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LitCharts is Scaling:


LitCharts, a Course Hero company, is looking for a Senior Front End Software Engineer to join our small entirely remote team that builds educational products for millions of readers around the world! You’ll be responsible for leading the front-end development for projects that span across LitCharts and CliffsNotes (another Course Hero company), like building out prototypes for features that enhance our products, all while collaborating with our product and design teams to build the world's best customer-centric literary resource on the web. To be successful you must be passionate about building and scaling the front end of our platforms while being able to work independently, mentor others, and understand our business needs.


This is a full-time role with limits on 100% Remote for US & Canada!


Here are some ways you will make an impact:

  • Building and maintaining our front-end.
  • Refining and improving our UI/UX on desktop, tablet, and mobile web with a focus on responsiveness, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Collaborating with the design and product teams to create, implement, and update features and designs.
  • Translating designs and wireframes into well-crafted code.
  • Add to the growth and success of two of the best literary resources on the web.

Are you our next Senior Front End Software Engineer?

  • Proficiency with HTML/Haml, CSS/SCSS, and React/JavaScript.
  • Experience with Git, Webpack, Babel, and front-end frameworks (especially Bootstrap).
  • Experience with testing frameworks like Jest, Rspec, or similar and with writing tests.
  • Experience implementing designs with a focus on cross-browser compatibility, responsiveness, and accessibility.
  • Ability to work remotely and take ownership of projects with minimal oversight.
  • A desire to continuously improve our stack and develop your own skills.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
  • An eye for details in implementing designs.

Bonus points

  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails.
  • Design experience (familiarity with making wireframes in Sketch, Figma etc).
  • Heroku experience (familiarity with building and deploying apps on Heroku).
  • Experience working on websites with a subscription-based business model (designing and building sign up flows, check out forms, and so on).
  • Passion for education or education technology.
  • Passion for literature.
  • Passion for producing high-quality code.

About LitCharts?

LitCharts, a Course Hero company, is working to make literature more accessible to readers at every level. More than 50 million students, teachers, parents, and general-interest readers turn to LitCharts to get everything they need for everything they read. In creating LitCharts, the co-founders tapped into their experience as the original editors of SparkNotes to take a totally new approach to analyzing and explaining literature. Using side-by-side summaries, theme analysis, and interactive data visualizations, LitCharts helps teachers teach literature and helps students learn it.

We’re committed to creating an encouraging work environment that values each team member. Being part of LitCharts means:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Equity (RSUs)
  • Healthcare coverage
  • 401k with matching
  • 100% remote work
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Yearly team meetups (post-pandemic)
  • Learning and professional development resources

We’re a small remote team, and the code you write will have a direct impact on our success. We work flexible hours but typically stick to 9am-5pm EST and are looking for someone able to do the same.

We look forward to hearing from you!

#LI-Hybrid

 

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

About Us:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.
 

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!


We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 


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What are Course Hero Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Course Hero employees participate in local volunteer activities, such as the Second Harvest Food Bank, Life Moves, etc.
Partners with Nonprofits
Course Hero partners with non-profits like iMentor and continuously finds ways to volunteer or work together with others.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Course Hero has culture and fun committees ranging from employee resource groups to book club to poker night!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Course Hero has a dedicated wellness committee that sets up weekly and monthly events.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Course Hero has on-site yoga and fitness classes taught by other Course Hero employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Course Hero offers benefits for our commuting heroes. $150 on a public transportation card (Bart, Caltrain, muni, etc) or a $150 gas card, which reloads on the first day of each month.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees receieve free lunch on Tuesday, Thursday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees free parking in our parking lot.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks and benefits stem directly from employees themselves. Our People team sends out an engagement survey every quarter and make internal changes to our perks based on data stemming directly from our engagement surveys!

An Insider's view of Course Hero

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Course Hero truly cares about the work-life balance of its team. The leaders genuinely care about our health and happiness, and that's been a unique experience for me. During COVID-19's SIP Course Hero has been so supportive of its employees and offered extra time off to make sure we can spend time balancing what's necessary for our personal lives.

Ali

Lead Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are trying to get educators what they need to design & improve their courses. We have a huge library of course content that can help educators not have to reinvent the wheel and/or validate their approach to a topic. Our goal is to connect them with the correct resources as easily as possible so they can focus on teaching and helping students

Chelsea

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working as a Front End Engineer at Course Hero has been an amazing journey so far, one that has allowed me to build user-facing products and lead front end projects that have a meaningful impact on the lives of the people who use some of our services, and on the technology stack we employ.

Ernesto

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Course Hero envisions a world where every student graduates, confident and prepared. We are here to help students tackle their toughest questions, practice for tests, & understand the most complex concepts in their classes. Towards this end, we have built the world's largest library of course-specific content, textbook help, & marketplace of tutors

Ankur

Chief Product Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At CH, we understand that the teams' strength comes from supporting each other and communicating well. While we have diverse areas of expertise, we share the same vision. We approach the problems at hand with the goal of solving them the best way possible leveraging all our skills, sharing our ideas, clearly defining goals within and across teams.

Vasanthi

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

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