Frontend Developer

Posted 02/01/23  •  Santa Barbara, CA or Remote  •  Full-Time 

Who We Are

ParentSquare is a Santa Barbara-based growing company that’s changing the way schools and parents communicate every day. Sounds simple? We strive to keep it that way! Over 10,000 schools and 6.5 million parents across the U.S. utilize our platform to stay informed and involved from the way they prefer to be notified – email, text, voice, web, app, social – to the ways they can interact with schools – forms, sign ups, payments, RSVPs, language translations, chat and more. We just celebrated our 12th anniversary and are excited to continue advancing K-12 communications equity with our intuitive and easy-to-use platform so districts and schools can connect with all parents and guardians.

What We’re Looking for

We are seeking a Frontend Developer who is eager to be an active contributor in a fast-paced environment where we’re solving challenging problems for real people and making a difference in the lives of students. You are a highly detail-oriented and organized individual who can take direction well and be proactive in your work. You are willing and able to take complete ownership of a project or sub-system, from inception to deployment and beyond, and are able to do excellent work with minimal direction. You love working on multiple projects at one time and are seeking the opportunity to broaden your experience from solving a customer’s challenges to formulating solutions to implementing new technologies that achieve effective results. You will contribute to all phases of the software development life cycle, from design to deployment.


  • Work on the ParentSquare Web application
  • Solve complex end-user issues by working with the customer success team to understand the problem
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems by working closely with other members of the tech team
  • Write test cases using for code additions and changes
  • Mentor junior developers, and review and debug their code
  • Coordinate with team members who work on different layers of infrastructure

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 3+ years of professional experience with Javascript (ES6+) and Javascript Frameworks  (Angular, React, Vue)
  • 3+ years of professional experience with HTML, CSS/SASS, and jQuery
  • 3+ years of experience with Javascript tooling like npm, webpack
  • Experience working within a back-end framework such as Ruby-on-Rails, NodeJS, PHP, etc.
  • Strong understanding of UI/UX design standards and ARIA/WCAG standards. 
  • Convert UI specifications into clean and easy-to-maintain responsive web pages.
  • The ability to bring any design to life with HTML and CSS, with cross-browser compatibility and accessibility.
  • Strong understanding of scaling and optimizing user interfaces with hundreds of thousands of records.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a related field
  • Extensive experience working with large-scale web applications
  • Proficiency with RESTful API development
  • Proficiency with version control using Git
  • Experience in writing front-end automated tests is a plus (Jasmine, Mocha, etc.)
  • Familiarity with agile or lean software development
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal)
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment.

The perks of working for us are great!

  • You’ll get your foot in the door as our company continues to grow. We’re big believers in work-life balance and provide:

    • Employer-paid health insurance (including dependent coverage)
    • An employer-matched 401K retirement savings program from day 1 
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Stock options
    • Health + wellness reimbursements
    • Generous PTO 
    • 14 paid holidays, including your birthday!

As a fully remote team, we’ll make sure you have all the tools and equipment you need to make your home office a place where you can thrive. 

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The salary range for this role will be $90,000 to $120,000, DOE. 

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