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Sr. Frontend Developer

Job Type : Direct

Job Description :
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Job Id:   3694507


Client: William Blair


Job Title: Sr. Frontend Developer

Location: Chicago, IL (Onsite)

Direct Hire

Salary: $125,000 - $150,000

Accepted work authorizations: US Citizens & Green Card holders


Job Description:

At William Blair, serving our clients starts with the capabilities and collaboration of our team—making our employees our most important asset. Unlike others, we're an independent partnership that is personally committed to our people and clients. What sets us apart is the way we do it—our culture, our values, and our commitment to local communities.


We strive to attract the most qualified, passionate candidates who specialize in investment banking, investment management, private wealth management, and a variety of other business functions.


Currently, our firm has more than 1,700 employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


A top priority of ours is talent development, fostering professional and personal growth of our employees. We take pride in empowering our people to bring their best thinking each day so we can deliver the tailored, thoughtful work and problem-solving abilities that our clients have come to expect.


We work tirelessly to create an inclusive culture. Our employees have unique experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to thoughtfully meet the evolving challenges and opportunities facing our global client base amid dynamic market conditions and varying industries, whether technological, economic or geopolitical.


We are equally proud of our long-term partnerships with the communities in which we live and work, a legacy we inherited from our founder more than 85 years ago.


About the Team:

Our team creates and maintains the foundational applications used by our internal Investment Management systems for portfolio managers, analysts, and research teams. As a member of the Summit team you will work closely with the developers and IT staff to create secure, reliable, accurate, and performant Investment Management applications.


Job Summary & Responsibilities:

·        Create Single Page Apps in a modern Javascript framework in support of Investment Management team

·        Collect requirements, create rapid mockups, and iterate to a final design

·        Provide timely support for existing frontend applications

·        Work with POC team to translate Proof of Concepts into reliable performant and supportable production code

·        Work with backend team to develop new, highly performant, and consistent RESTful API’s which will improve development time

·        Create Unit tests for all frontend code

·        Refactor or rewrite legacy code and move to a modern framework

·        Investigate new libraries and technologies to improve our visualizations and commonly used components

·        Create new common components that can be reused.



·        Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience is required

·        4+ years working with web application frameworks supported by a backend

·        2+ years working with modern SPA framework and secured systems

·        5+ years developing and supporting end user facing software required

·        Experience using Angular 1.x and/or Vue

·        Excellent communications skills

·        React and .NET MVC experience is a plus

·        Full stack and backend experience is a plus

·        Proven experience delivering complex, reliable, and performant systems

·        Proficient troubleshooting-skills particularly under pressure

·        Demonstrates initiative and persistence – is self-motivated

·        Financial services industry experience is a plus

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