Lead Front End Engineer, React

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Type: Full Time


MediaPlatform®, the industry leader for best-in-class live webcasting technology, is seeking a Lead Front End Engineer to head a team responsible for the next-generation of our flagship application, WebCaster®. We offer organizations the ability to take advantage of scalable cloud-based computing in order to present and manage their rich media.  MediaPlatform® helps clients derive long-term value from their investment in generated content. MediaPlatform’s® software products WebCaster® and PrimeTime® are used by enterprise clients like GM, Accenture, Adobe, and Sprint for live-stream and video-on-demand presentations.

As the Lead Front End Engineer, you will be hands-on while working on our next-generation live streaming application.  We are in the process of taking a proof of concept into a production-ready application and we are looking for an experienced engineer to lead the front-end development.  You will also be responsible for assembling and mentoring a team of front-end Engineers to ensure the long-term success of the project. Working with cutting-edge technologies, collaborating with back-end engineers, and prototyping proof of concepts, you will solve complex UI challenges in innovative ways. You should be well-versed in best practices, but also draw from your experience to know when it may be beneficial to pave new roads. You will be a part of a collaborative environment where each team member feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, and culture.

Tech Stack

ES6, React, Redux, Material-UI, Typescript, styled-components, WebSockets, Node.js, Webpack, lodash, EventEmitter


  • 3+ years hands-on experience developing web client applications 
  • Make technological recommendations, understanding trade-offs between different alternatives
  • Ability to reason about complex asynchronous code and have a thorough understanding of the JavaScript event looping mechanism
  • Understand how to build applications backed by a REST-full back-end
  • Writing unit tests with tools such as Mocha/Chai, Jasmine, or Jest as well as UI component unit tests using Enzyme, or similar
  • Experienced with an application framework such as React, Angular2+, or Ember
  • Keep up to date with the latest enhancements to the Javascript language
  • Well-versed in distributed version control systems such as Git/GitHub or Mercurial
  • Expert with Firebug and Chrome Developer Tools for debugging, live editing, performance evaluation, JavaScript profiling, etc.
  • Solid understanding of both object oriented and functional programming paradigms

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience building reusable, stand-alone React components
  • Experience with video players, such as VideoJs, and native HTML5 video technology
  • Some familiarity with backend technologies and languages such as Java, Python, or NodeJS
  • REST API design and/or development
  • Familiarity with event-driven (messaging) architectures

Please submit your resume when applying. No phone inquiries, recruiters or 3rd party employers.  We do not sponsor H1B visas.  Must possess valid US work authorization.

Company: MediaPlatform

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