Senior Software Engineer, Front-End

Remote
Full Time
Tech
Experienced

Senior Front-End Engineer 

TED creates, produces and distributes audio and video media (most famously TED Talks) to millions of people around the world. As a Senior Front-End Engineer on TED's Technology team, you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on one of the largest stages in digital media. We strive to be on the cutting edge with our front-end toolchain and tech stack. You will work with the latest and greatest technology to develop websites which deliver TED content to millions of people around the world each day. The Senior Front-End Engineer collaborates with an amazing team of developers, designers and product owners to take new features and products from conception to production.

 

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
  • Level-headed 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

 

Why work for us?

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Everything we do is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

In addition to driving forward TED’s mission and joining our dynamic Engineering team, we’re proud to provide strong employee benefits, including:

  • 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

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