Senior Software Engineer, Front End

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Posted 21 days ago
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Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Overview:

Located in Philadelphia and San Francisco, Guru is looking for an excellent Front End Software Engineer to be a core part of our Engineering Team. You will live and breathe Javascript, HTML, and CSS while working collaboratively within and across teams with designers, product managers, back end and fellow front end engineers to build simple yet elegant solutions.

Your responsibilities include implementing product features end to end, collaborating with others to build the best solutions, reviewing code, triaging issues, and instilling rigor and passion for high-quality software development practices. As a Senior Engineer, you will also be expected to both identify and solve complex problems with limited direction and be able to help lead and mentor newer engineers as our team scales. 

This job is not only about how well you develop; it’s about how you lend your positivity and presence, combined with your skill set to an energized environment and highly collaborative team. Strong sense of humor required, sarcasm detection skills a plus.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, product development preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with modern Javascript frameworks or libraries, like React/Redux
  • Experience with building complex layouts with CSS and HTML
  • Experience and preference for automated testing in Javascript including test-first and TDD practices
  • Ability to develop reusable components and to build and extend design systems
  • Experience with cross-browser implementation for a consistent experience
  • Experience building and debugging complex systems in a team environment
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities, and attention to detail 
  • Ability and interest in mentoring and guiding others 
  • Have a deep understanding of good architectural practices for large scale applications
  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and empathy
  • Self-­awareness and a commitment to continual improvement
  • Desire to write and maintain clean code, avoiding tech debt
  • Work with other engineers, product managers, and designers to craft rock-solid customer-centered solutions

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience with Sass (or Less)
  • Experience with TypeScript or ES6
  • Experience with responsive design for mobile
  • Experience with accessibility
  • Experience with build systems like webpack
  • Experience with designing web sites or applications (B2B SaaS a plus)
  • Experience with browser extension development
  • Experience in a CI/CD environment

Benefits to you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Generous health and commuter benefits
  • Dog friendly office
  • Monthly company social events
  • The chance to contribute to an upbeat, fully engaged culture

About Guru:

Guru is a dynamic, fast-growing start-up based in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Our mission is to reinvent the way people connect with meaningful information at work. Guru’s knowledge management solution provides customer-facing teams access to expert-verified information where they work and when they need it most. We believe in cultivating a welcoming, inclusive culture that encourages personal growth through working hard and having fun.

Launched in September 2015, our vision is backed by an amazing group of investors, including FirstMark Capital, Salesforce, Michael Dell, the Slack Fund, Emergence Capital, and Thrive Capital. As we enter the next exciting stage of expansion, we're searching for passionate individuals to join our rapidly growing team.

This is a full-time position located in our Philadelphia office. Re-location and/or Visa Sponsorship is not included in our hiring package. Applicants will need to be authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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