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Principal Front End Engineer

Principal Front End Engineer

Remote, 98101, United States

When was the last time you had an opportunity to work at a company that was forging an industry and enabling people to get from idea to impact – fast? DXP’s purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. Our business is built on finding great people and getting out of their way while they build and improve our cloud native Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.


We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer with a passion for Front-End technologies and solving problems of scale in traffic and organizational size. We are looking for a person who wants to design, code and mentor. You will guide and help design our  component based UI Framework transition into a decoupled architecture allowing our many development teams to build and deploy UI solutions quickly and independently. You will work across the company in mentoring engineers, consulting with other principal engineers and designing comprehensive UI frameworks and component libraries. You will present to product and engineering leadership to influence the technical direction our UI takes. And you will consult with development teams as they implement the framework designs and components and integrate them into the overall UI applications and components.

This position will report to the Director of DXP Innovation.

Our team focuses on distributed decision making that rewards ownership, transparency, and collaboration.

Basic Requirements

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 8+ years web application development
  • 4+ years experience in SaaS application development
  • Experience building highly scalable, high availability UI applications
  • Experience building Single Page Applications and Progressive Web Apps at scale
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience transforming a monolithic UI into Micro Frontend, or similar, architectures
  • Experience implementing responsive designs for mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers
  • Experience developing and using Event Driven frameworks, pub/sub and streaming
  • Familiarity with SaaS apps (Google Docs, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with frequent production releases
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience in developing high-performing, cross-discipline teams
  • Experience leading large ( 10 people) and/or globally distributed teams
  • Strong general and situational leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to execute as well as consult / advise
  • Good business acumen
  • Strategic, big picture thinking, not just focused on executing the plan
  • Visualizing a problem, understanding its context, and then developing solution options
  • Experience in managing program and project financials
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective upward management skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and across peer groups
  • Ability to lead and manage through influence when there is no direct reporting relationship
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to change role and focus easily
  • Demonstrated success managing stakeholders, customer and/or clients
  • Proven Delivery of business or technology projects on time, on budget, and exceeding expectations

  • Create and evangelize a UI Framework standard
  • Become the Subject Matter Expert of the organization's UI Architecture
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies to bring into our stack
  • Design and help build reusable components utilized across our product leveraging many different JS frameworks like - (React, Redux, Angular, Vue.js, Ember.js, Meteor, Mithril, Polymer, Aurelia, Backbone.js, Javascript, Typescript, Node.js, html, css)
  • Consult with other teams across the organization on building UI components and frameworks
  • Work with design and UX groups to define UI standards
  • Mentor UI Developers across the company