Front End Software Engineer

Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Product Engineering
Mid Level

Position Summary

The Front End Software Engineer will develop, test, and support the Kaleidoscope Scholarship Management Platform in a fast flow, agile team environment. Capable of implementing solutions across our stack, this role will focus on the customer and applicant facing experiences of the product.  You’ll have the opportunity to use your development skills in React, NextJS and Node.js to build the next generation of our platform. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Partner with Product Managers and UX Designers to refine, improve, develop and deliver frontend features  
  • Work with SDETs to assist in authoring frontend automation tests, advocating for quality and reliability in our product 
  • Taking UX mockups from Figma, build and maintain a frontend design system; use this design system to rapidly develop frontend features 
  • Work with backend developers to develop feature-specific internal APIs 
  • With guidance from the Engineering Lead, work independently and use available resources to remove barriers and complete tasks on-schedule by exercising strong judgement and problem-solving skills 
  • Develop observable code and proactively configure monitoring in our APM tools; rapidly debug and fix issues as they occur and provide root cause analysis 
  • Serve as a culture champion of Kaleidoscope Group PBC, and work in accordance with Company policies and values
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience  
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in building web applications (HTML/CSS/TypeScript | ReactJS | NodeJS) 
  • Deep experience in JavaScript frameworks (NextJS or similar technologies) 
  • Experience implementing distributed micro-frontends with a common component library 
  • Experience integrating with Web APIs (REST | GraphQL) 
  • Experience with Git and GitHub development workflows 
  • Experience in accessibility standards compliance and assistive technologies 
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure monitoring (Prometheus, Kibana, Zipkin) 
  • Knowledge of Codespaces or Remote Development practices 
  • Familiar with web testing automation in Playwright or similar tools  
  • Familiar with CI/CD processes (GitHub Actions) 
  • Familiar with Figma or similar tools 
  • Proven critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and achieve professional goals, both independently and as a team, and achieve timely follow-through on commitments 
  • Possesses a demonstrated growth mindset; approach challenges as opportunities to improve and grow both self and Company 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Proven attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment with rapidly shifting priorities 
  • Available to work 3-5 days per week at our Minneapolis, MN office 
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship 
  • Ability to pass background study

Kaleidoscope is a cloud-based awards management digital platform enabling organizations to fund, design, administer, and host branded scholarship and grant programs. The platform uses leading technologies to deliver an end-to-end solution for sponsors, organizations, and those they support. Kaleidoscope is building a future where financial aid and funding solutions are smart, cost-effective, and as unique as the applicants they serve. Learn more at www.mykaleidoscope.com.

Our mission is to eliminate financial barriers to an education by mobilizing private sector wealth and deploying funds to students in need. This mission is central to our work in diversity and inclusion. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our products and services, and enable us to best serve our diverse customers, partners, team members, and scholars from every background. Varied perspectives help us generate the best ideas to solve the most difficult problems for those we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome our employee’s differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including an equity option grant for all employees, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and basic term life insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid parental leave policy, flexible PTO program, and more!

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