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Front End Software Engineering Manager

| Austin
What we’re looking for:

Modernize seeks an experienced and proven manager to lead our front end team. You should be a front end developer veteran with extensive experience building front end products, optimizing performance and launching great user experiences . You will build and mentor other developers while growing current initiatives and building out new products. The ideal candidate will be able to be an individual contributor and manage front end developers. You will be responsible our front end architecture, establishing best practices and growing our team.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage 4 - 6 front end developers. (weekly 1x1’s, performance reviews)
  • Establish front end best practices across the team (Style guides, reusable components)
  • Stay up to date on technologies, introducing new ones as needed
  • Establish best practices with responsive design, user interaction and page speed
  • Develop highly functional, responsive and performant websites based on mockups, wireframes, design artifacts, product and technical requirements
  • Assist in translating business requirements into software designs, implementation schedules, and deployment strategies
  • Collaborate with direct reports on technical design, work estimation, and feature implementation
  • Perform code reviews and drive the team to improve overall code quality
  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity, release quality, and job enjoyment
Individual Contribution skills:
  • Build CSS that enables as many devices and resolutions as possible while maintaining minimum load times.

  • Participate in the refinement and ideation of user interface A/B tests

  • Define new features that ensure a high performing and scalable user experience for both mobile and desktop users

  • Participate in sprint planning by understanding the effort, risk, and priority of remaining work committed for each release

What you need:

  • 2+ years of managing direct reports

  • 3+ years of full time experience in web page development (HTML/CSS/Javascript required).

  • Solid grasp of best practices for front end development.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and translate complex information to internal teams.

  • Experience with performance profiling for page load speed and optimization techniques.

  • Experience translating a user interface design from Sketch or Adobe Photoshop into HTML/CSS/Javascript code.

  • Experience with CMS platforms like Wordpress.

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding of modern front-end build tooling including npm, gulp, and webpack.

  • Experience with SQL and databases.

  • Experience with PHP.

  • Experience with web analytics (e.g., Google Analytics, Heap Analytics) and KPIs.

  • Experience with Agile Scrum.

  • Experience with React, Vue.js or similar frameworks

  • Experience with JQuery

Who you are:

  • Loves to solve problems

  • Loves to motivate and drive others to achieve team and company goals

  • Motivated, driven, and works well autonomously

  • Always researching a better, more efficient way to fix something

  • Looking for the opportunity to join a rapidly growing engineering team
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • CSSLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • PreactLibraries
    • VueJSLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • EloquaEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


We are located in the heart of downtown Austin, right up the street from the capital with a rooftop patio overlooking Congress Ave.

An Insider's view of Modernize

What's something quirky about your company?

One of our core values is "Authentic, fun, and a little weird". Our employees here at Modernize are celebrated for their diverse backgrounds and experiences that make them each uniquely valuable to our company as a whole.

Christina Wells

Director of People Operations

What does your typical day look like?

Getting the opportunity to work on strategic projects and build projects from scratch. It's always really exciting when your executive team puts that level of faith in you to work a project from nothing to something very impactful to the business.

Ryan DuCharme

Enterprise Sales Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Modernize gives all employees an opportunity to develop and grow at a pace that suits them while encouraging us to design our own path. I was hired as an Account Manager and showed interest in wanting to learn more on the marketing side, so they created a role for me and helped with the transition. A year later I couldn't be happier.

Barry James

Email Marketing Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I foster an open environment where both problems and solutions can be openly discussed. I embrace a management philosophy called Radical Candor which encourages the team to care personally and challenge directly. By putting Radical Candor at the forefront of our team culture, we bypass non-productive behavior while focusing on growing Modernize.

Alan Godfrey

EVP Corporate Development/Customer Success

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s easy to cite that Modernize is stellar for our puppy policy, catered lunches, and unlimited PTO, but it is our culture that truly sets Modernize apart. Employees are thoughtfully set up to thrive and grow in our creative, collaborative, quirky community.

Cassie Morrien

Senior Content Strategist

What are Modernize Perks + Benefits

Modernize Benefits Overview

The Modernize family is aware of just how much value each of our employees brings to our company. Because of this, we want to take care of our employees in return. We offer a plethora of perks and benefits to not only ensure our employees feel taken care of but also to create a fun and dynamic work environment that keeps them excited to come to work every day!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunches 3 times/week
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
$100 tax free monthly parking stipend
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Open PTO. FREE Food! Kegs on Every Floor. Catered Lunch 3 times/week. Flexible Hours. Company outings & Family Events. Full Shower Facilities. Career Development Focused.

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