Front-end Developer


Created by the original editors of SparkNotes and No Fear Shakespeare, LitCharts ( is a literary resource with hundreds of innovative guides to literary works, literary terms, a complete set of Shakespeare translations, and more. Millions of students, teachers, and general interest readers use the LitCharts website and mobile apps every month.

One of the key distinguishing features of LitCharts is our emphasis on clean minimalist design and a seamless front-end UX. We’re looking for a design-savvy front-end developer to lead the technical aspects of this crucial part of our work.

Overall Responsibilities of this Position
  • Building and maintaining our front-end stack.
  • Refining and improving our UI/UX on desktop, tablet, and mobile.
  • Working closely with the founders and CTO to create new features and implement designs.

Experience and Expertise We’re Looking For

  • Fluency with HTML/Haml, CSS/SCSS, and jQuery/JavaScript.
  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails, including implementing designs in Rails.
  • Experience with git, UI/UX concepts, and front-end frameworks (especially Bootstrap).
  • Ability to work remotely and take ownership of projects with minimal oversight.
  • A desire to continuously improve our stack and develop your own skillset.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.

Bonus points
  • Design experience (familiarity with making wireframes, Sketch, Photoshop etc).
  • Heroku experience (familiarity with building and deploying apps on Heroku).
  • Experience working on websites with a subscription-based business model (designing and building sign up flows, check out forms, and so on).
  • Passion for education or education technology.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email the following to
  • Your latest resume
  • Your Github profile
  • Samples of your code/work
  • A list of a few of your favorite websites and/or mobile apps
  • A brief explanation about why this position appeals to you

Please note that all applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Thanks for reading!