Front End Developer

Symplicity, Arlington, VA

Helping institutions connect students to people, knowledge, and opportunities.

Symplicity is seeking a Front End Developer with full stack aspirations who will help us transform the education technology landscape. Our team is building the world’s leading student success software solutions. Deployed at over 1,300 colleges and universities, we have helped over 26 million students realize their dreams. The design team at Symplicity practices user-centered research, experience design and UI development in collaboration with our colleagues in Product Management, Engineering, Client Success and Sales. This is a full-time role on an agile team devoted to an individual product. 


  • Collaborate with teammates, using Agile SCRUM methodology, on development strategy and level of effort.
  • Engineer the user experience with precision use of HTML5, CSS3/SASS, JavaScript (ES6), and PHP (7). 
  • Build the UI of both client-side (Angular, SASS, and Webpack) and server-rendered (PHP/Smarty, jQuery) modules.
  • Research and recommend the use of open source modules that meet UI requirements.
  • Code universally accessible user experiences that are WCAG 2.0 compliant.
  • Use and build upon style guide documentation and other relevant documentation.
  • Practice test-driven development.
  • Present best-practices to teammates across the company.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in Digital Media, Computer Science, Information Technology, or an Engineering related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 2-5 years of relevant non-academic experience in Web or UI development.
  • Demonstrated applied skill in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.
  • Knowledge of Angular and version control (SVN or GIT)
  • Prior experience working within product development teams in an Agile environment.
About Symplicity

Symplicity is the market leader in employability solutions. We help companies find talent, we help Higher Ed bridge the skills gap and we help recent college graduates launch their careers. Used by over 30 million students worldwide, our comprehensive suite of products touches the full life cycle of a student. From admission to alumni engagement, Symplicity’s products cover career services, advising, student conduct, campus life as well as housing & residence life. Symplicity is proud to be an equal and diverse Employer. EEO/AAP/M/F/Disabled/Veteran. Please note: employment with Symplicity contingent on successful completion of background check.

About Symplicity

We Are Symplicity We’re committed to empowering our clients with innovative, easy-to-use solutions that enable them to streamline processes, improve outcomes, and cultivate positive relationships with their students, customers, and communities.


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