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Front End Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Front End Software Engineer

EdX is an open-source learning destination with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. Founded by Harvard and the MIT, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform.

EdX is looking for a Frontend Software Engineer to join our Core Frontend team to help us change the face of education. Core Frontend empowers delivery teams to ship high-quality code through a combination of tools, infrastructure, and mentorship. Though our focus area is the frontend, we work across the entire stack, from open-source packages like our React component library and Bootstrap theme to package build and release automation.


  • Help shape the direction of frontend development at edX within the company as well as the broader open-source community
  • Collaborate with engineers across the company on best practices through code reviews, pair programming, and other feedback mechanisms
  • Enable teams to work faster and better by partnering on difficult problems
  • Contribute to our common pattern and component libraries used across edX web applications
  • Identify and proactively solves problems that will improve and streamline our code base


  • 3+ years frontend development experience
  • Expert knowledge of modern JS (ES2015+) and its ecosystem
  • Experience with frontend frameworks such as React, Vue, etc.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment and distributed version control.


  • Understanding of frontend build toolchains, including tools such as Webpack and Babel.
  • Backend experience, especially Python.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Experience with universal/server-rendered or “serverless” frontends.
  • Knowledge of frontend performance challenges and tradeoffs and experience profiling.
  • Experience with CSS as well as dialects such as SASS and LESS.
  • Contributor to or consumer of Open Source Frameworks.
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EdX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA
141 Portland Street , Cambridge, MA 02139