Senior Front End Engineer at Knewton
Knewton is on a mission to personalize education for students around the world. Education companies worldwide use the Knewton infrastructure platform to power course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated, and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 100 Best Places to work by Crain’s New York Business.
Are you a visionary engineering leader who wants to shape the future of education? Knewton is looking for a seasoned Senior Front End Engineer to join our Teacher Analytics team. You will be building a product that teachers use to better serve their students - this includes the ability to design courses that adapt to student proficiencies as well as the ability to drill into demonstrated and inferred student competency. This is a lynchpin role and calls for a highly detail oriented individual with serious entrepreneurial drive and extraordinary flexibility to meet the demands at a high-energy start-up.
This is a great opportunity to:
  • Drive frontend architecture roadmap and technology standards for frontend development at Knewton
  • Be a thought leader and actively engage in continuously improving practices and methodology
  • Display strategic thinking and deliver sustainable solutions, keeping an eye towards simplicity, scalability, extensibility, and performance
  • Be actively involved with and influence the direction of industry groups and open-source communities
  • Identify standards based solutions to integrate into our development process and drive adoption via mentoring and communication across the organization
  • Work collaboratively with the stakeholders and project team members to deliver front-end focused features to customers with quality
What we’re looking for:
  • 6+ years experience in software development, 4+ years of which are specific to front-end technologies
  • Proven full lifecycle development experience on large projects, creating distributed and scalable solutions
  • In-depth understanding of advanced Javascript concepts such as prototypal and functional inheritance, closures, and reactive programming
  • Extensive experience with with common JavaScript libraries and frameworks - Node.js, Express, React, and Redux
  • Experience using an analytics suite like Mixpanel to learn about user behavior
Perks Include:
  • Competitive salary, great benefits, and equity
  • Flexible hours, no vacation policy, and paid maternity/paternity leave
  • High-quality equipment (default: a new Macbook Pro with a giant monitor)
  • Frequent guest speakers and tech/edtech Meetups hosted at Knewton HQ
  • Social groups and sports teams
  • Catered lunch everyday in the office, all-day snacks, and a full bar
  • Free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards
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