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Lead Software Engineer, Front End

New York, New York has been engaged to build a software engineering team for an insurtech startup backed by a Fortune 100 company.
Permanent role onsite in NYC (Financial District). No sponsorship being offered.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Helping lead our front-end engineering efforts by mentoring other engineering, helping lead architecture conversations and implementing internal standards for best development practices
  • Collaborate with the our engineering team members to develop a world-class software platform to deliver Client's internal and external-facing digital experiences
  • Work hand-in-hand with our product, design and business teams to deliver user-focussed applications in a reusages and scalable manner
  • Use the latest cutting-edge tools and technologies to build out our platform and products from scratch, using your awesome experience to help guide our product development
  • Help to foster the technology savvy culture across our business through being a tech evangelist and encouraging forward-thinking development 

Who we’re looking for:
  • You have start-up experience and a passion for thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a “get it done” type of attitude
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative and team-focussed engineering culture, but can also hunker-down to develop on your own when needed
  • You have a passion for developing scalable and reusable products, encourage adhering to best practices for development and enjoy sharing your expertise with others
  • You are an expert in developing cloud-native applications using modern languages and techniques in an Agile, test-driven environment
  • You’re a firm believer in using fully-automated testing and automated infrastructure to prevent bugs and create secure products

What we’re looking for:
  • 4+ years of experience developing front-end applications React + Redux
  • 4+ years of experience using front-end testing tools and frameworks such as: Istanbul, Karma, Jasmine and Supertest
  • An expert in JavaScript development, with in-depth knowledge of concepts like async programming, closures, types, and ES6
  • An expert in HTML/CSS development, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Have a BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience 

Extra brownie points if you have:
  • Experience doing design and UX work with Sketch, Marvel or other similar tools
  • Experience developing Node or Python applications
  • Experience working with Pivotal Web Services or AWS 
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