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CLOSED – Frontend Staff Engineer – Software Engineering

About the role

At Guild, we believe talent is everywhere and that opportunity should be too. We continue to have our home and headquarters in Denver, but we have embraced a distributed model of working to reach the best talent in the United States. While some roles may require proximity to our Denver office, roles based outside of our Denver office can sit in any of the following 30 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and Washington D.C. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

At Guild, we uphold our Core Values in everything we do.  Our team emphasizes our Core Values in the following ways:

  • Nurture A Learner’s Mindset  using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and development areas
  • Build Shared Success – building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Be an Owner – holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Create Belonging – recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our company

Guild is looking for a Frontend Staff Engineer to join our Frontend Foundations team and build features, design and implement libraries and frameworks, improve the reliability of our systems as we scale our product, and serve as a technical leader that helps others to grow through example and expertise.

We build our systems using tools such as React, Typescript, Webpack, Node, GraphQL, and AWS. Experience with all of those is a huge plus but familiarity with other languages, and package management systems work for us! We look for engineers that build with simplicity, reliability, and scalability in mind.


As a Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Scale and evolve our Design System and Component Library for performance, accessibility, and flexibility with a strong commitment to core UX principles.
  • Design, build, and own foundational services and infrastructure that improve processes for the team and the larger tech organization.
  • Create code that is understandable, testable, and shared across teams and partners.
  • Lead engineering efforts as a technical leader on the team, share knowledge and feedback with multiple teams and partners.
  • Partner with product management, design, and engineering leaders on the strategic plan for the team to develop and deliver on a shared vision.
  • Deliver on time and be accountable to multiple teams and partners.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent cross-team communication and collaboration skills.
  • Expertise in these tools: React, Typescript, IaC (CDK, Cloudformation), DNS (Cloudflare, Cloudfront), Webpack, Node, and GraphQL.
  • Deep expertise with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure), and modern CI/CD platforms (GitHub/GitLab)
  • Experience with managing a software development life cycle of packaged libraries with multi-version support (npm)
  • Demonstrated curiosity and interest in keeping up and experimenting with new technologies.
  • Willingness to embrace change and work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for higher education and our mission.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market driven, including a base salary range of $185,000-$218,750, as well as company stock options.


At Guild, we unlock the talent and economic potential of America’s workforce for employees and their companies. We partner with the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Macy’s, Target, and The Walt Disney Company—to create cultures of opportunity that help them attract and retain top talent, while building the workforce of the future from within. By using our proprietary Career Opportunity Platform to develop education and learning programs that work in the real-world, thousands of employees at those companies have gained the skills, knowledge, and guidance they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families—all without paying for tuition or career services on their own.

Guild is female-founded and a certified B Corp. The company has been named to the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 listCNBC Disruptor50 list three years in a row, Inc. Best Led Companies listFast Co. World Changing Ideas list and the B Lab Best for the World list among many others.

Guild is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • Open vacation policy for employees to rest and recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 12 weeks of parental leave for non-birthing parents and 18-20 weeks for birthing parents; 4-week ramp-up period for when employees return from a leave of 6 weeks or more; as well as employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, fertility and caregiving benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including free and low cost mental health resources and financial wellbeing support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

Guild Education

Guild Education is a learning platform that offers classes, programs, and degrees for working adults.

Certified B-Corporation
Women Founded
Size: 1001-5000
Funding Level: Series F
Total Amount Raised: $643.2 M
Year Founded: 2015

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