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Principal Software Engineer - Front End

| Greater Boston Area
We are looking for an experienced & talented principal-level front end engineer to guide our front end technology decisions. This is a hands-on technical leader who has a mastery of modern front end tech and embodies “leading by example”. You would be a trusted advisor to engineering leadership, providing guidance on all decisions regarding front end tech and in particular our transition to a single page app. You will help shape our front end development principles and standards through hands-on contributions. You will be a mentor and coach to other front end engineers. You will do this by working on front end infrastructure as well as on a small, cross functional team that builds user-facing features.
As an integral member of our Engineering team, you will create, contribute to, and own pieces of our software development platform and ecosystem. Just as important, we are looking for someone who wants to be in a startup, has tremendous communication skills, and is motivated and a self-starter. We greatly value teamwork and thus are looking for a person who engages & collaborates with others in an inclusive, peer-oriented manner, independent of their experience level or background.
As a small technology company, we seek individuals who are willing to be cross-functional, hands-on in multiple areas, and a technical thought leader for the organization. You will be testing, releasing and supporting the code that you develop. You are expected to take on and own initiatives and duties for the company, spark and lead discussion, and help establish the company’s technical direction while providing timely and quality support and education across the organization. This is a tremendous opportunity to build the engineering foundation of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Shape our front-end technology, best practices and UI vision
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, UX Designers and Engineers to develop elegant, reusable front end components for all Ellevation products
  • Own and maintain internal component library
  • Re-engineer Javascript code from Angular 1.x/KnockoutJS to SPA
  • Collaborate frequently in design reviews, pair programming and code reviews

Requirements

  • 5-10 years experience in front end engineering in a startup, web-based SaaS environment
  • Deep experience with Javascript client-side frameworks such as Angular, React, VUE, Aurelia, etc., as well as pertinent testing frameworks
  • Deep experience with building a single page app and a component based architecture, from the ground up
  • Firm understanding of HTML5 and CSS standards and usage
  • Understanding of web page and component display principles using AJAX, partial updates, and asynchronous request handling
  • Knowledge of responsive, cross-browser compatibility strategies and related debugging tools
  • Values clean and elegant but pragmatic and effective software design in order to meet deadlines with high-quality code
  • Experience working within an Agile organization (Kanban, scrum, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and the mission; desire to focus talents on helping improve outcomes for others.

About Us:
At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.
We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 700 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.
Why Ellevation?
In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:
+ Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop
+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism
+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!
Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck.
At Ellevation, we champion diversity. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ASP.NET MVCLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • KnockoutLibraries
    • FoundationLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • AureliaFrameworks
    • EntityFrameworks
    • ElasticsearchFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • SQLDatabases
    • CouchbaseDatabases
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    • SplunkAnalytics
    • Insight SquaredAnalytics
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    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • WistiaCRM
    • AskNicelyCRM

Location

Our office is in the trendy and easily accessible Downtown Boston area with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars nearby.

An Insider's view of Ellevation Education

What are some social events your company does?

We celebrate the end of each work week on Friday afternoons with a social gathering in the office. We play games and spend time getting to know each other. In addition, we have monthly company sponsored lunches and 2 company offsites per year when we fly our remote team to Boston for 2 days of team building exercises and social events.

Mayya

People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with others in the company through our use of Slack, regular all-hands company meetings, inter-team meetings, and our office space. More specifically, our Slack portal has been designed to include many cross-functional channels such as product updates, territory-specific team channels and more.

Ben

Marketing Manager, Revenue Generation

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our success is built on two key elements-

Passion for our mission: We are passionate about helping our partners achieve great things with their students.

Listening and learning: With a wide range of partners, listening deeply helps us communicate with partners how our tools can meet their needs and provides a rich source of feedback for our team.

Ira

Instructional Consultant

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

"We regularly whiteboard ideas to solve technical and business challenges. Every team member has a chance to provide input on the proposed design & the design evolves during implementation or when the requirements change.
Vetting ideas with the team enables us to view a problem from different viewpoints & enables us to collaborate effectively."

