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Staff Front-End Engineer*

Company: Freedom Financial
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:

Voted one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area for 2020, Freedom Financial Network is a family of companies that takes a people-first approach to financial services, using technology to empower consumers to overcome debt and create a brighter financial future. The company was founded in 2002 by Brad Stroh and Andrew Housser on the belief that by staying committed to helping people, you can ensure better financial outcomes for both the customer and the business. This Heart + $ philosophy still guides the vision of our growing company, which has helped millions of people find solutions for their financial needs.

What began with 2 people in a spare bedroom has now rapidly expanded to a vibrant business that employs over 2,400 employees (known internally as The Freedom Family) in two locations: San Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ. When you visit either of our offices, you’ll understand why our employees have voted us the Best Place to Work for the last several years. It’s a place where the Heart + $ philosophy continues to thrive, where we believe that success is only achieved by doing what’s right for our customers, our employees, and our communities.

In order to create brighter futures for our clients, employees, and businesses, Freedom Financial Network holds itself to four core values that have grown out of our Heart + $ philosophy: to care for everyone around us, act with integrity every time, collaborate with everybody we work with, and get better at what we do every day.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Currently, originating a mortgage loan is a complex and costly endeavor. Our vision is to build processes and technology platforms that scale and use every opportunity for automation and the application of analytics and machine intelligence to improve decision making and insight, in order to improve efficiency and make for a dramatically better overall customer experience. We need a talented Front-End Engineer who brings good understanding of user experience and is capable of rapidly developing high fidelity Web and Mobile Applications. As our first Front End engineer, you will play a critical role in helping build Lendage into a rapidly growing mortgage lender in 2020 and beyond.

We are looking for a very strong JavaScript senior developer to work with Lendage Product Management to create and test new experiences on a variety of user-facing applications as well as help to optimize the back-office processes. This is a fast-paced position where you will deliver impactful updates to real users on a continuous basis.

We are looking for a React professional (Angular2 and similar is a plus), we are very open to any strong OOJS Engineer that has experience building single page applications (SPAs) using the leading-edge technologies and is serious about learning new frameworks.

THE ROLE:

Utilize modern React to build adaptive single-page and multi-pages applications in a production   environment.

Integrate CMS (Contenful or similar) to enable Product Management Team to build and maintain content independently

Implement the back-office workflows pages by integrating with Business Process Management systems

Participate in the design of the workflows and user interactions to provide the best user experience and streamline the application flows

Implement well-designed responsive web-based user interfaces using React for desktop and mobile devices

In collaboration with the BE development team, design front-end/back-end REST protocols

Implement automated testing for the front-end applications, in collaboration with SDETs determine and manage the best automated testing strategy for FE application

Demonstrating ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

Work in an agile team with product owners and engineers in a collaborative environment

Short and long term planning of large-scale projects

Technology and implementation strategies selection for the Front End development

Collaborate with Product Management and CX/UX design teams to develop the best and most efficient consumer experience

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

Overall 10+ years of background in software development

Experience with coordination of development of large scale projects

Programming Languages:  JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML/CSS, CMS integration experience is a plus

Ability to create well-designed UIs using modern HTML, JavaScript, and CSS (using Sass and / or Less)

Frameworks: React, Redux

Web Concepts:  REST, JSON

Expert knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3, and working with REST APIs

Unit testing with Jest and / or Jasmine; end-to-end testing with Cypress

Well-factored codebases with thorough test coverage - experience in continuous integration and delivery.

Experience working in Agile Methodology

Ability to solve problems quickly and independently, but with a strong team spirit (helping others, asking for help, and global responsibility and accountability)

Proven experiences of A/B testing, ideally using LaunchDarkly/Optimizely

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):

Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.

Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.

Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.

COLLABORATE (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?

Fast, continued growth – there’s a lot of opportunity for advancement

Voted a Best Place to Work multiple times by our employees, most recently #1 in Phoenix for the 2 nd year in a row!

Benefits start within 30 days

401k with employer match

3 weeks’ paid vacation (increased with tenure)

9 paid holidays & 5 sick days

Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday

This is your opportunity to be part of a growing company where dedicated professionals strive to help customers and each other succeed every day. If that sounds exciting, we want to talk to you. Apply today!

Keywords: Freedom Financial, San Mateo , Staff Front-End Engineer*, Other , San Mateo, California

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