Sr. Front End Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Senior Level

Website Swing Education

Do Something That Matters

About Swing
On average, U.S. students are with substitute teachers for 5% of the typical school year. That means our students have substitute teachers for more than six months of their K-12 school career. The problem? We’re suffering from a national shortage of substitute teachers.

Swing Education is focused on tackling the substitute teacher shortage. Our online platform makes it easy for great schools and quality subs to find each other. We help schools access more subs and offload tedious work associated with managing a pool of substitute teachers (recruiting, screening, payroll, etc.). Our network provides subs with a wider range of work opportunities to gain experience and build their professional network.

After more than 6 years in operation we are working with over 4000 schools in 7 states and have filled over 300k teacher absence days. We’re a post-series B company with about 50 employees currently and our lead investors include GV (aka Google Ventures), Owl Ventures, and Social Capital. We also have a strong commitment to diversity and our employees are 60% people of color (30% underrepresented minorities) and over 50% female. Our board of directors is also 75% female and 75% people of color.

We’re a diverse and inclusive team. We find it easy to get up in the morning and work for teachers, schools, and students.


Position Summary
We are looking for a senior front-end engineer to become a foundational member of a small engineering team. You will partner with product management and design to architect, implement, test, iterate and maintain features that will bring unprecedented technology to the school and substitute teacher marketplace. You will play a key role in helping us mature and scale our team, codebase, infrastructure, processes and products.This role will meaningfully impact Swing’s mission to ensure that learning never stops in K-12 classrooms.

This will be a full-time remote position.


Essential duties and responsibilities
Foster a collaborative environment for you and your teammates to deliver high-quality, reliable, and well-tested features
Help define, build and maintain Swing’s new Design System
Help guide and evolve our application-side storage and routing
Ensure that the code meets performance, reliability, quality, security, and testability standards
Mentor others to solve problems and lead complex projects
Champion building products that produce valuable outcomes for our users
Collaborate closely with product management and design on requirements, priorities, sizing efforts and tradeoffs
Collaborate with teams across the organization to accomplish our holistic company goals


Our primary applications are interactive ClojureScript web applications built on Reagent (which is a ClojureScript wrapper around React)
Our mobile application is built with React Native
Our backend API is written in Clojure and our primary data store is Datomic. All day-to-day development will be in Clojure.
Please note that previous Clojure experience is not a requirement but is a nice-to-have. We are confident in our ability to train as needed and that engineers will enjoy working in Clojure.
Deployment is CI-driven, built on top of AWS ECS and CloudFormation via Convox


What you’ll bring
5+ years of professional software development, ideally with a focus on front-end software development.
Deep knowledge of semantic HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Extensive experience in one or more front-end web frameworks (e.g. React, Vue.js, Angular)
Experience building/deploying UI component libraries
Experience working with scalable REST APIs
Demonstrated experience designing and architecting software solutions
Experience leading projects and mentoring others to solve problems
Experience developing and shipping production-grade services in an agile, product-oriented environment
Track record for becoming a domain expert in both technical and business areas


Some nice to haves
Previous Clojure, ClojureScript, Datomic, or Lisp-based language experience
Previous mobile development experience via React Native
Previous EdTech, startup, or online marketplace experience
Previous experience with Reagent, Figma, Storybook, or as a designer
New user onboarding and first touch tailoring experience


We’re looking for someone who has
Excitement about working at a mission-driven startup, and the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the trajectory of the company
Passion to foster a diverse and inclusive culture
High standards, for themselves and others, and attention to detail
Pride in owning projects end to end and driving them to successful completion
A strong sense of urgency and a bias to action
Open communication skills — asks questions, assumes good intentions, and defaults to transparency

Salary is commensurate on experience and is adjusted for cost of living standards dependent on position location. Swing Education offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following perks:

Medical/dental/vision benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Family leave
Stock options
Professional development reimbursement program
Mission-driven work
Fun, collaborative, balanced culture

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