.js, React Native, Ember, Apollo server, GraphQL Federation or Ruby on Rails
  • Curious and knowledgeable about web technologies and frameworks
  • Strong ownership of work with the ability to drive projects from inception through completion, balancing doing it right and doing it fast
  • Able to refactor legacy projects in addition to greenfield development
  • Levelheaded during time-sensitive troubleshooting
  • Value cross-functional collaboration and a diverse workplace

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and evolve system architecture of high volume website
  • Design tools and libraries to simplify and accelerate organization-wide development
  • Manage and monitor testing, performance, and code quality
  • Influence and guide the direction of our products and technology choices
  • Foster growth and support other engineers through constructive, collaborative code reviews
  • Clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders
  • Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time 
  • Travel: Upon request / as needed

 

Benefits:

  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employees
  • Paid family leave
  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)
  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being 
  • 401k with match

 *New York Office or Remote working US East Coast hours*

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