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? Our User Experience team is, and we are looking for a front-end developer to join us. Your days will have you translating UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. In doing so, you will work with UI/UX designers, back-end developers, and graphic designers to 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.


    Key responsibilities

    • Providing a presentation layer that is consistent across all supported browsers and platforms
    • Maintaining and developing user-facing features and applications
    • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
    • Assisting back-end developers in coding and troubleshooting
    • 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
    • Promoting usability and coding best practices
    • Participating in all code reviews and meetings
    • Creating prototypes when needed 

    Core strengths

    • Experience working in front-end development
    • Proficient understanding of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
    • Deep knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
    • General knowledge of object-oriented programming; experience with Typescript, ES6/ES2015 a plus
    • Familiarity with Node.JS, NPM, and build systems such as Webpack, Grunt, or Gulp a plus
    • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
    • Basic understanding of one or more MV* frameworks, such as Angular (version 2+), React, Knockout, or Backbone; Angular is a big plus
    • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools; familiarity with Photoshop a plus
    • Knowledge of modern CSS layout techniques, such as grid and Flexbox
    • 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 is a plus
    • Experience working with and developing best practices for front-end development, including code reuse
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Comfortable with multitasking
    • Creative thinking within a set of guidelines 

    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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