Website POLITICO

About Us

This position would be a part of a growing POLITICO tech team whose responsibility is creating the best policy and news platform on the market.  You’d be making an immediate impact in contributing to projects such as PoliticoPro, our subscription-based product, and writing code that would be utilized by thousands of site visitors every day.

The tech team itself is a group of supportive and versatile engineers, data analysts, designers, project managers, and QA analysts. While many of us have particular domain expertise, we are big proponents of the axiom that the “best idea in the room wins.” Whether you are a code expert or a policy wonk, being a member of our team means having the opportunity to learn and make an impact in a wide variety of ways, and to see your ideas make a real impact on the products we build. 

About You

As a Frontend engineer, you’ll be asked to contribute to an array of codebases primarily using Javascript, HTML, and CSS. Specifically, our team uses Vue.js (https://vuejs.org/) but we are looking for any candidate that has a strong grasp of writing clean, maintainable, and well-tested code. 

But just as importantly, you’ll be asked to collaborate with a small but close-knit team of engineers: providing feedback on pull requests, contributing to team discussions on code style, making process improvements to the way we do things, and being a compassionate and thoughtful colleague. Have you used any animation libraries that you can’t wait to share? Is there a linting rule that we should incorporate into our codebase? We’d love a candidate that can disagree respectfully, articulate their point through code and conversation, and provide a new way of seeing our work. 

What You’ll Do 

The first month: You’ll get onboarded to the team and have the chance to make your first codebase contribution, and see it live on production.

The first six months: You’ll gain a greater understanding of our technical stack, and participate in decisions that have a real impact on our day-to-day jobs and our end users – from changing the layout of a UI to improving our engineering workflow. 

The first year: You’ll have identified and taken ownership of specific engineering problems – be it page tracking, front end testing, or writing cleaner animations – that make a demonstrable difference to our team and the company at large.

A Few More Details 

  • Maintain and upgrade existing sites across the company portfolio with new features, improvements and fixes. 
  • Develop projects using frontend technologies (JavaScript being the main focus), and be able to explain the reasoning behind technical choices 
  • Sharpen and expand your technical toolset with frontend technologies such as Typescript, SCSS, Node – and have the chance to learn about backend tools like Gradle and Java
  • Act as an advisor/representative for the frontend team to nontechnical staff
  • Constantly seek opportunities to learn from and improve the efficiency and knowledge of the team
  • Able to take constructive criticism well and adapt designs/code to meet business goals and team/workplace standards
  • Serve as an on-call support developer for the editorial and web teams
  • Gain working knowledge of build pipelines and cloud infrastructure with tools such as Kubernetes and Jenkins
  • Have a working knowledge or interest in learning about accessibility for the web
  • Be a constant advocate for an excellent user experience

A successful frontend engineer at POLITICO exhibits empathy for their colleagues, a willingness to admit the edges of their knowledge, and a tenacity for solving the root of the problem rather than the symptoms. If the job description above doesn’t perfectly match your experience, but you align with our core values and feel there is a strong reason you should be considered, please apply. We are excited to meet you!  

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation. 

We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Click here for more on what we offer and what it’s like to work for POLITICO.

Let’s keep in touch. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @politicocareers and #meetPOLITICO for a deep dive into what makes us POLITICOs. 

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Tell us about the interview process for this job

The interview process consists of multiple rounds were you will be meeting with your future team including your managers, peers and stakeholders.

Tell us about your diversity and inclusion efforts

We are DEI stewards. We are dedicated to ensuring all our colleagues feel a sense of belonging and respect. We commit to providing a fair and equitable work environment where all employees can be themselves and share their experiences.

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