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Front End Engineer

| Chicago

Company Description

Yello’s talent acquisition software enables companies to humanize the candidate experience by providing unprecedented speed and transparency throughout the candidate journey. Founded in 2008, Yello supports hundreds of organizations globally by serving as a key strategic partner in optimizing recruiting operations and talent relationship management.

In 2017, Yello closed a series C funding round of $31 million and continues to grow quickly. We’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.

About The Role

You'll work with other highly skilled developers to build enterprise SaaS applications using modern web technologies in an Agile development environment. As a front end developer, you will work with your fellow developers and other teams to ensure the technical feasibility of designs and create modular front end code using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You'll be a part of a team that is focused on continuous improvement, software craftsmanship, and good UI/UX strategy. You'll also share your passion for web development and aggressively seek out the best solutions to complex problems

How You'll Make An Impact

You will:

  • Work with product and design teams to craft feature concepts
  • Use your knowledge and experience to assess the design and technical feasibility of potential features
  • Contribute to a modern modular UI by building reusable React components
  • Aid in establishing new processes and standards as our company scales

What We're Looking For

Required Skills:

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Experience with server-side CSS pre-processors, such as LESS and SASS
  • Expert experience with JavaScript, including proficiency with popular JS frameworks (ReactJS, Angular, Ember, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot browser compatibility issues and craft cross-browser solutions
  • Basic understanding of UI/UX design principles
  • Experience implementing responsive web designs
  • Strong desire to learn new languages and technologies
  • Proven ability to participate in multiple, concurrent projects
  • 3+ years relevant professional experience

Helpful Skills (No required):

  • Experience with React and related technologies (e.g., Redux)
  • Experience with JavaScript testing (e.g., Jasmine, Jest)
  • Understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Understanding of Object Oriented JavaScript
  • Understanding of Ruby on Rails.

Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time
  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases


We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs. • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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