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Principal Front-End Engineer

About Invaluable:

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace is rapidly disrupting the traditional auction industry by bringing millions of passionate bidders and buyers to the virtual doorstep of auction houses around the world. Featuring an industry-leading live online bidding platform, Invaluable allows consumers to bid in real-time in the world’s premier auctions from their home, office or mobile device.

As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auctioneers with marketing and e-commerce solutions across Invaluable and AuctionZip web properties, as well as access to RFC Systems, the company’s auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded and headquartered in 1989 in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.


Job Summary:

As a Principal Front-End Engineer, you'll drive the architectural direction of our applications and lead a team of talented engineers as they use new web standards and frameworks such as React/Redux, Node.js/Express, ES6, and Angular.js. Your vision will help us build on our current codebase and create the next generation of scalable, testable and performant Node.js applications, providing our users with a world-class experience. Above all, you'll bring a commitment to quality and enthusiasm for front-end technology.

The Invaluable Engineering team meets the unique challenges facing an industry that's rapidly evolving to embrace a digital model. Our applications have to be fast, scalable, and maintainable even as they solve technical challenges unique to expanding online participation in live events.


What We’re Looking for:

  • 7+ years of experience
  • You know JavaScript upside-down and inside-out; you have multiple framework arrows in your quiver and you know when to use which ones and why
  • You understand the balance between ongoing feature development and building an architectural foundation for the future
  • You believe that it isn't code-complete without tests being written
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and communicate your ideas clearly
  • You have a strong understanding of RESTful API development
  • You have a passion for quickly learning new technologies and staying up-to-date with the latest technology and best practices
  • You have experience with and enjoy mentoring other engineers


What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to build great software with great technology
  • A competitive salary and a meaningful equity
  • 401k match
  • Employer paid generous medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 3 weeks paid vacation + retention days, 12 statutory holidays + summer Fridays
  • A kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages and a weekly catered lunch
  • Hackathons
  • A casual office that values work/life balance
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