Front End Software Engineer

Minneapolis, MN
Full Time

Join Kaleidoscope as a Frontend Software Engineer, where you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the user experience of our Scholarship Management Platform. We're looking for a talented and detail-oriented professional with a passion for building visually stunning and seamless user interfaces. You'll collaborate with cross-functional teams, turning design concepts into responsive and performant web applications. If you have a proven track record of delivering high-quality frontend solutions, a strong grasp of modern web development technologies, and the desire to contribute to the success of a rapidly growing company, we invite you to bring your skills and creativity to our team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Collaborate for User-Centric features: in partnership with Product Managers, implement features for web applications which provide a compelling and visually appealing user experience; work with Backend Engineers to establish APIs required for frontend functionality
  • Efficient Development with Modern Frameworks: Leverage modern frontend frameworks and libraries to accelerate development
  • Performance-Driven Code Optimization: Optimize frontend code for performance, aiming for fast load times and smooth interactions to enhance the overall user experience
  • Cross-platform Consistency: Maintain multi-browser support, implement responsive design and meet accessibility standards
  • Quality Advocate: champion quality and reliability in all aspects of our products and services
  • Continuous Learning: Elevate the engineering craft by attending conferences and learning events, synthesizing industry trends, and applying them to our technical roadmap
  • Security-First Approach: Practice a security-first mindset, avoiding risk and eliminating vulnerabilities in the product

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Building Web Applications (HTML/CSS/TypeScript | Next.js| React | Node.js)
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience with Web Testing Automation (Jest | Playwright | Cypress)
  • Experience integrating with Web APIs (REST | Swagger APIs)
  • Knowledgeable in Cloud Development (Docker/Kubernetes or similar technologies)
  • Experience with Git and GitHub pull requests
  • Familiar with CI/CD processes such as GitHub Actions and cloud deployments
  • Ability to achieve results both independently and in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and achieve professional goals, 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 English communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment with rapidly shifting priorities
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship
  • Ability to pass background study 

*** This is a full-time hybrid position at our Minneapolis office.  Remote candidates will not be considered for this role ***

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

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 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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