Careers at Criteria

Jr. Front-End Engineer

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Criteria is a technology company that’s changing the way employers find and hire great talent. We are on a mission to make the hiring process more fair and objective. 

More than 4000 companies currently use our product for hiring and we are growing quickly. We've been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies for six years running, and we've also earned a spot on BuiltInLA’s 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, several years running.  

If you want to know more about what it's like to work here, check us out on Glassdoor! 

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We're looking for a smart and talented Junior Front End Engineer to join our small but growing team. We have some exciting projects on our Roadmap, so we need someone to help us turn ideas and sketches into user-friendly and powerful tools for our customers. We’re currently in the early stages of some major product initiatives, so you’ll be expected to jump right in and contribute from Day 1. 

Who you are: 

  • Humble. We're looking for people who not only listen to feedback but eagerly seek it out and are always looking for ways to improve. 

  • Strong character, strong work ethic and high follow-through. We value honesty and hard work. 

  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills and care deeply about clean and well tested code. 

  • Entrepreneurial and persistent. A track record of being a self-starter/self-manager. 

  • Creative and actively curious, with a strong motivation to learn and develop new skills. 

  • Collaborative and responsive. We are a lean and quick-moving product team. 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. As a team we keep each other in the loop with Slack and Jira. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Work and thrive in a quick-moving Agile environment to build out new features, based upon given requirements. 

  • Debug existing software platforms. 

  • Work with Project Managers to ensure project completion within reasonable time constraints. 

  • Assist with writing and updating documentation, as necessary. 

  • Effectively communicate with Product Managers and other members of the team in a collaborative environment. 

We’d love to hear from you if you have: 

  • The demonstrated ability to write clean, accessible, and responsive code, as shown by an active GitHub portfolio, side projects, etc. 

  • 1 - 3 years of experience with JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5. 

  • 1 - 3 years of experience building applications using the React.js framework. 

  • Familiarity with Redux, Redis, and/or Node.js, is beneficial. 

  • Familiarity with a version control software (we use GitHub and SourceTree). 

 What Criteria brings to the table: 

  • Excellent benefits packages (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) w/ employer match, generous paid parental leave policy, 3 weeks paid vacation annually, and more!)  

  • An extensive onboarding and training program to help provide a foundation for success.  

  • Monthly technology (mobile phone/internet) allowance  

  • Open BYOD Policy: Bring your own dog to work as we are a dog-inclusive office. When you come into the office, you'll frequently get greeted by one of the many Dogs of Criteria (check them out on Instagram:;  

  • Quarterly Charity/Volunteer Events (we believe companies should help their communities)  

  • Flexibility to work 100% in office, or hybrid.  

  • A competitive base salary  

  • Equity options in a rapidly growing company  

Since we’re a pre-employment testing company, all applicants must take two of our web-based tests as part of our screening process. Click "Apply Now" to start the tests — you'll also be asked to upload your resume. Please make sure your resume contains your current contact information so that we can contact you if necessary.