Vue and React Front-End Engineer at Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning has an opportunity for a senior-level engineer with extensive front-end experience. Ideally, this engineer would bring experience with a number of front-end frameworks, including React and Vue, as well as deep CSS knowledge to our energetic team.  We’re looking for someone who understands the needs of instructors and students and uses that knowledge to refine the interfaces used by those instructors and students. 

We have a lot of ideas about how to make learning a better experience for both students and instructors.  We need someone who will help us take those ideas and use them to build real, maintainable, usable, and delightful experiences.

What kinds of things will a successful candidate do in this role?

  1. You’ll build  front-end features and deliver them within predictable timelines
  2. You’ll actively collaborate with other team members to build the best code we can manage
  3. You’ll eagerly partner with product managers and the UX design team to understand features and find the best way to achieve the product vision

Lumen Learning

Lumen’s company mission is to enable unprecedented learning for all students. Each year we support 400,000 students and 5,000 faculty members in college courses. Lumen provides solutions that create effective learning experiences for students and guide faculty members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that improve student success. Lumen seeks to create success for all students, with an emphasis on ensuring that race and income are not predictors of success.

Lumen is a small company that is growing rapidly. We are doing something that has not been done before. Each position requires an individual who can assess the needs of customers, the education community, and other Lumen team members and develop new approaches and solutions. This requires creativity, commitment, generosity,  openness, and a drive to create belonging for our team and community.

We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive team. We know we can only achieve our goals by creating an engineering team of differing perspectives, social circumstances, values, and abilities, including members of historically marginalized communities.

Organization Alignment

  • Reports to the Managing Engineer of the Front-end team
  • Collaborates with members of the Engineering team and the Product team

Key Responsibilities

Leading the building out of front-end features

  • Creating UI components that are accessible and performant based on existing UI elements or InVision mockups
  • Writing readable and testable code based on ticket requirements
  • Participating in our agile workflow: time-bound sprints, including daily standup, and retrospective
  • Responding to bug reports and troubleshooting with other engineers and stakeholders

Collaborating with colleagues on our engineering team, product management, and UX design

  • Collaborating closely with our product managers and technical leads to determine the best ways to implement features on the front-end
  • Providing feedback to other engineers through code review and pairing
  • Mentoring front-end engineers with less experience, guiding them to become better developers
  • Asking questions! Not only in the first 90 days in this role, but beyond — asking why we do things the way we do, what the goal of a feature/change is, what we’re measuring, and how you can help

Provide personal leadership

  • Contribute to Lumen’s success in achieving our mission
  • Promote collaboration and excellence within the Engineering team and partner actively and effectively with the Product Management team
  • Personify values of creativity, generosity, openness, commitment, and belonging
  • Make Lumen a more successful, effective, and inclusive organization

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience

  • Professional experience writing accessible, responsive and cross-browser compatible front-end UIs with standards-compliant HTML and CSS/Sass.
  • Professional experience building and maintaining modern web applications with both React and Vue.js, and experience with state management within these frameworks.
  • Familiarity with GitHub, including branching workflows and pull requests.
  • Impressive attention to detail, evidenced both in the depth of questions asked when reviewing mockups and in the final result in the browser.
  • Strong communication skills.