Front End Software Engineering Manager

Offer by Modernize




About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: Frontend Developer


javascript, css, reactjs

Job description

What we’re looking for:

Modernize seeks an experienced and proven manager to lead our front end team. You should be a front end developer veteran with extensive experience building front end products, optimizing performance and launching great user experiences. You will build and mentor other developers while growing current initiatives and building out new products.  The ideal candidate will be able to be an individual contributor while also managing a team of front end developers. You will be responsible for our front end architecture, establishing best practices, and growing our team.

What you’ll do:
  • Manage 4 - 6 front end developers. (weekly 1x1’s, performance reviews)
  • Establish front end best practices across the team (Style guides, reusable components)
  • Stay up to date on technologies, introducing new ones as needed

  • Establish best practices with responsive design, user interaction and page speed

  • Develop highly functional, responsive and performant websites based on mockups, wireframes, design artifacts, product and technical requirements

  • Assist in translating business requirements into software designs, implementation schedules, and deployment strategies

  • Collaborate with direct reports on technical design, work estimation, and feature implementation

  • Perform code reviews and drive the team to improve overall code quality

  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity, release quality, and job enjoyment

Individual Contribution skills:

  • Build CSS that enables as many devices and resolutions as possible while maintaining minimum load times

  • Participate in the refinement and ideation of user interface A/B tests

  • Define new features that ensure a high performing and scalable user experience for both mobile and desktop users

  • Participate in sprint planning by understanding the effort, risk, and priority of remaining work committed for each release

What you need:
  • 2+ years of managing direct reports

  • 3+ years of full time experience in web page development (HTML/CSS/Javascript required)

  • Solid grasp of best practices for front end development

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and translate complex information to internal teams

  • Experience with performance profiling for page load speed and optimization techniques.

  • Experience translating a user interface design from Sketch or Adobe Photoshop into HTML/CSS/Javascript code

  • Experience with CMS platforms like Wordpress

Nice to haves:
  • Understanding of modern front-end build tooling including npm, gulp, and webpack

  • Experience with SQL and databases

  • Experience with PHP

  • Experience with web analytics (e.g., Google Analytics, Heap Analytics) and KPIs

  • Experience with Agile Scrum

  • Experience with React, Vue.js or similar frameworks

  • Experience with JQuery

Who you are:
  • Loves to solve problems

  • Loves to motivate and drive others to achieve team and company goals

  • Motivated, driven, and works well autonomously

  • Always researching a better, more efficient way to fix something

  • Looking for the opportunity to join a rapidly growing engineering team

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