Senior JavaScript Software Engineer

| Chicago

Our Team:

Technology drives our business. Our team is made up of talented software engineers, infrastructure engineers, leaders and UX professionals. We care about technology as a craft and a differentiator. We bring our global products to market with a mix of software, cloud, data centers, infrastructure, design and grit.

 

The Role:

We are seeking a Senior Front-end Software Engineer proficient in JavaScript and existing web standards to work with emerging technologies. This position will be part of an engineering team focused on updating Morningstar’s Web-based product suites. The position includes development of new systems and maintenance and improvement of existing applications. Candidates should have solid software engineering experience in building commercial-grade Web-based applications using modern technologies. You will work with other engineers to develop APIs and modernize the platform to build leading product experiences. A successful candidate will be able to play an active role in managing the prioritization of work in order to meet project goals. This position is based in our Chicago office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build well designed, well-engineered, stable, scalable web experiences
  • Participate in the daily scrums, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Collaborate in a cross-functional team to deliver business value with quality and urgency
  • Enforce good Agile practices including CI/CD
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies
  • Work as part of the Morningstar engineering community, leveraging existing technology where appropriate.

 

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or another related field.
  • 5-7 years development experience with HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3.
  • 3-5 years’ experience developing with modern front-end tools and frameworks such as, Vue.js, AngularJS, Backbone.js
  • 3-5 years’ experience with server-side technologies such as Node.js, Java, or C#.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is desirable.
  • Familiarity with design patterns like MVC and MVVM required.
  • Experience working with SASS and build process management tools like npm, Grunt or Gulp.
  • Demonstrated understanding on Responsive Web Design principles
  • Knowledge of Accessibility compliance (WCAG 2.0 Level AA), is a plus
  • Experience diagnosing and solving cross-browser/cross-platform issues.
  • Highly motivated individual with the potential and desire to learn new technologies and take on an increasing level of responsibility within the technology team.
  • Ability to work independently, communicates effectively, and produces superior results.
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager, Google Optimize 360, Eloqua, is a plus
  • Ability to self-manage during projects and proactively raise issues/concerns to the team
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services concepts and technologies
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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