Senior Front End Engineer

| Greater Denver Area
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This is a remote role, which can sit in any of the following 25 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above.

Guild is hiring for a Senior Front-End Engineer to lead a high performing team of front-end engineers to innovate and build software that helps students take advantage of Guild’s affordable education programs and coaching services. 

You will be primarily be focused on delivering configurable and customized solutions for our clients, including delivering the benefits portal that employees will engage with when they learn about their company’s education benefit. In between delivering client solutions, you will continue to build out our front-end component library and ensure that our front-end experiences are seamless across applications, domains and environments. Moreover, you’ll use your passion for writing clean, well-tested front-end code to build high quality software that will scale efficiently with our continued business growth.

You will love this role if are excited about working in a fast-paced environment with opportunities to engage directly with our clients directly and have an immediate impact on the success of our education programs. This is a role where you can bring your passion for front-end development, design systems and expertise in creating seamless software solutions that work elegantly across multiple device types.

As a Senior Front-End Engineer, you will:

  • Be a part of a team of front-end engineers building high quality software products for our employers, students and education partners – design and develop well-tested software from the ground up
  • Build software solutions using technologies such as React, Redux, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Typescript
  • Integrate our front-end systems with backend internal and external APIs or a new CMS
  • Proactively engage with clients and product managers to gather requirements, work with internal teams choosing technology, deploying a solution to production, or leading and participating in day-to-day activities via our agile sprints, daily standups, planning, and retros
  • Mentor other engineers on our team – we’ll succeed, learn, and grow together, and sharing your expertise while collaboratively solving complex problems or pair programming
  • Work closely with our product operations and implementation teams to ensure that project plans, stories, and estimates are accurate and ensure that features delivered meet client expectations and are delivered on-time

In addition to working on our Product Engineering Team, in this role you will collaborate with other Guild leaders including: Jess Rusin (SVP of Engineering), May Lee (Interaction Designer), Madeline Ford (Senior Software Engineer), and Annie He (Director of Product Operations).

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Expertise in several (or all!) of the following or similar technologies: Javascript, React, Redux, CSS, HTML
  • Proven experience building new products, reusable component libraries and creative solutions for semi-customized or white-labeled UI experiences.
  • Excellent communication skills that serve in partnering with clients and internal teams to deliver high quality solutions that meet the needs of our customers
  • A deep understanding for prioritization and tradeoffs and coming up with elegant front-end solutions that are delightful, easy to maintain and work across multiple displays
  • Meticulous focus on high quality UI experiences and you demonstrate a willingness and the flexibility to meet client timelines; perhaps you’ve worked in a consulting or a client facing role before
  • Passion for higher education and our mission – Guild is pioneering a new path for education as a benefit in a complicated and regulated space – success means quickly learning the landscape and effectively adapting your expertise
  • A demonstrated curiosity and interest in keeping up and experimenting with new technologies – you enjoy technical reading and want to share engineering best practices
  • Experience in fast-growth, venture backed startups

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

We are one of the few female-led companies to hit a $1 billion valuation and the only Certified B Corporation with those qualifications.  Our Series D financing round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman and former CEO of AMEX, and joined by Emerson Collective, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq. 

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $135,000 - $160,000, as well as company stock options. 

    • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
    • Access to a 401k to help save for your future
    • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help you recharge
    • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, so that you can take the time to heal and or recover 
    • Family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
    • Well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
    • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

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Our downtown Denver office is easily accessible via public transportation, with plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area.

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

April

Software Engineer

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
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401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
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Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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