Front End Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions — wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines and voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, and Jaguar Land Rover—as well as organizations like the U.S. State Department—trust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites and across the entire search ecosystem.
Yext is seeking a Front End Engineer to join a growing creative team tasked with providing the best experience for our customers. As part of the product strategy group, you will partner with designers, product managers, and front-end engineers to solve complex problems by crafting thoughtful, useful and usable user experiences for our software platform.
IMPORTANT: All candidates must include a portfolio with personal design and/or engineering  contributions or work samples. Otherwise, the application cannot be taken into consideration.
What You’ll Do

  • Take an active role in establishing UX prototyping as a core capability at Yext
  • Work on a variety of projects, across a range of stacks, supporting various product initiatives impacting both Yext’s platform experience as well as consumer-facing interfaces
  • Collaborate closely with designers and product leads in concept development and design iteration
  • Translate ideas and concepts into sophisticated and interactive prototypes to explore and test new features and products
  • Serve as a bridge between design and development, ensuring that design vision is maintained through thoughtfully written, production-minded code
  • Inform and contribute to Yext’s centralized UX component library
  • Stay up-to-date with and display knowledge of the latest in web technologies to optimize efficiencies and improve user experiences
  • Develop custom tools and automations to help expedite design and business objectives
  • Effectively present team work, with clear communication about intent and process
  • Contribute to user experience best practices and act as an experience evangelist to the company

What You Have

  • BA/BS or advanced degree in Computer Science, Interaction Design, or related technical field
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in web-based interaction design / development (enterprise or SaaS software preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in independently developing interactive prototypes
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly iterate on prototypes and work under tight deadlines
  • High proficiency in building for the modern web, using Javascript frameworks, tools and workflows, including React
  • Expertise with interactions, transitions, and animations using a variety of tools and libraries - GreenSock, Lotti, Anime, React-Spring, Framer Motion, Pop Motion, Hero, etc.
  • Experience working with Design and Prototyping Tools like Sketch, Figma, XD, InVision, Framer, ProtoPie, Principle, etc.
  • Experience working with dynamic data-driven visualization libraries - D3, Recharts, Victory, React-vis, Chart.js, etc.
  • Experience with Git/Github and common Git workflows
  • Experience with package managers (NPM, Yarn), task managers and build (Webpack) tools
  • Experience working with APIs
  • Passion for design and the intersection of design and technology
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, dedicated, detail-oriented, and organized
  • High level of empathy; ability of to relate to users from various perspectives
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and teamwork skills

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Location

61 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

An Insider's view of Yext

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Yext has been an amazing place to work over the last 7 years. I've been surrounded by people who care about working hard and getting the job done right, while still keeping the human elements of kindness and collaboration a top priority for interacting with others. It often feels like I'm at work with my friends, and I've always loved that.

Chris

Software Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Not at all a cliche, but truly no day at Yext is the same. It's something truly special to be part of an ever-growing and innovative company where I have an active seat at the table in shaping where we take our products. With the Upward Rotational Program, I've felt supported and empowered every step of the way.

Jeanne

Associate Solution Product Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been with Yext for 8 years and held 5 roles, which has led to tremendous growth both professionally and personally. Being a part of such a flourishing start-up has allowed me to see what true entrepreneurship looks like. Yext has taught me the importance of staying one step ahead of the industry and enabled me to be more adaptable to change.

Melissa

Manager, Recruiting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to think outside the box. If it’s memorable, people are going to retain the info. If it’s fun, people are going to engage. Setting clear metrics for success on a project is what gives us the freedom to be creative. How we execute is all part of the fun! How we tweak and adjust is where we get to success.

Cindy

VP, Global Sales Enablement

What are Yext Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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