Senior Frontend Engineer

San Francisco, CA · Full Time - Posted by Jacob Perkins on November 7, 2018

“A user interface should be so simple that a beginner in an emergency can understand it within ten seconds.” – Ted Nelson

At Insight Engines, we understand and appreciate the craft of developing simple yet powerful user interfaces. We know the thousands of small decisions that go into creating smooth interactions until the interface fades away, and users can focus on the task at hand. We are looking for someone to help us create simple, beautiful, data driven applications, integrated with natural language technology, to make complex data systems accessible and understandable.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you. Do you enjoy creating intuitive user interfaces? How about interacting with dynamic visualizations? Have you developed empathy and humility by testing applications with real users? As an integral part of our technology team, you will develop data driven interfaces using modern Javascript and CSS. You’ll integrate our groundbreaking natural language technologies, designing, developing, and deploying applications in a variety of contexts. You’ll wear many hats, touch many parts of our system, and have a significant impact on our customer experience.

The kinds of problems you’ll work on include:

  • Creating engaging and responsive interfaces
  • Building intuitive data driven interactions
  • Developing efficient and reusable front-end components
  • Making data more accessible using natural language technologies
  • Analyzing and improving application usability

When applying, please tell us about some of the real world applications that you’ve built. Women, People of Color, Minorities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good design principles
  • Successfully taken designs from concept to production
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling including React, Angular
  • Familiar with API and data driven interfaces
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • 3+ years of software development (Javascript, Django, RoR or equivalent)
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Company benefits

  • Open vacation policy
  • Health care insurance
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Health care FSA
  • Transit & parking FSA
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible work hours
  • Holiday time off