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Senior Engineer/Architect, Experience Technology (XT) 1/15/2020

Publicis Sapient Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


As a senior front-end Engineer/Architect, you will develop web experiences for a wide variety of well-known brands that run the range from large scale e-commerce front-ends to slick data-driven visualizations. You ll take lead-from-the-trenches approach to projects, mentoring junior developers, doing pull request reviews, and setting up front-end tooling and CI. All while coding some of the most complex stories yourself, and serving as a constant advocate for code quality and user experience.

Job Title: Senior Engineer, Front-End

Key Responsibilities:

Code the most complex pieces of the application. Whether it s a dynamic visualization, a tricky 3rd party integration, or a crazy animation sequence, you re up for the challenge and you ll take pride in the finished product.

Test your code, and help ensure that the right code is being tested across your project. You also help make sure that integration tests are running, and that everyone on the team tests before they push code (either manually or as part of a pre-commit hook).

Model the behavior and practices that you want to see in the organization. Want to follow TDD* Do it, and demonstrate the results to your team and clients. Itching to adopt a new tool or framework* Try it out and show the value.

Estimate or point your own work, and be able to sanity check estimations from more junior developers to make sure that they re setting themselves up for success

Share your learnings and experiences with your team, your local community, and PS globally through Lunch and Learns, knowledge sharing webinars, and blog posts.

Job Requirements:


Excellent knowledge of hand-coded HTML5, CSS3 (SASS/LESS) and JavaScript (ES5/6)

Experience with component driven architectures such as React and/or MVC/MVVM approaches such as Angular (version 6 and above)

Experience of application state management and available tools such as Redux or Mobx

Well Experienced with Node.js/Next.js and frameworks like Express.

Experience with Server Side Rendering of the above mentioned frameworks.

Expertise with package managers, in particular NPM

Experience of bundlers, such as Webpack, Browserify or Gulp/Grunt and their use in building scalable, maintainable applications

Experienced in build and deployment automation frameworks (CricleCI, Travis, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity),

Expertise with CSS grid systems, flex, and other layout techniques

Experienced in modern dev tools, process and methodologies like TDD, Unit Testing & Functional testing using Mocha, Chai, Jest or other frameworks

Experienced in using automated functional & creative testing using and Happo or other frameworks

Solid understanding of browser rendering and debugging

Well Experienced in scoping and effort estimation (time, complexity, risk, team size)

Experience of performance and security with large-scale builds is highly beneficial

Good to Have:


Exposure to server-side languages like Java, C#, Python, PHP

Expertise in designing and building experiences that adhere to WCAG 2.0/2.1 standards

Expertise in building experiences in an atomic and modular component tailored to live within content and/or experience management platforms

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices around the globe, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness enables us to accelerate our clients businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit
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