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Front-end Engineer for Crimson

We’re seeking problem solvers and ping pong players. Food truck connoisseurs and champions for the user. People who question and people who ponder. We want an ally that makes us better. We want someone who’s going to create real change in an industry that matters to everyone.

Be that change. Join our “mission beyond commerce.”

Finding the cliched rockstar is not hard in this market. But we’re a fussy bunch at Crimson. We don’t want egos. We want exceptional Front-end Engineers. We want Architects. So we breed our own.

Are you a talented Junior to Senior Front-end Engineer looking for that next step? Are you highly motivated? Do you want to listen, learn, and collaborate? Do you want coaching inside a profitable growing company – one with all the passion & culture of a startup? Do you want your work to have merit beyond commerce? Well then we want you.

Embedded within a product team and mentored by its principal Front-end Engineer you’ll expand your knowledge of modern frameworks, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 as you learn to build and evangelize a compelling user experience for health care providers. Most importantly, while collaborating with product managers, software engineers and UX Designers you’ll develop the leadership skills required to architect our future products.

Along with your resume, please submit a link to a portfolio of JavaScript you have authored, links to your Github projects or sites where your code is in use.


  • At least 2 years web development experience or robust portfolio
  • Portfolio with relevant code samples – be prepared to debrief
  • Viable Javascript abilities, both raw form and using common libraries
  • Capable of translating high fidelity mockups into quality HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Competent cropping & optimizing production artwork using a design tool such as Fireworks, Photoshop, or Illustrator
  • Comfortable providing time estimates and accepting feedback loops
  • Proven collaboration skills but also a resourceful self-starter that can work independently with simple instruction
  • Understands how the web works

    Even Better

  • Past experience in enterprise software and or health care
  • Experience building browser independent web applications
  • Exposure to recent frameworks like Backbone.js, mustache, etc
  • Comfortable with a highly iterative lean/agile methodology
  • Curiosity for user experience and crafting products that delight
  • Exceptional execution, obsess over the details, every pixel counts
  • Broad personal interests beyond software

    About Us

    Crimson is a software development organization based in Austin, Texas focused on helping health care professionals better serve patients through actionable insights that improve care delivery. Currently, one-third of all U.S. inpatient hospital admissions flow through our technology. We have offices in D.C., Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Chennai. We’re a division of The Advisory Board Company, we’re growing fast, and we’re on a mission.

    Our culture is all about loving what you do, giving back to our communities, and getting stuff done. We like each other, support each other, and share a mission to deliver products that make a real difference in health care quality – all in an environment that gets out of our way, lets us collaborate and have plenty of fun. We’re a passionate group always looking for smart people, fellow innovators, and creative rebels who will give 100 percent. In exchange, we’ll give you some fantastic perks:

  • Immediate eligibility for comprehensive benefit programs
  • Access to conferences and training
  • Flexible hours and plenty of paid vacation
  • MacBook Pros, large flat panels, Apple accessories, CS5 Design Premium, prototyping software, modern development tools, analog sketch tools and more
  • Darts, ping-pong, gym, stocked beverages, cable TV, wellness room and more
  • Brand new ultra modern office, no boring cube farms
  • Austin casual, no dress code

    Austin American-Statesman Top Work Places 2010 & 2011. The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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