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Frontend Software Engineer

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 Kelowna, BC FreshGrade
FreshGrade builds interactive products for teachers, students, and parents that change the way technology is used in classrooms around the world. It is an exciting market-driven Learning Portfolio Platform company committed to transforming education. Our technology connects school communities around the core learning conversations that improve learning.

FreshGrade Education is currently seeking a full-time employee Frontend Software Engineer. This Engineer could be based in either our Kelowna Headquarters or our satellite office in Gastown, Vancouver.

The FreshGrade Technology team works hard and collaboratively to high-quality specifications. We know how to have fun and celebrate success. Communication channels are short and Agile, and this means our people need to be flexible, cooperative, approachable and team-minded. FreshGrade leadership trusts its people to be accountable to meet the high standard of excellence expected by our customers. Anyone who works with this strong team needs to understand and be comfortable with this core team culture.

Come and help FreshGrade move to the next level!

Role Profile

FreshGrade is seeking an enthusiastic, Frontend Engineer with a keen ability to learn. We are looking for someone with TypeScript/JavaScript experience whose focus will be on developing user interface components and implementing them following our internal React JS and React Native workflows.  In the short-term, the Frontend Engineer will aid us in the launch of the ‘next generation’ of our application.  They will be required to work onsite and interact with team members and peers to complete assigned tasks and deliverables with the support of their technical leads who will measure the work and check in on a regular basis.  This role expects a self-starter, able to work independently but also know when to ask questions and solicit help. 

While still a start-up in many aspects, FreshGrade continues to evolve. Accordingly, proven experience in a startup organization that has built up a significant market share while seeking to scale up further would be an advantage. While not necessarily possessing sector experience, the successful contractor will need to broadly understand and be interested in modern education and the way in which innovative technology impacts schools and learning.


●      3+ years of experience in Typescript/Javascript for Front End development

●      Collaborative and communicative.  Able to coordinate with other members of the team working on other features and infrastructure

●      Familiarity with modern front-end build pipeline and tools

●      An eye for quality and ability to translate designs and wireframes into high-quality code

●      Some familiarity with React/Typescript or similar Web front-end is an asset

●      Bachelor's degree in a related field, or related experience.


●      An evident capacity to learn new concepts and professionally grow

●      Analytical and focused

●      Sound problem-solving skills

●      A team player, keen to listen, explore and build on current experience

●      Able to communicate with both technical and non-technical peers

●      Self-starter.  Able to work independently but know when to ask for help

●      Positive and accountable

How to Apply

Be prepared to take an online technical test if you are shortlisted for this exciting role!

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