Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Front-End Developer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology - User Experience
  • Overview

    Are you passionate about usability, interaction, and technology? We are looking for a front-end developer to join our User Experience team. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. Working with UI/UX designers, back-end developers, and graphic designers, you will bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it behaves.


    We are working largely with the latest version of Angular and our customized UI library to build our suite of web apps. Whether you are an HTML/CSS/SASS perfectionist or are interested in building feature-rich reusable components, we have a place for you!


    Key responsibilities 

    • Providing a presentation layer that is consistent across all supported browsers (IE11 and better) and platforms
    • Maintaining and developing user-facing features and applications
    • Helping to build reusable code and libraries for future use
    • Assisting back-end developers and other front-end developers in coding and troubleshooting by collaborating with the team and researching solutions that benefit Commonwealth
    • Ensuring the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
    • Collaborating in an Agile environment with other Scrum team members and stakeholders
    • Optimizing application for maximum speed and scalability
    • Maintaining graphic standards and branding throughout our product interfaces
    • Staying up to date on emerging technologies and helping to define when or if we should use them
    • Promoting usability and coding best practices and standards
    • Participating in all code reviews and meetings
    • Creating prototypes for user testing as needed
    • Taking on special projects as needed 

    Core strengths 

    • 3+ years of experience working in front-end development
    • Proficient understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
    • Deep knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
    • Familiarity with one or more frameworks, such as Angular, React, or Knockout
    • Experience with object-oriented programming a plus
    • Experience with TypeScript, ES6/ES2015 a plus
    • Familiarity with Node.js, NPM, and build systems such as Webpack, Grunt, or Gulp a plus
    • Experience with source control and code versioning tools
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum project process a plus
    • Familiarity with data visualization libraries such as Highcharts and D3 a plus
    • Experience working with and developing best practices for front-end development
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Comfortable with multitasking
    • Creative thinking within a set of guidelines
    • Ability to collaborate with others
    • Great problem-solving skills 

    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.



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