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Sr Front-end Software Engineer

SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches more than 300 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, STYLECASTER.com and HelloFlo.com.

The Job:

SheKnows Media is a digital publisher with a large audience and broad technology footprint.  Our product portfolio consists of numerous applications including publishing sites, influencer marketing tools, ad network management software, content creation platforms, and virtual makeover products.  Reporting into the Senior Vice President of Technology, the Senior Front-end Software Engineer will assist his or her team in building amazing new products and iterating on existing product.

The Work:

We are seeking an experienced full stack developer with a strong aptitude for front-end development to build web-based applications, publishing sites and related tools with highly functional, performant and beautiful user interfaces.  Job functions include the following:

Work with the product owner, users, and other team members to understand and refine requirements
Participate as a key resource in the design and implementation of publishing sites, content management tools, and related products
Prototype solutions for testing and rapid iteration
Suggest and assist implementation of improvements to existing product
Develop new solutions and maintain existing websites, services, products and platforms
Troubleshoot application related issues and maintain highest possible application uptime and browser compatibility
As part of a team, launch new websites, services, features and products

The Fine Print:

The successful candidate will be an experienced developer with a demonstrable history of building scalable applications and efficient responsive user interfaces.  As most of the software related to this position will be built on JavaScript (especially NodeJS and React), engineers in this role must have modern framework experience in these technologies.  For this position we are especially interested in candidates with the following:

  • Expert-level competence as a web developer utilizing Express and React
  • Experience with writing automated tests as part of your normal workflow (TDD)
  • A strong understanding of how to optimize pages for technical (rendering) performance
  • A strong grasp of techniquest for improving performance throughout the request lifecycle (including caching methods)
  • Experience building systems using services-oriented architecture
  • Understanding of common design patterns and how they are used in web development
  • The ability to troubleshoot complex web applications (from the client-side perspective)
  • An interest in building and testing hypothesis to deliver great experiences
  • Experience with Scrum, Lean and/or other Agile product development methodologies
  • Experience with high volume web environments (tens of millions of requests)
  • Excellent problem solving and collaboration skills
  • A strong drive to learn, and to share knowledge with others

About Us:

With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate nearly 1 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.

SheKnows Media offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with an exciting, fresh and engaging work environment. Join us, and love where you work!

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