Sr. Front End Engineer


Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


Sr. Front End Engineer

As an expert in Digital Front End technologies, lead technical design and implementation efforts that leverage the core capabilities of our digital platforms, bringing web and mobile innovative solutions and experiences that meet/exceed business goals and outcomes.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Product and UX to analyze/refine requirements and design/implement leading customer experience that drives value and is scalable and secure
  • Bridge the gap between high-level architecture developed by platform architects and detail designs created by UI/UX experts
  • Working with the ASM and Development team, provide guidance on implementing appropriate monitoring, alerting, and measurements to ensure the health of our environment
  • Working with the Digital DevOps team and QA teams to instrument and implement effective automation realizing both increased productivity and quality
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the team on software development best practices using clean code, solid architecture and craftsmanship
  • Integrate APIs and third-party systems as part of the overall architecture
  • Working with the cloud team, promote and codify platform/cloud engineering best practices as it pertains to application development
  • Model strong disciplinary skills through documenting solutions and techniques, ensuring information is available to the team through technical notes and internal knowledge base

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of strong experience as a Front-end software developer
    • In-depth knowledge in Angular/React or Vue
    • Expertise in RxJS, Redux, GraphQL
    • HTML, CSS
  • Experience working with enterprise-level applications and building consumer-facing products
  • 8+ years of software development experience using Java/JEE, Spring, TDD and related frameworks
  • Experience in API and MicroServices design and implementation
  • Experience in AWS cloud infrastructure and application services
  • Experience in mobile development
  • Proven experience working within a distribute technology environment demonstrating ownership and accountability
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
  • Excel at communicating (spoken, written, presentation) with an ability to express technical concepts in business terms
  • Ability to negotiate and navigate difficult or ambiguous situations, adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals and technologies
  • Degree in a STEM or Business field or equivalent
  • Takes ownership and accountability
  • Ability to work as part of a distributed product team
  • Forward thinking; ability to identify potential risks and issues, proactively providing recommendations for mitigating
  • Actively participate and collaborate within Agile teams to effectively plan and execute deliverables for each sprint
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion of thought
  • Ability to work across boundaries, building cross organizational relationships
  • Strong desire to develop and advance own skills through self-study, hands-on and shadow learning, formal instruction


Preferred Skills

  • Hand-on development of CRX/JCR, Apache Sling, Apache Felix, and OSGi frameworks
  • Experience with tools that advance our Agile and DevOps practices
  • Experience with enterprise platforms such as Adobe AEM, Salesforce, Mulesoft




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