This position may work in the Lessonly office in Indianapolis, IN or remotely from any of the following states:Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Alabama, Texas, Virginia or Washington.
We are a tight-knit group with diverse backgrounds who value our culture. Individually, we strive to be humble, hungry, and people-smart. As a team we put learners first, we share before we are ready, we ask clarifying questions, we highlight what’s working, we have difficult conversations, we get agreements, and we make time for life. These aren’t just slogans we put on the wall…we love and live by our culture.
So, if you are a hungry engineer who is looking to jump on a path of continuous learning, continuous improvement, and a team that values impacting real people in a real way… look no further, you may be a llama and just don’t know it yet.
We’re looking for a front end engineer to join our team to help drive the development of new features and help with the development of our UI Component Library, the implementation in code of our design system. The ideal candidate will have strong opinions (weakly held) about what makes a good abstraction, experience writing code that other engineers depend on, and values team success over personal achievement.
Roles & Responsibilities Frontend Engineer (50-60%): As a front-end engineer, you’ll work alongside back-end engineers, designers, testers, and product managers to figure out how best to meet our customers’ needs in a lean, accessible, internationalized, and extensible way. Our frontend codebase depends primarily on React, Webpack, and SCSS-preprocessed CSS, with a sprinkle of legacy jQuery and Backbone that we’re working on replacing.
Code Reviewer (20-25%): All code at Lessonly is peer-reviewed before we ship it, not just for completeness and correctness but as a primary venue for collaboration and honing our craft. Frontend Architecture (10-20%): Engineers across the stack are responsible for not just following but contributing to our various Style Guides. This individual will collaborate with all frontend engineers on changes with architectural scope (e.g. new patterns, conventions, and dependencies) and help continue building an extensive component and pattern library along with the templates, documentation and reference applications to get started. Additionally, this individual will help maintain the design system and push the project forward alongside other developers, designers, and product managers in an agile environment.
Desired Skills: Client-side tech (JS—React in particular—CSS, and HTML) You have experience writing and maintaining code with a team at scale. Working Cross-Functionally You have experience working closely with back-end engineers, designers, testers, and product managers. People skills, along with a desire to both learn and teach, are essential. Producing value, not work You frequently ask clarifying questions about the intended impact of the work, weighing options, and devising creative solutions to complex problems. Showing progress through iteration You take a big problem and decompose it into shippable chunks that can ensure all parties are aligned on the outcome. Business and technical translation You are able to translate the non-technical business needs into a clear technical action plan and vice versa, seamlessly. Promises delivered You are known for the ability to make an estimate, establish a deadline collaboratively, and hit that mark. Accessibility You have a passion for building interfaces that serve the broadest range of users, and a fluency with standards like Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act and the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Nice-to-have Abilities Server-side tech (especially Ruby, Rails, Postgres, Docker) You have experience building server-side tools, applications, APIs, or similar.
Lessonly Benefits Health Insurance - Medical, vision, dental, and life plans available. Disability Insurance - Short-term and long-term coverage. Paid Parental Leave - Because time with your new baby llama is important. Unlimited PTO - We believe in making time for life, so we like to keep this benefit simple. 401k Plan - Save and prepare for the future with us. Equity - When we win as a team, you should win, too. Flexibility - What works best for you, works for us—whether that means you’re in the office, at a coffee shop, or at your kitchen table. We have llamas working in Indy and across the U.S. We also provide everyone with a tech stipend to keep their tech rocking and rolling smoothly. Work Happier - Our community is one of recognition and fun. From company-wide shoutouts to dogs in the office to our vibrant Slack workspace, we’re constantly collaborating and celebrating together. Make Indy Brighter - Every year, we select four organizations that serve kids in Indianapolis and dedicate our time, money, and talent to them. Making time to volunteer and give back to our community matters. Professional Development - We learn from experts, community leaders, and each other constantly. From Mass Classes and workshops to company events and daily conversations, we’re always growing. Accessibility - We’re conveniently located in the Monon16 neighborhood, right by the Monon Trail and the Red Line if you prefer to run, walk, bike, or bus to work. Self-Care - We have in-house yoga, ping-pong, Peloton bikes, a meditation room, a library for silent work, a mother’s room, wellness groups, and more because we’re humans first and llamas second.