Sr. Front End Engineer

Ehealth, Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 2 months ago

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eHealthInsurance has many exciting career opportunities in a number of locations, across various functions. Come join us today!

Ready to transform the Health Care industry by building the next generation Health Exchange? As a Sr. UI Engineer, you have proven industry experience in software design and development in front-end web technologies. You are solution-centric, results-oriented, and experienced in Agile Methodology. You take a "build what's right, not what's easy" approach when it comes to software engineering. You are ambitious, talented, and driven to make the team and project successful. eHealth is building the world class user experience for buying health insurance online. We're looking for a Senior UI Engineer to join agile and laser-focused team as we build a premium online insurance shopping experience.


  • Implement beautiful & responsive user interfaces for desktop, mobile and tablet browsers that delight our users and match our brand

  • Work closely with Product Management, UX, and Design and Marketing team giving input on what is both intuitive and feasible

  • Contribute to search engine ranking improvement and SEO optimization

  • Work in an environment where we move quickly, are always learning, and enjoy a challenge

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS in Computer Science or similar field

  • 5+ years of working experience in rapid product development building responsive web pages using a combination of semantic HTML 5, advanced CSS3, WordPress and PHP

  • Experience with techniques for improving search engine ranking and accessibility

  • Proficient with implementing efficient mobile friendly UI using WordPress

  • Extending Wordpress out-of-box features with custom hooks

  • Expert at Wordpress CMS features - post, pages, categories, taxonomies, custom post types

  • Evaluating and choosing right Wordpress plugin for right job

  • Experience with Web performance audits and optimizations

  • Understanding of important web page performance metrics

  • Deep understanding of cross-browser compatibility pitfalls and how to work around them

  • A track record of working closely with Design teams to build beautiful & intuitive web pages and applications


  • A strong portfolio that displays your passion for delighting users

  • Previous experience working with a large engineering team on a complex web application

  • Familiarity with modern JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone, React, Vue.js

  • Experience with visual design techniques like spacing, typography and color

  • Experience with advanced client-side user interaction concepts like render loops, instancing, shader optimization, and path finding

  • Familiarity with AB testing tools such as Adobe Test & Target, Optimizely

eHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.

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Sr. Front End Engineer

Ehealth, Inc.