Sr. Software Engineer (Frontend)

Engineering Platform Remote, United States


Brief Description:

O'Reilly Media is looking for a Sr. Front End Software Engineer to inform the direction and execution of our learning platform using tools such as React, and our internal design system and tooling.

About the Team:

O’Reilly Media’s Platform Engineering team builds and supports O’Reilly’s premier learning service, which is used by technologists, managers, and designers around the world to hone their skills and improve their craft. We are made of many small teams that are broadly distributed across the US, featuring diverse, tightly collaborative groups of developers, designers, and product managers constantly encouraging each other to deliver work that instills pride and fulfillment. We encourage learning, knowledge sharing, growth, and collaboration in all aspects.

Salary Range: $117,000 - $170,000

About the Job:

At O’Reilly, our engineers focus on building a diverse set of features designed in collaboration with product managers, UX, and other teammates. Engineers work with product managers to refine direction and solve user problems, exchange code reviews with other team members, provide mentorship to junior engineers, and assist QA and Ops in troubleshooting product issues.

Our platform uses React and modern semantic HTML and CSS. While your focus will be on the front end, our teams are cross-discipline and we encourage learning outside your area of expertise and welcome contributions to other domains such as our backend microservices built using Python & Django.

Our senior engineers use their experience and expertise to mentor other engineers, lead projects to the finish line, and collaborate with other teams and departments. Writing code is important but we value learning together and leadership just as highly.

About You:

We are interested in people who have experience building and supporting web applications with a diverse and engaged user base. We desire candidates who work comfortably in an agile environment and with collaborators who are distributed across multiple time zones. We value colleagues who are helpful, respectful, humble, and always willing to do what’s best for our users. We desire developers who treat automated tests as essential and believe that code reviews are a crucial path of learning and of sharing knowledge. The people on our platform teams have taken many traditional and nontraditional paths to the developer profession, and we welcome diverse teams that are bound together by a mutual love of learning.


  • 5+ years of experience on teams that build modern web applications
  • 2+ years of experience as a Sr Software Engineer (or equivalent)
  • Ability to reproduce high-fidelity UX and UI using semantic HTML and modern CSS 
  • Experience writing modern JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Strong CSS skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and grasp new concepts quickly
  • Experience using modern web development tooling and command-line interfaces (git, npm, etc.)
  • Knowledge of testing frameworks and practices
  • Demonstrated history of mentoring

About O’Reilly Media

O’Reilly’s mission is to change the world by sharing the knowledge of innovators. For over 40 years, we’ve inspired companies and individuals to do new things—and do things better—by providing them with the skills and understanding that are necessary for success.

At the heart of our business is a unique network of experts and innovators who share their knowledge through us. O’Reilly Learning offers exclusive live training, interactive learning, a certification experience, books, videos, and more, making it easier for our customers to develop the expertise they need to get ahead. And our books have been heralded for decades as the definitive place to learn about the technologies that are shaping the future. Everything we do is to help professionals from a variety of fields learn best practices and discover emerging trends that will shape the future of the tech industry.

Our customers are hungry to build the innovations that propel the world forward. And we help you do just that.

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