Senior Front End Engineer job in Arlington, VA | POLITICO L...

Senior Front End Engineer
POLITICO LLCArlington, VA6 days ago

This position would be a part of a growing POLITICO tech team whose responsibility is creating the best policy and news platform on the market. You’d be making an immediate impact in contributing to projects such as PoliticoPro, our subscription-based product, and writing code that would be utilized by thousands of site visitors every day.
The tech team itself is a group of supportive and versatile engineers, data analysts, designers, project managers, and QA analysts. While many of us have particular domain expertise, we are big proponents of the axiom that the “best idea in the room wins.” Whether you are a code expert or a policy wonk, being a member of our team means having the opportunity to learn and make an impact in a wide variety of ways, and to see your ideas make a real impact on the products we build.
A bit about you...
As a senior frontend engineer, you will develop primarily in Vue.js. You will collaborate with small but close-knit teams of engineers and other stakeholders to build new features from start to finish. You will also participate in discussions and decision-making about frontend infrastructure and help implement process improvements to the way we do things. For example, have you used any animation libraries that you can’t wait to share? Is there a linting rule that we should incorporate into our codebase? We’d love a compassionate candidate that can disagree respectfully, articulate their point through code and conversation, and provide a new way of seeing our work.
What you’ll do…
The first month: You’ll be onboarded to the team and have the chance to make your first contributions, and see them live on production.
The first six months: You’ll gain a greater understanding of our technical stack, and participate in decisions that have an impact on our day-to-day jobs and end-users - from changing the layout of a UI to improving our engineering workflow.
The first year: You’ll have identified and taken ownership of specific engineering problems - be it page tracking, frontend testing, or infrastructure - that make a demonstrable difference to our team and the company at large.
A few more details...

  • Develop new applications/projects, and maintain and upgrade existing sites across the company portfolio using frontend technologies

  • Exhibit technical authority on product requirements and offer well-reasoned options for effectively completing work, including mapping out the required architecture and communicating progress to stakeholders

  • Mentor other engineers, volunteer when appropriate to help unblock others, and break large problems down into smaller units of work to delegate to other developers

  • Help take ownership of the release cycle and fulfill operational responsibilities related to long-term product lifelines by maintaining and ensuring the continued expected behavior of applications

  • Sharpen and expand your technical toolset with frontend technologies such as Vue, Javascript, Typescript, SCSS, and Node

  • Effectively coordinate and act as a technical communicator with non-technical stakeholders such as product managers, project managers, and editorial staff

  • Constantly seek opportunities to learn from and improve the efficiency and knowledge of the team

  • Able to receive constructive criticism well and adapt designs/code to meet business goals and team/workplace standards to provide an excellent user experience

  • Serve on the on-call support rotation for the editorial and web teams

  • Incorporate accessibility into the development of all frontend projects and stay up to date with the latest accessibility standards

  • Optional bonus: have experience with package management, fullstack development, Java, AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, or templating languages such as Handlebars

A successful frontend engineer at POLITICO exhibits empathy for their colleagues, a willingness to admit the edges of their knowledge, and a tenacity for solving the root of the problem rather than the symptoms. If the job description above doesn’t perfectly match your experience, but you align with our core values and feel there is a strong reason you should be considered, please apply. We are excited to meet you!
We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation.
We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Click here for more on what we offer and what it’s like to work for POLITICO.
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