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Front End Developer

EF Education First

Front End Developer

 

Who are we and what do we do?
Labs @ EF Tours is the group of technology and creative professionals empowering EF to send groups of students and educators on guided educational tours across the world. We power every step of our customer’s journey with us, from browsing our many tour offerings and enrolling on the web, through collecting feedback after the tour.

Over the course of your career with us, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at everything from designing beautiful customer front end interactions, to solving large scale resource allocation problems, and everything in between.

 

What specifically will you be doing?

You will be working on a small, largely autonomous product team (around seven people), focusing on delivering quality applications, tools and enhancements within our larger front-end ecosystem. Working closely with the product owner, backend developer and UI/UX designers, you will develop modern web applications, collaborate with UI/UX designers, help gather requirements and set expectations. So in short, you’ll be doing things like:

 

  • Working with JavaScript, React, .NET, Sitecore and SASS to help us build an efficient and sustainable front-end ecosystem
  • Building new features and applications in order to better serve our users
  • Working closely with UI and UX designers to iterate on our customer experience
  • Identifying and addressing performance issues
  • Contribute to the Front End Chapter by building and iterating on site-wide features and changes, discussing new technologies, patterns and tools, and maintaining best practices.

 

Who are we're looking for:

We are looking for someone who is passionate, and thrives in a collaborative, cooperative environment. Someone who gets excited about new technology and new approaches to enhancing the quality and value of the software we deliver. We ask that you have at least 2-3 years of experience with:

 

  • JavaScript / ES2016
  • React and other libraries and frameworks
  • The latest HTML, CSS and SASS

 

We also ask that you have:

 

  • Experience with developing responsive, mobile optimized applications
  • Experience with webpack, task runners and Node/NPM
  • Experience with cross-browser/device compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations
  • Enthusiasm about learning and following best practices
  • Bonus points: experience with .NET MVC and Visual Studio

 

Let’s talk about The Perks.
We believe that happy people do great work. What makes us happy? Things like:

 

  • The opportunity to travel internationally with our customers (and without too, of course)
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year, and four weeks after your first year
  • Free in-house language classes
  • Free in-house workout classes
  • A restaurant and bar right inside our building
  • Discounts on EF products including our travel and language programs
  • Market-leading benefits package including top of the line health coverage, 401k with company match, tuition reimbursement, and more

Location and Category

Cambridge

Two Education Circle
Cambridge, MA, 02141
USA

Technology

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Building the future of learning: web & application development, system administration and technical support in addition to hardware, software and networking management.

What our people say

I basically care about 3 things: really hard problems, inspiring team mates, and an environment that encourages finding the right way to serve customers – not just the obvious or safe way. The fact that EF’s mission is really easy to believe in doesn’t hurt... but the fact is I look around and I’d work with the people next to me on pretty much anything.
Rick McMullen

Product Owner, Labs @ EF Tours

EF's mission is to create global citizens, and the work culture perfectly embodies that. I’ve been given the opportunity to transfer to Shanghai... I'm writing this from the office in Jiao’Tong!
Alex Zito-Wolf

Front-end Developer, Learning Labs