Senior Frontend Engineer, Elections-News Digital

NBCUniversal, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

The NBC News elections development team is looking to expand our team. We strive to build an elections results site that is both extremely fast and highly accurate. Our work is used by millions of concurrent users to learn the outcomes of election results, all while updating live on an election night. We’re striving to grow our team so we can continue to keep our audience and the American public informed throughout the crucial elections in 2022 and 2024.

Our technology stack includes: React, Next JS, Node, D3, Jest and Cypress.

We are looking for someone who has a strong command of javascript concepts who is also willing to dive in and learn new technologies while building new features to scale for our large audience.

This job can be done from anywhere, but on important election nights we’ll offer the opportunity to collaborate on site at 30 Rockefeller Center in NYC so we can be on hand for the NBC politics reporting team.

Job requirements

  • 4+ years of front-end web development
  • A track record building web applications with a modern web framework like React or Vue
  • Familiarity with data, and best practices for displaying realtime data streams within user-facing web products
  • Experience communicating with a multifunctional core team, including design and journalism colleagues
  • A creative knack for solutions and a vision for streamlining code and processes, keeping both broadcast needs and engineering/design needs in perspective
  • Experience keeping non-technical stakeholders informed in a distributed environment
  • Relevant education, either a technical Bachelor's degree OR equivalent work experience

• Implement election storytelling, data visualizations (e.g.
charts, graphs, maps, cartograms), and other election
related features and services
• Use best practices including consistent coding
standards, style guide principles and browser testing
• Collaborate with dataviz, interactive graphics and
broadcast teams, as well as designers and back-end
developers to establish and execute digital deliverables
• Participate and contribute in team planning while
providing opinions and helping estimate the level of effort
on all projects.

- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19
vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated,
submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days
following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the
commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced
protocols if Company determines your job position
requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19
workplace safety policies and protocols.

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