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Staff Front End Engineer

Course Hero


Course Hero is scaling. We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join as a technical leader who provides mentorship for team members, drives key projects, and participates in the continuous improvement of software systems. You will thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapt to our business needs.


The Educator and Student Experience team own the entire user experience after account creation (search and discovery, Q&A, study tools, document management, and more). Along with leading the effort to build out a vast majority of our front-end applications, this role would also include building out a React UI component framework that can be used by the entire engineering organization.


Here are some ways you will make an impact:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve software for new user-facing features
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies to improve the Course Hero platform
  • Design and implement technical system changes—this is hands-on work where you’ll be coding and mentoring our hardworking developers
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Profile and optimize our apps, ensuring high performance across devices
  • Identify best practices and areas for improvement and drive those initiatives
  • Design sophisticated systems and lead the technical solution of projects
  • Work closely with our product and design teams to define feature specifications
  • Mentor other engineers


Are you our Staff Software Engineer?

  • BS degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience
  • 8+ years in designing and building dynamic production solutions
  • Strong technical background coding web applications at scale, such as server-side CSS, LESS, SASS, JavaScript, Angular, and jQuery
  • Familiarity with responsive design and implementation, as well as cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Ability to formulate and articulate opinions on product design and engineering issues with a focus in finding the most effective solution
  • Deep sense of product ownership

Bonus Points:

  • 1+ years of experience using React.JS and Redux
  • Mobile application development
  • Experience working in Startups


Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Full private medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Retirement savings program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Quarterly team events and outings 
  • Team lunches 
  • Free lunches twice a week, on-site cafe discount, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Social responsibility program (volunteer hours and donation matching program)
  • Front row seat to Master Educator lectures – check out our Lecture Series videos

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.


About Us:

At Course Hero, we have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!


We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 

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