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Senior Software Engineer, Front-end

| Greater Denver Area

Brightwheel is building the first mobile platform for early education with the largest network of schools and providers across the globe. Based in San Francisco & Denver, our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. We feel fortunate to be able to build a platform with a purpose and measurable impact on the daily lives of teachers, parents, and kids. The team includes former Amazon, eBay, LinkedIn, Square, and Zynga staffers, and investors include GGV Capital, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Eniac, ICONIQ, and Mark Cuban.

We are seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer proficient in front-end development, focusing primarily on our JavaScript web products. We develop rapidly with frequent releases, and have exciting scaling and data integration challenges. This role would closely collaborate with product and design to deliver amazing experiences for educators and parents on our web and mobile platforms.

We view each engineer as a true product engineer with a high degree of ownership and autonomy. We are a lean, fast-moving team that prefers to avoid meetings and focus 100% on driving impact.


  • Work with cutting-edge front-end technologies in designing, building, and maintaining performance, responsiveness, and delightful experiences for our customers.

  • Write high-quality front-end code, complete with automated unit and integration tests, as well as participate in code reviews.

  • Partner with product, marketing, and customer success to develop a highly interactive web application that fosters innovation in classrooms.

  • Collaborate with other Software Engineers to evaluate and recommend new technologies, and help to continuously modernize and mature our front-end implementations and best practices

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in fast-paced, nimble teams building software at scale

  • Possesses deep understanding of JavaScript beyond libraries or frameworks (i.e. Core JS, not just jQuery or Angular).

  • A proven ability to deliver an amazing user experience.

  • Have detailed knowledge of responsive CSS, the box model, semantic markup, and HTML5.

  • An appreciation for good design, and the desire to translate visual ideas into working, beautiful code.

  • Experience in building scalable solutions with a high level of code quality through automated tests and good architecture.

  • Ability to solve complex data problems and think of best ways to present these to users.

  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills and high degree of ownership and drive.

  • A passion for improving the world through education.

Candidates with varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not require prior knowledge of technologies in our stack, only a desire to learn them. At brightwheel you will encounter:

  • React.js

  • Ruby on Rails

  • PostgreSQL

  • Redis

  • CircleCI

  • AWS managed services, like Redshift or EKS

Brightwheel is proud to celebrate diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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