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Intermediate Front End Engineer (Distributed, Canada)



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Thinkific is a software platform that gives anyone the ability to easily create and sell online courses, build vibrant communities, and monetize memberships. We believe in impactful and innovative work: our team of 260+ Thinkers is building and expanding an incredible product that empowers Creator Educators and businesses around the globe while working collaboratively to learn, grow, and succeed together. Join us to see how we’re building one of the best workplaces in Canadian tech!

We believe every candidate should have a fair, inclusive, and overall great experience when exploring a new role with Thinkific. That starts with outlining our hiring process so you know what to expect every step of the way—click here to learn more:

Are you a Front End Engineer with a few years of experience and looking for new challenges? Are you passionate about Design Systems and accessibility standards? Does the idea of joining a rapidly growing tech company excite you? If yes, we’re looking for an Intermediate Front End Engineer to join us at Thinkific.

As an Intermediate Front End Engineer, you will use your HTML, CSS and Javascript knowledge to build accessible, responsive, clean, easy-to-use web UI across Thinkific’s app and properties. You’ll work closely with our highly talented Designers and Engineers to improve our existing product and explore alternatives for new features and functionality. You must know and be comfortable with soliciting, receiving, and providing feedback. We have a highly engaged company that cares deeply about our customers — customer feedback is a major input in what you do.

Here’s how you’ll accomplish this:

  • Develop and maintain accessible components in a Design System
  • Write documentation and guidelines for Design System’s components
  • Work closely with Product Teams to support them in the Design System usage
  • Test components with assistive-technologies users
  • Triage and fix bugs in our existing components
  • Code review the code of your fellow Engineers
  • Work in migrations of existing code to React

The person we have in mind likely:

  • Has 3+ years of experience working in a front-end development role
  • Possesses a technical and practical understanding of Web technologies in general
  • Has experience developing SPA using the latest JavaScript APIs, language features, and frameworks/libraries like React, Angular and Vue
  • Has demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, CSS and an understanding of its best practices
  • Displays the ability to implement pixel-perfect designs while maintaining stylistic consistency
  • Is comfortable writing tests using testing frameworks
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Loves to learn and grow. They’ve found (and keep looking for) ways to level up their skills in this field, whether that’s through formal education, gaining professional experience, or maybe even building their own business

These things would also be nice, but we think you could learn them on the job:

  • You consider accessibility as a first-class concern
  • You are comfortable testing components with assistive technologies users
  • You believe that better solutions are achieved via collaboration rather than independently
  • Have read our How we build at Thinkific blog and are excited about how we work, Blue Sky Week and the challenges we are solving for our customers
  • Are driven to continually improve by investing time in learning about new technologies or working on your own projects
  • “Organized, with attention to detail” doesn’t even begin to describe you. You’ll have a lot of responsibility and autonomy—no one will look over your shoulder to be sure you’ve got it right! A keen eye for detail is key in everything you do—quality over quantity is the name of the game.

The recruitment compensation range for this position is $89,000 - $111,000 CAD

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging & Accessibility

This is just our initial idea of who we’re looking for! At Thinkific, we know that people have unique career journeys. If your experience is close to what we’ve described but you feel that you might be missing a few of the requirements, please still apply! We believe in equal opportunity and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every facet of our business.

We’re also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview experience for every candidate. If there are any accommodations our team can make throughout our hiring process (big or small), please let us know.

What you can expect if you join Thinkific:

👏 An amazing team of talented, passionate, and kind Thinkers. Together, we’ve built an amazing, award-winning culture—we’re a Certified Great Place to Work and one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers!

🚀 The chance to build, improve, and innovate on a platform that’s driving positive impact for thousands of businesses and millions of students around the world.

💸 A competitive compensation package including base salary, equity, team-wide bonuses, and an Employee Share Purchase Plan.

🌴Flexible Paid Time Off to maintain mental and physical health. Our team is encouraged to take a minimum 4 weeks of vacation, plus Thinker Holidays (extended long weekends in the summer) and time off for the December holiday season.

🩺 Health Benefits and Wellness: Comprehensive benefits starting on Day 1 include health, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family, $3,000 for mental health care, a short-term health plan, and an additional health or personal spending account. Plus, family friendly benefits include generous parental leave top-ups for up to 32 weeks, as well as fertility coverage and personalized return to work options.

💻 Flexible Work. Choose to work from home from anywhere in Canada, at our Vancouver HQ, a co-working space, or anywhere there’s wifi for a change of scenery.

⬆️ Learning & Growth. An annual $1500 USD Learn and Grow fund for conferences, seminars, or courses, plus training, mentorship, coaching, and internal promotion opportunities.

🏡 A home office setup so you’re ready to succeed with a company-owned Macbook Pro and a budget to order a desk, chair, or any accessories to help you work comfortably and productively.

🍦Eats and Treats. $50 CAD per month to treat yourself with snacks, lunch, or groceries to cook at home.

💙 A place where you can bring your whole self to work. We know that different perspectives lead to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can't wait to meet you!

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