Front End Developer
Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time
The Front End Engineer works as part of a team to build a library of web components for use by our Watermark Engineering teams to increase efficiency and help to maintain visual and functional consistency throughout the application.
Front End Engineers work alongside our Full-stack Engineers, and coordinate closely with User Interface Designers and User Experience Designers. In addition to having excellent technical coding abilities, this position also requires excellent communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop user-facing web components based on specifications from User Experience Designers
Determine the structure and the user properties of web components
Maintain visual consistency throughout the application
Ensure user experience and accessibility are key considerations
Document the functionality and usage of the web components in the library
Collaborate with team members in an Agile environment
Ensure the application is optimized for devices of varying sizes
Execute on visual designs received from User Interface Designers
Build components that are easy to implement by Full-stack Engineers and other Front End Engineers
Optimize the application for maximum speed and scalability
Implement the components in an Elm codebase
Understanding of key design principles
Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues
Knowledge of interacting with API endpoints to render data on the front end
Experience with responsive design
Great problem solving skills
Excellent verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Nice to Have:
Understanding of accessibility requirements is a plus
Experience developing in an Agile environment is a plus
Experience with graphic design applications such as Adobe Illustrator
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid Family Leave
401(k) with match
Commuter benefits (FSA)
Health club discounts, including up to a $400 annual fitness reimbursement
Flexible work options and paid Volunteer Days
Fantastic office location and fun, collaborative work environment
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. The company serves a highly engaged client base of more than 1,700 colleges and universities worldwide, with solutions for planning, assessment, ePortfolios, faculty activity reporting, course evaluations and institutional surveys, as well as curriculum, catalog, and syllabus management.
With award-winning solutions, Watermark is united and operates under one unique, value statement: People with Principles and Purpose drive Progress. In addition to an open, diverse, and inclusive culture built on transparency and continuous improvement, Watermarkers enjoy a competitive benefits packages, including flexible work arrangements, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, wellness perks, and more!
To learn more about Watermark’s educational intelligence solutions, visit www.watermarkinsights.com.
Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.