Senior JavaScript Application Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Department: Engineering
  • Type: Full Time
  • Min. Experience: Experienced

Sprout Social’s web applications and user experience revolve around JavaScript. We’re looking for an experienced Frontend Engineer to join our team of talented engineers.

Our team uses a variety of web technologies, from Backbone to React to Redux, to build highly scalable software that is used by more than 19,000 brands around the world. Companies like Dropbox, Zendesk, Fender, Zipcar and Evernote rely on our products to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media

We’re looking for smart, creative and driven people to build great software with us. If you’re the best at what you do and have a strong command of JavaScript, HTML and CSS, we’d love to talk with you.


  • Architect and develop software features based on visual mockups or user stories
  • Take ownership of any step in the software development process, from design through maintenance
  • Deliver high quality code, which is functional, maintainable and performant, while working and communicating in a team environment
  • Contribute to the infrastructure that the team leverages for local development
  • Extend testing capabilities by writing unit tests, creating integration tests,and assisting in basic QA testing during new feature development
  • May be asked to lead or mentor other team members

Desired Skills & Experience

  • JavaScript (Backbone, React, Redux, Flow) is your bread and butter. You’re also comfortable with HTML, CSS/Sass.
  • You’re a firm believer in the value of a JavaScript MVVM framework (e.g. Backbone, Angular)
  • Minimum of 4 years of software engineering experience, preferably building web applications
  • You stay up-to-date with new ECMAScript, libraries (e.g. linters, static type checking), and browser features that will make application development better
  • You have worked with or contributed to a JavaScript based build system (e.g. Babel, Webpack, Grunt/Gulp)
  • Unit tests and integration tests keep you sane
  • Knowledgeable of web application performance best practices
  • Works well independently with little guidance, but is also a great collaborator with other engineers, both front and back-end
  • You know when to apply duct tape and when to rebuild

Note: When applying please submit your favorite code samples and/or Github profile

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
  • Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
  • Breakfast and lunch options onsite and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Sprout Social is unable to provide H-1B sponsorship.


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