Front-End Engineer

| Chicago

Are you excited by building powerful web applications and intuitive user experiences by utilizing modern day JavaScript practices? Sprout Social’s Engineering team is looking for a Front End Engineer to join the team that builds our Analytics platforms. Sprout’s Analytics team is made up of Front and Back-End engineers along with product designers, QA engineers, and product managers; this cross-functional team is dedicated to building Sprout’s Reporting and Listening product suites.

Our team uses a variety of web technologies, including React, Redux, ImmutableJS and Gulp, to build highly scalable software that is used by more than 24,000 organizations around the world. Companies like Evernote, adidas, West Elm, and Edelman rely on our products to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media.

We’re looking for a creative, highly motivated, and inquisitive learner to build great software with us. If you’re passionate about creating web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, we’d love to talk with you.

Within 1 month, you will: 

  • Complete Sprout’s New Hire training program alongside other new Sprout team members
  • Deliver business value by shipping your first code change with active pairing/mentoring from your teammates
  • Learn how code is deployed to our end users through collaboration with front end developers on your team
  • Have a firm understanding of the team’s roadmap and the team’s Agile processes by having discussions with your team’s product manager

Within 3 months, you will: 

  • Independently own and deliver stories with limited peer consultation given user acceptance criteria and visual mockups.
  • Adhere to the team’s Engineering best practices, such as testing expectations, shared patterns, and documentation.
  • Confidently contribute to team planning meetings and estimation
  • Openly communicate with all disciplines of the team, including Back-End Engineers, QA, Product Design and Product Managers, in order to move the team’s work forward
  • Contribute to team processes, such as code review, estimation, and contribution of feedback during retrospectives.
  • Fix production bugs by participating in your team’s support rotation

Within 6 months, you will: 

  • Independently own and deliver stories without peer consultation given user acceptance criteria and visual mockups.
  • Assist with the creation of technical specification documents by pairing with more experienced Engineers during project planning
  • Actively collaborate with the team to define requirements for your team’s projects
  • Collaborate effectively with your team’s Product Manager and QA to ensure that projects are delivered on time and with quality
  • Have knowledge of your team’s target customer base and their most common use cases within the application

Within 12 months, you will: 

  • Have a track record of owning and delivering small-to-medium features on time, from implementation to testing to final delivery
  • Create a technical specification document for a project with limited complexity
  • Understand trade-offs that exist with Engineering solutions, knowing that solutions can favor faster delivery with less strict technical requirements or solutions can favor future technical maintainability with delayed delivery of customer value
  • Contribute to technical initiatives that improve the health of the team’s systems
  • Understand how the team uses React and other JavaScript framework dependencies
  • Have general awareness of the web application’s JavaScript build system (e.g. Gulp, webpack) and ancillary services, such as the PDF generation and email delivery services

Of course, what is outlined above is the ideal timeline, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager.

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We believe that true employee engagement cannot happen if you can’t bring your whole self to work, so we’re committed to building a diverse team, embracing an inclusive culture and investing in equity across our organization. That dedication is core to Sprout. We want all candidates, particularly those coming from traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology industry, to know they are welcome at Sprout.

We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
  • Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
  • Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Sprout Social is an equal opportunity employer. Anyone seeking employment here is considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, Illinois, or local law. We value the things that make us different and want to see how you can make our team better!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

131 S Dearborn, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
131 S Dearborn, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

What are Sprout Social Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships. High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best. Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop. Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance. Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team. Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine. Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members.

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