The Simons Foundation is seeking a  Senior Core JavaScript Engineer to develop a highly interactive and intuitive user interface (UI/UX) for an online platform supporting the engagement of tens of thousands of families affected by autism. Work collaboratively with an internal team of seven developers (two front-end and five back-end) on this project, as well as external software engineers.

Main Functions and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain user interfaces for retention of study participants and in support of clinical research staff for the query, analysis and display of data.
  • Work collaboratively and closely with other front-end engineers, back-end engineers, study coordinators, project managers and data analysts.
  • Develop JavaScript applications that are aligned with the overall existing software architecture
  • Participate in open source software development efforts that are aligned with Foundation priorities



  • Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in computer science or related
  • At least 10 years of software development experience analyzing, designing and implementing solutions.
  • At least 10 years of experience designing and developing user interfaces and data visualization interfaces
  • At least 10 years of experience with core JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • At least 7 years of experience with JQuery
  • At least 5 years of experience with version control systems such as git
  • Experience with databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB and/or CouchDB.
  • Experience with JavaScript MV* Frameworks


  • Experience with test automation framework, such as Selenium
  • Experience with mobile development
  • Experience with responsive framework CSS such as Bootstrap and Foundation
  • Knowledge of D3.js, SVG, ReactJS
  • Understanding of the basic workings of various protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS.
  • RESTful APIs
  • Previous management experience

The Simons Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

About Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons. With an annual grants and programs budget of $300 million, the foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

The foundation pursues its mission through its grant-making division, comprising programs in Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Education & Outreach and autism research, and through its internal research division, the Flatiron Institute.