Sr. Front End Engineer

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

Ranker is growing! Located in the Mid-Wilshire district in Los Angeles, CA, we are the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsource rankings of everything.  As part of our growth, we're currently looking for talented, experienced, and entreprenuerial-minded engineers looking to build high performance, highly-scalable web appplications for our high traffic site (#42 on the latest Quantcast rankings).

We are currently looking for a mid-to-senior level Front End Software Engineer to joing our small, but fast-growing front end engineering team. If you're curious, intelligent, and looking for a challenge, we should definitely talk!

As a Front End Software Engineer, you will be:

  • Working on different teams put together for multiple campaigns to build and optimize front-end implementations of our desktop and mobile web applications
  • Create optimized and efficient HTML, CSS and Javascript (particuarly hand-coded vanilla Javascript, as we minimize the use of frameworks due to overhead considerations)

We're looking for:

Besides the usual skill set for anyone claiming to be a Front End Engineer (ie competency in Javascript, HTML, CSS), in particular, we're also looking for:

  • At least 5 years of actual commerical frontend software engineering experience (ie been paid to do this, as opposed to working on classroom or personal projects)
  • Extensive experience and knowledge working in hand-coded, standards-based, object-oriented Javascript (as opposed to using a framework)
  • Experience with REST APIs, social network APIs (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Experience working with high traffic, highly-scalable web applications is highly preferred
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent academic background is highly preferred, but we'd consider you if you have 5+ years of commerical work experience in front end web development.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Work experience working for an Internet startup, particuarly in SEO-driven, ad-driven industries (ie online content, ad tech, social media, etc)
  • Expert knowledge and extensive experience in one or more of the following domains: HTML/CSS/Javascript, especially in a high-traffic environment
  • Mobile web experience
  • Experience with SVG, BEM
  • Experience working with Object Literal JavaScript and Ajax
  • Experience translating design heavy comps into markup only HTML and CSS

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of fast-growing, mid-stage startup with incredible growth oppotunities
  • Very competitive compensation including salary, bonuses, and meaningful equity
  • Full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off
  • Work on a wide variety of projects across the entire platform
  • Work in a very casual workplace conveniently located in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway


About Ranker:

Ranker is a data-driven media company, the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings of everything. The company's technology is centered on user engagement, turning its lists into the “best possible rankings” via the wisdom of crowds. A Quantcast Top 50 site, Ranker attracts more than 30 million monthly unique visitors, and outperforms almost every other publisher in time-on-site per visit. As a result, Ranker is a treasure-trove of consumer sentiment data with more than 250 million votes gathered to date on over 100,000 unique items, generating a deep and precise interest graph which the company is launching as a B2B tool in 2016 to augment the existing ad-based business. Ranker is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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