Front End Engineer/React

| Chicago
ActiveCampaign’s category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform helps over 120,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to hundreds of pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for powerful orchestration, segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. Over 70% of ActiveCampaign’s customers use its 300+ integrations including Shopify, Square, Facebook, Eventbrite, and Salesforce. ActiveCampaign scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other solution in both Marketing Automation and CRM All-In-One on G2.com.
As the fastest-growing SaaS company in Chicago, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 120,000 today to millions.
At ActiveCampaign product is at our core and drives our business, and we’re looking for self-motivated front-end engineers who are focused on building high-quality experiences in the browser that are as performant as they are delightful for our customers. Ideally, you have experience writing semantic markup, maintainable styles, working with APIs, and building and testing scalable JS applications with React. Above all, we value iteration, customer focus, and humility.
We believe front-end development is closely related to design, helping bring life to the product from a visual and interaction layer, and ultimately helping people solve their problems while bringing delight to their everyday lives. We also believe a well executed development process touches every part of the product, from accessibility to conversion, and everywhere in-between.
If you believe the same, we should chat!

What your day could consist of:

  • Building beautiful, impactful, and purposeful user experiences without sacrificing quality or performance
  • Leading modern front end technical design and implementation on projects involving a cross-functional team of design, engineering and product
  • Proposing strategies to take existing front end applications built in older paradigms and reimplement them using current best practices 
  • Designing and developing libraries and frameworks that power our front-end
  • Leveraging data to inform decisions and defining metrics to measure the success of new features
  • Reviewing other engineers' code and mentoring them on front end best practices and patterns
  • Helping define the front-end engineering standards for our organization

What is needed:

  • Mid (at least 3 years) to senior level engineering skills in front end frameworks like React, Redux-Sagas, Typescript or other modern JS frameworks used to build scalable web applications
  • Mastery of HTML and CSS and experience styling custom and isolated components
  • Comfort working in both modern MVC/MVVM and older AMD/Mustache/jQuery environments, and experience with modernizing existing code to use current best practices in front end engineering
  • Experience managing dependencies with a framework like npm or yarn
  • Familiarity with frontend ops AWS (S3, CloudFront) and CI/CD
  • Understanding of secure CRUD API development and integration
  • Strong UX and Design sensibilities to build accessible and responsive products
  • Experience building and debugging complex systems and ability to humanize complicated designs
  • Relentless focus on our customer’s experience and attention to detail
  • Previous experience generating HTML and CSS that is optimized for email is a plus
  • Flexibility with changing scopes and priorities; we believe in iteration and work in a fast-paced industry
  • Above all we value a positive attitude, self awareness, empathy and a team player with a continuous improvement mindset

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. We'll share all the details later on but in summary: comprehensive health and wellness benefits including no premiums for employees on our HSA plan, open time off plan, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, education budgets, ongoing learning and development, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, career pathing and lots of swag. 
Check out more information on our benefits & perks here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Figma Design
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ActiveCampaignCRM
    • ActiveCampaign Email

Location

Gorgeous newly-rehabbed Chicago Loop Office overlooking State Street with views of the lake and Millennium Park. Minutes from the Metra & CTA.

An Insider's view of ActiveCampaign

What are some social events your company does?

Pre COVID-19, we were known for some amazing events-swanky holiday parties, family-friendly picnics, awesome global kick-offs, first class P Club., etc. We needed to rethink this so are being creative in how we engage teams and across teams. We are hosting a Talent Show, cooking classes, trivia, our monthly speaker series-all virtual but still fun!

Trinity Malito

Employee Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

ActiveCampaign has helped me develop existing strengths and discover new ones, leading to upward advancement into new roles. From my direct manager to C-level leadership, a personal interest is taken in my growth. They recognize not only my current achievements — they recognize my possibility and give me opportunities to realize my potential.

Finch Grace

Product Marketing Manager

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

ActiveCampaign Benefits Overview

We believe that benefits can be as important as compensation. We believe that not having to worry about health plans, dental networks or having enough retirement savings are equally important. We think broadly about benefits and perks and tie each of them back to our values.

More specifically, we offer best in class health benefits with no or very favorable employee premium cost share. Our 401k employer match is exceptionally generous with no vesting or wait period to contribute. There is a wide variety of voluntary and pass through benefits as well.

Our amazing in-office perks such as delivered lunch, unlimited snacks, barista bar, onsite gym, gorgeous roof deck have needed to be revised in our new remote work environment. We've rolled out new perks such as a quarterly home office stipend, virtual events, parent support and mental wellness.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Managers identifying as female make up 45% of leadership. VP exec group is 50% diverse.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Now, it's all virtual!!!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Certain roles and levels are eligible for stock options
Performance Bonus
Certain teams and leadership roles are eligible for performance bonuses based on metrics and KPI's
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 3 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
We trust our employees to get their work done and manage their personal/family/social and work time responsibly.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
ActiveCampaign sponsors semi-annual family events.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive three days of company-paid volunteer time per year, in addition to company-sponsored giving back events
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We provide monthly CTA and Metra pre-paid transit benefits plus free annual DIvvy Bike memberships
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games and basketball
Stocked Kitchen
When we say stocked, we mean stocked
Some Meals Provided
Lunch stipends are provided every day, delivered onsite via Fooda. Breakfast is available with cereal, yoghurt, toast, fruit.....
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our employees are sporty. We sponsor AC teams such as bowling, softball, kickball.
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily Catered Lunches through Fooda. Free onsite baristas. Open Vacation Policy. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Bonus.ly Peer Recognition Program. Flexible Work/Life Balance. Many easy ways to give back to the community. Onsite gym at very low cost. Roofdeck with lake views. Game rooms. Beer and wine on tap. Endless snacks. Amazing parties.

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