Software Engineer, Front-End

Chicago, Illinois, us
2018-12-04 10:12:46

Fitch Solutions

Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today’s global markets.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is wholly-owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.

Job Description

We are looking for a front-end web developer to help build and maintain our flagship platform application. Strong JavaScript and CSS abilities along with a working knowledge of VueJS and Node will be essential for this role.

This position will be seated with approximately a dozen in-house front-end developers, and will collaborate within an Agile environment with the back-end team, technical leads, product owners and external vendors.


  • Support complex and secure components for modern browsers written in the latest web standards

  • Design and implement modern VueJS components to support a large, complicated, ever evolving set of features targeting a corporate audience

  • Maintain a complex single page app with modern build tools

  • Write and expand testing and performance monitoring

  • Fix production issues and monitor application state

  • Work with Product Managers, QA, and Back-End engineers to move the development forward

  • Perform code reviews

  • Mentor junior developers

 Requirements for this role:

  • Experience with VueJS and Node

  • 3+ consecutive prior years in a software engineering role

  • Demonstrate knowledge in JavaScript including CommonJS and ES Module formats on Node JS 8+

  • Modern Browser development fundamentals including HTMS/ CSS/ JS

  • Familiarity with version control and continuous integration systems

  • Understanding the HTTP Standard and modern REST practices, including JSONAPI and GraphQL

  • Be able to work effectively on a Windows environment.

Useful experience:

  • Hapi and WebPack

  • Atomic CSS

  • Git and Atlassian suite (JIRA, BitBicket, Bamboo)

  • Docker, Kubernetes and Linux/ Bash experience




Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.