The Simons Foundation is seeking a passionate senior User Interface Software Engineer to fill a full-time position in our informatics team. Our team is excited to be undertaking a new, large project that will transform the way the Simons Foundation supports math and basic science research. As part of the team, you will enjoy a fun but hardworking environment and have the opportunity to focus our passion and growth at the Foundation by developing professional and modern software in support of the Foundation’s mission.


  • You are passionate about software engineering, and this passion is evident in everything that you do.
  • You are proud of your work, strive for quality and do not stop until the customer is ecstatic.
  • You are sensitive to user experience and pay attention to details.
  • For you, it’s more than just a job.
  • You have a minimum of five years’ professional work experience with JavaScript.
  • You have a minimum of two years’ professional work experience with ReactJS.

You have experience with:

  • React, JQuery, Redux, ES6, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Selenium
  • JavaScript build tools (especially webpack)


Our team is working on an exciting, large project that will support the Simons Foundation’s grant-making and data-sharing initiatives. We are very excited about modernizing our development and release practices. You’ll have a huge impact by guiding our front-end stack and pipeline. Your contributions directly to our efforts will be:

  • defining best practices, tools and techniques to enable standardization and to raise quality and maintainability of front-end components;
  • coordinating with internal and external UI/UX personnel; and
  • leveraging your skills with front-end languages and frameworks to tackle complicated tasks and advise other software engineers.


Most of our stack is Python and JavaScript, but we are constantly experimenting with other technologies and embracing the fast pace of development in our industry. We are most interested in candidates with experience using multiple front-end technologies, although React is a must. A nonexclusive list of technologies we use

  • Python, JavaScript, Node.js, Django
  • React, Bootstrap, Redux, D3
  • Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, VirtualBox, Jenkins
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Git, Bitbucket, Behave
  • NGINX, Apache, Linux, AWS

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.