Careers | Harvard Business Publishing
Software Developer - Frontend
Enterprise Info. Tech.
Full Time
Brighton, MA

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. We do this by bringing together the best of academic research and real-world management expertise from around the globe. Through our multiple platforms, we publish ideas that inform and inspire managers, corporations, and educators. Harvard Business Publishing comprises three market groups: Corporate Learning, Harvard Business Review Group, and Higher Education. 

With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Software Developer - Frontend to join our high performing Product Engineering practices. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Frontend Engineering, the role will have you developing high-quality software that makes a difference to our users, helping them meet their personal goals and impacting their professional lives. If you are a lifelong learner looking to grow with one of the best companies in the Boston area, we’d like to talk with you about joining us.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop high-quality software, contribute to application design and architecture.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to implement new capabilities and continuously improve products.
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle.
  • Develop tools and applications with clean, readable, efficient code.
  • Review and debug code from other developers.
  • Mentor junior engineers and contractors.
  • Contribute to the engineering practice’s body of knowledge.
  • Refactor software with the latest technologies.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience.
  • 5+ years of front-end software engineering experience
  • Expertise in writing cross-browser HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with:
    • Modern JavaScript frameworks/libraries (Angular, React, Vue.js)
    • Writing unit tests (Jest, Jasmine, Mocha)
    • Working with RESTful APIs
    • CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS)
    • Developing responsive web pages
  • Strong proficiency with:
    • Newer specifications of ECMAScript
    • Front-end tooling (Webpack, Babel, ESLint, NPM)
    • Version control systems like Git
  • Experience with AWS's serverless front-end services (S3, Cloudfront, Lambda@Edge)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Good understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Benefits & Perks:

At Harvard Business Publishing, we offer competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a broad range of medical and dental coverage options; short and long-term disability benefits;
medical/dental and dependent care flexible spending accounts; basic and contributory life insurance; retirement and savings benefits; a competitive paid time-off program, and Harvard (HBP/HU) perks. Located in
Brighton Landing next to the new practice arena for the Bruins and Celtics, the New Balance Fitness Club, and the Boston Landing commuter rail stop. We offer free parking and shuttle services, discounted T Passes,
and early release, summer Fridays.


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