What does a Lead Front End Engineer do?

Front end engineers plan, design, build, and implement the user interface systems of websites, software programs, and web-based applications. Their primary goal is to provide a satisfactory user experience with no issues, errors, or downtime. They create and optimize systems, play an active role in testing and troubleshooting, and resolve issues such as those related to accessibility and browser compatibility. They often serve as an intermediary bridging the gap between the user and the backend developers, and tweak tools and platforms to adapt to real-world use situations.

Front end engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and a background in software development. They must be extremely proficient with the use of programming languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Experience troubleshooting compatibility and accessibility issues is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Front End Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$114,964 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $115K
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Lead Front End Engineer Career Path

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Dec 22, 2021

“Very conscious about everyone's time and personal life: advocates for and provides a great work life.”

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Aug 9, 2021

“Pay scale is low that's it nothing to say anything remaining all are good so I recommend to join”

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Nov 2, 2021

“the overall experience was extremely positive and I truly wish everyone who I worked with the best in life”

Front End Web Developer
Apr 10, 2021

“The timing of the job I am doing at is really flexible and it is 100% remote.”

Front End Developer
Nov 30, 2020

“it is good company to work and learn more technical skill to manage the Servers.”

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Front End Assistant
Nov 8, 2019

“I worked mostly on carts and it was independent for the most part and a good workout.”

Frontend Developer
Nov 9, 2021

“DocPlanner is a great place to learn and explore new roles and expand your skillset.”

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Frontend Developer
Nov 28, 2020

“It was my first job fresh out of university and it turned out to be a great learning opportunity.”

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The most common qualifications to become a Lead Front End Engineer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.