What does a 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.

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

Front End Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$125,501 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $126K
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Front End Engineer Career Path

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Front End Developer
Jul 16, 2019

“AKQA runs very good agile which makes a great environment for doing quality work and focusing on best development practices”

Tudo Technologoies
Frontend Developer
Aug 9, 2021

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

Front End Developer
Nov 30, 2020

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

Sophus IT SolutionsSophus IT Solutions
Front End Developer
Dec 17, 2020

“Sophus provided me with a great career opportunity and were supportive in my contract position.”

Parallel LabsParallel Labs
Frontend Developer
Nov 28, 2020

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

Lampros LabsLampros Labs
Front End Developer
Jul 9, 2019

“Management is really great and will give you tons of advice and help in furthering your career.”

Webby CentralWebby Central
Front End Web Developer
Feb 24, 2020

“I have the freedom to find and implement my role and everyone is ready to listen.”

Market BasketMarket Basket
Front End Associate
Feb 8, 2021

“good starting rate (that however is only due to Massachusetts state laws I believe)”

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