Job title: Sr. Front End Developer - React
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Austin
Job published: 08/13/2020
Job ID: 32574
Contact name: Sandy Aguilar, Will Longenecker
Contact email:,

Job Description

Sr Front End Engineer - React 

New Iron is leading the search for a Sr Front End Engineer to join a dynamic rapidly growing startup in Austin,TX. 

You will join a team responsible for developing, implementing, and designing UI for greenfield and existing web applications. 

The ideal candidate will have experience consuming backend services and exposing them to modern React front end applications. 

We are looking for engineers who optimize for simplicity to deliver user experience focused on quality and efficiency. 

If you consider usability, accessibility and performance in products you build and work backward from the customer to anticipate their needs, we'd love to speak with you! 



  • Architect and maintain web based UI applications using React 
  • Refactoring to optimize the codebase and reduce technical debt 
  • Deploy new features and pages
  • Create rapid prototypes and documentation
  • Lead implementation of UI testing frameworks
  • Conduct performance test and optimize web pages 
  • Stay current with high performance best practices
  • Collaborate with the design team to create interactive interfaces
  • Help foster an engineering culture that leverages decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring 
  • Mentor team members on UI best practices 
  • Improve usability and reduce UI complexity 
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • Drive adoption of new tools and identify new opportunities for products.


Required Skills: 

  • 4+ years of experience in front-end application development 
  • Expertise with React 
  • Expertise with HTML, CSS and JavaScript 
  • Experience consuming microservice and serverless APIs  
  • Understanding of ReST and API Design principles 
  • Experience with AWS cloud services 
  • Strong understanding of request handling, partial page updates, etc. 
  • Experience with best practices for high-performance websites 
  • Experience creating responsive web experiences leveraging the latest in browser and device capabilities 
  • Ability to use emerging tools and best practices 
  • Past success creating extensible libraries and organizing code for scalability and maintainability  
  • Willingness to learn new frameworks and technologies
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, time-management skills 
  • Ability to identify and empathize with customer needs
  • Ability to clearly communicate expectations and build consensus with stakeholders outside of the Engineering organization

The following is a strong plus: 

  • Experience with other JavaScript frameworks (e.g., Angular, Vue, etc.) 
  • Experience with open source web frameworks esp. Django
  • Experience with UI testing frameworks such as Selenium, etc. 
  • BS in Computer Science or related field 
  • Familiarity with security practices for SaaS applications 

This is a direct-hire role for a client based in Austin, TX. Principals only. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.