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Lead Front End Developer (Full Time)

Location: Chicago Illinois Country: United States of America Rate: 140-165K + Bonus

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

Prestigious Financial Institution is currently seeking a Lead Front End Developer. Candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of business features in that application, integrating with a variety of upstream data-sources and presenting data through the user interface, all while enriching and advancing the platform. This software must achieve a blend of data-rich presentation, performance, user experience, and the capacity to support the busiest trading days in the world economy with rock-solid reliability. The candidate must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and proactively engage in technical decision making to achieve these objectives. Work well with business, technical and non-technical staff in an agile environment.


  • Contribute to Front End design, technical direction and Front End architecture including collaborating with various teams to build fit for purpose solutions
  • Applies expert knowledge of JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular 2.0 or ReactJS and middle-ware technologies in independently designing and developing key services, focus on continuous integration and delivery
  • Participates in code reviews, proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues and defects as well as assisting with continuous improvement
  • Drives continuous improvement efforts by identifying and championing practical means of reducing time to market while maintaining high quality
  • Embraces and advocates Agile best practices for software development (be true to Agile Manifesto)
  • Actively participates in creation and review of business and technical user stories, providing constructive feedback and input, estimation as well as architecture/design improvements
  • Integrating disparate data from REST and WebSocket services within a cohesive user interface.
  • Participating in innovative design and proof of concepts with emerging technologies and solutions
  • (CI/CD) continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated testing, TDD
  • Follows agreed upon SDLC procedures and system products and services meet both explicit and implicit quality standards, end-user functional requirements, architectural standards, performance requirements, audit requirements, security rules are upheld, external facing reporting is represented.
  • Writes unit and integration tests based on chosen DevOps frameworks.
  • Performs application and project risk analysis and recommends quality improvements.
  • Assists Production Support by providing advice on system functionality and fixes as required
  • Assist with departmental and new employee training


  • 10+ years of Front End, User Experience must be in development areas
  • 8+ years of experience in JavaScript skills
  • 3+ years of experience in React application development
  • 3+ years of hands-on HTML5/CSS3 experience
  • Experience with popular Javascript frameworks such as React, Node JS, Vue, Angular 2.0
  • Experience of working with websockets, HTTP 1.1 and HTTP/2
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and JSON RPC
  • Ability to write clean, bug-free code that is easy to understand and easily maintainable
  • Experience with BDD methodologies & automated acceptance testing, following Git workflows
  • Work with DevOps tools. Eg Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm and CI/CD pipeline etc.
  • Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, AppDynamics


BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field required. Masters preferred.

Posted Date: 28 Jan 2022 Reference: JSCJ-CISCOOB Employment Agency: Request Technology - Craig Johnson Contact: Craig Johnson