Kinan

Engineering Lead

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The work-life balance at Ellevation is great. We have just enough flexibility with our schedules and we [email protected](work at home) as needed.

Neelima

Sr. Software Engineer in Test

What are Ellevation Education Perks + Benefits

Ellevation Education Benefits Overview

Ellevation offers an extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long & short term disability, FSA, HSA, commuter benefits, 401(k) and more. Our team enjoys unlimited vacation days, flexible work hours and work from home options. We have sit-to-stand desks and standing stations around the office, a fully- stocked kitchen, board games, and a gym. Ellevation employees have started different team-bonding activities such as a Book Club, Running Club, Yoga, Baseball, etc. We have a Corporate Social Responsibility Program and a Diversity Affinity Group. In addition, we get to enjoy a Fun Friday social event every week, company-sponsored gatherings and team outings and two company-wide offsites per year.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DELL) Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (ECHO) Office Committee Wellness Committee
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ellevation's FSA helps employees to set aside pretax dollars to use for healthcare and childcare expenses. Up to $2000 (annually) for healthcare and $5000 for dependent care.
Disability Insurance
Short-Term: replaces 60% of pre-disability monthly earnings up to a max of $1000/week for up to 26 weeks. Long- Term: replaces 60% of pre-disability monthly earnings to a max of 7,500.
Dental Benefits
Ellevation's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Ellevation's vision plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams. Frames and contacts are covered up to $130, prescription glasses are 40% off and non-prescription are 20% off.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ellevation's provides 5 insurance plans with Cigna to cover everyone's needs: High, Mid and Low PPP, EPO and an HSA where Ellevation matches up to $1000 (individual) or $2000 (family) contributions.
Life Insurance
Ellevation offers life insurance with flat $100,000 benefits. Voluntary Term Life Insurance is also available to all employees, their spouses, and children.
Onsite Gym
Ellevation provides employees with a free access to a state-of-the-art fitness center in the same building where our office is located.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Ellevation's 401(k) retirement plan matches 3% of an employee's earnings.
Company Equity
Ellevation offers stock options to its employees.
Performance Bonus
Ellevation offers a bonus plan to employees for meeting annual performance targets.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Ellevation offers 8 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ellevation employees enjoy a flexible work schedule that allows them to take time when needed to attend to their personal needs and life demands.
Remote Work Program
Ellevation employees can work remotely as needed, pending their manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Ellevation offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected FMLA. Learn more here: https://ellevationeducation.com/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/4E_-_LOA_Section_%285%29.pdf
Adoption Assistance
8 weeks of paid leave and adopting parents receive a lump sum bonus of $5,000 to assist with expenses incurred in the adoption process.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Ellevation doesn't limit the number of paid vacation days employees may take during a calendar year, provided that they use good judgment to ensure that business needs are met.
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Ellevation provides the Boston team with opportunities to volunteer with local charitable organizations. Remote employees are encouraged to choose a place locally to volunteer 1 day per year.
Paid Holidays
Ellevation offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays and in addition, our offices are closed during the week between December 23rd and January 2nd.
Paid Sick Days
Ellevation employees are allowed to take up to 6 sick days per calendar year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
At Ellevation we allow our employee to dress as they feel most comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
Ellevation offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all employees.
Company Outings
Twice a year, we gather the entire company for a two- day offsite that culminates with a fun party. In addition, the different teams in the company have their own outings, retreats, and social events
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Ellevation has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and a BEVI machine.
Some Meals Provided
Ellevation provides company-sponsored lunched around holidays and special events.
Happy Hours
At Ellevation we host weekly Fun Fridays at our Boston office. In addition, our remote employees have started a remote happy hour.
Recreational Clubs
Ellevation sponsors sports leagues as requested by employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
At Ellevation, we have a budget for professional development opportunities and conferences for our employees. In addition, Ellevation offers professional training for new managers and leaders.
Diversity Program
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness and competency training, team-building exercises and the encouragement of on-going dialogues with employees.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
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