Senior Front-End Engineer

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TED is a critically acclaimed, award-winning conference and website featuring inspired talks from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Since 2006, our talks have been watched more than a billion times worldwide and drawn best-of-breed sponsors. We pride ourselves on combining intelligent, forward-thinking content with leading-edge technology and utterly intuitive design. And we’re hiring!

We’re on the search for an experienced, detail-oriented and deeply collaborative senior front-end engineer.

Engineers work on the entire range of TED initiatives (TEDx, TED Ed, TED Fellows, and the TED Prize) as well as the main site. We are also responsible for a myriad of internal applications which (among many other things) power our video production pipeline, syndicate our video content to partners worldwide and build a lasting archive of ideas.

Engineers can work from anywhere with an internet connection. If you’re in the NYC area, you’re welcome to a desk at our main office in Manhattan. Many of us are remote, but this is also a team that believes there is no substitute for periodic in-person meetups. We have face-to-face tech summits about twice per year in addition to most of us attending at least one TED conference each year.

All engineers are provided new MacBook Pros. Health/dental/vision benefits and a company-matched 401K are part of the deal. Every employee also gets a continuing-education allowance to use for attending conferences or taking classes.

Our team is passionate about TED’s content and the prospect of creating a stronger platform to enable the exchange of ideas worldwide. We’re endlessly curious. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we love nice people.


  • Expertise in JavaScript & CSS
  • Self-starter who can manage their own time and project workload
  • Values cross-functional collaboration, works well in iterative development process, and able to balance negotiations between doing it right and doing it fast.
  • Pluses: experience with Ember, React, Ruby on Rails, node.js, HTML5 video streaming technologies, CDNs, digital asset management systems, Gulp and/or Grunt

TED is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity. We encourage applicants of any background to apply.

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