• Front-End Developer

    Job ID
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a technology professional to fill the role of Front-End Developer.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree as well as the ability to implement visual elements that customers will see and interact with on the PLI website. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys blending the art of design with the art of programming.




    The Front-End Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining the structure of front-end code using JavaScript, HTML, React, Bootstrap and CSS and other front-end development tools/frameworks to support customer needs and business requirements as part of an Agile team.


    The developer will be involved in all aspects of the agile software development cycle, and will work with architects, technical leads, UX designers, visual designers, business analysts and business stakeholders on assigned projects from concept through launch.



    • Understand UI/UX from wireframes and visual UI specs; develop front-end code using programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, Angular, React, Bootstrap and CSS.
    • Write JavaScript code that calls server-side APIs with JSON.
    • Coordinate front-end work across teams to build a seamless front-end look and feel.
    • In collaboration with our visual web designer, contribute to and maintain a front-end code pattern library.
    • Build responsive web pages for different devices (desktop, tablet, mobile, etc.).
    • Work with DevOps to ensure continuous delivery of the software in the CI/CD process.
    • Collaborate with team to define user stories and provide solutions.
    • Communicate thoughts and constructive feedback on designs and implementations in a friendly and encouraging way.
    • Keeps current on market trends and other changes in technology.
    • Other duties, as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree with Computer Science or Information Technology focus highly preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years of professional, working experience implementing:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript or TypeScript (we use typescript) or CoffeeScript
    • Experience in one or more of the following: Bootstrap, AngularJS, React
    • LESS or SASS or other CSS extensions
    • Responsive design
    • Ability to look at a UX wireframes and/or UI mockups and implement them using JavaScript, HTML, Angular, React, Bootstrap and CSS, and other front-end development tools/frameworks to support user needs and business requirements.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Strong sense of visual aesthetics.
    • A portfolio of work samples, preferably online, showing your best front-end solutions as well as best practices in responsive and adaptive design across device environments is required.
    • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycles and software development standard best practices (code reviews, unit testing etc.).
    • Understanding of source code control (GIT) and CI/CD processes.
    • Experience with browser differences and limitations and client-side performance.
    • Able to work independently or as part of a team.
    • Experience with the following technology is a plus:
    • CMS (We use EPiServer)
    • NET MVC, C#, Java, SQL
    • Visual design and/or user experience design




    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.




    PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.


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