Software Engineer - Front End

Full Time, Temporary, New York, NY


Summary has an opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer to join a dynamic project team in our New York City studio through September 2017. As part of a multidisciplinary product team, you’ll tackle complex, poverty-related challenges alongside other builders and thinkers from various backgrounds. is partnering with a leading financial insitution on a $4.8 million, 18-month program to develop digital tools to help low-income Americans understand and improve their financial health. The program will collaborate and fund a range of community-based organizations to develop, deploy and implement these tools, which will be open source and available for any to use.

This role offers the opportunity to create new digital experiences and interactions to drive healthier outcomes around money, to educate and demystify finance, and to empower people to take control of their financial life. Through deep immersion in the everyday lives of low-income people, the team will generate insights about possible interventions and turn them into prototypes, experiments, and production digital tools. We are looking for creative and confident engineers who can quickly build tools which are effective, impactful and targeted to their audience.



You will:

  • Develop delightful web experiences that are clean, pragmatic, and impactful.
  • Refine the products to production-ready quality and handle deployments.
  • Develop experiments, prototypes, and other quick explorations.
  • Share open source work and help build a developer community.
  • Contribute to the team’s engineering culture and practices, including norms for code reviews, cadence, and architectural discussions.
  • Develop testing and release strategies.
  • Build with accessibility, security, efficiency, and scalability in mind.
  • Collaborate with non-profit community partners on technical implementation.
  • Participate in the hiring and leading of contractors as needed for the project.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team in all parts of the human centered design process.
  • Contribute to the New York culture.


You have:

  • Passion for delivering incredible user experiences and pride in the work you produce.
  • 4+ years experience and excellent programming skills in modern HTML, CSS, and javascript.
  • Experience with popular javascript and web app frameworks (e.g. jQuery, React, angular) and testing frameworks (RSpec, Mocha… ).
  • Experience shipping code in production.
  • Experience developing responsive web experiences.
  • The ability to handle basic backend development, creating simple RESTful APIs that drive web apps.
  • Bonus:
    • Experience and interest working with and contributing to open-source projects.
    • Experience with Android or iOS development
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