full time tech

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Here at TED, we create the TED Talks video series, the globe-spanning TED Fellows program, the TED-Ed movement to support learners of all ages, and many more idea-driven initiatives. And it's all powered by our world-class technology.

TED’s Technology Team focuses on continuous improvement for users to easily access ideas and spread them far and wide within their communities. This is an opportunity to join a team that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

We are looking for a Front-end Engineer to help us to deliver best-in-breed web experiences at worldwide scale.

This is a full-time remote position.

Who are you?

  • You have a deep knowledge of and experience with Javascript and modern JS frameworks, CSS, HTML, related Web APIs, and front-end tooling workflows.
  • You have a proven track record of leading and monitoring front-end testing, performance, and code quality.
  • You have experience analyzing user requirements and... design solutions for new features.
  • You’re able to clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment and demonstrate strong judgment and decision making skills in the face of ambiguity.
  • You are self-motivated with a passion for jumping into various projects with confidence.
  • You have a good sense of humor and preferably a love of puns.

What will you do?

  • Address challenges around page performance, video delivery, personalization, highly responsive, low-latency experiences and frontend application architecture for audiences all around the world, and for the people they work with
  • Work directly with experienced designers and product owners to take new features from conception to production
  • Design tools and libraries that will be used by other front-end engineers and company-wide

We are looking for applicants with a mix of these attributes rather than checking every box. If you can deliver in the role of Front-end Engineer at TED, we want to hear from you.

At TED we value:

  • Effective workflows- Team members that are willing to contribute, however possible, to ensure overall effectiveness of position.
  • Communication and collaboration- Our team has excellent written and oral communication skills (ability to create & maintain technical documentation).
  • Structured support- Engineers have regular support and mentoring from the Director of Engineering and CTO.
  • Professional development- All employees receive a professional development stipend annually.
  • Work-life balance- We actively promote a work-life balance and offer a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break in addition to paid time off.

Our team is passionate about TED’s content and the prospect of creating a stronger platform to enable the exchange of ideas worldwide. We’re endlessly curious. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we love to work alongside nice people.

Generous health/dental/vision benefits and a company-matched 401K are part of the deal. Every employee also gets an annual continuing education allowance to use for professional development

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