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Senior Front End/Data Visualization Engineer


San Mateo

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Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey changed the way people gather feedback by making it easy for anyone to create their own online surveys. Today, SurveyMonkey’s mission is to power curious individuals and organizations to measure, benchmark and act on the opinions that drive success. Our People Powered Data platform enables conversations at scale to deliver impactful customer, employee and market insights. The company’s 700+ employees are dedicated to fueling the curiosity of over 16 million active users globally. For more information about SurveyMonkey, please visit surveymonkey.com.


Design and Engineering

Does __surveymonkey__ speak to you? Then you’re probably just who we need to help us build interesting, scalable solutions (and create maintainable systems that stand the test of time). See your code and designs go live right away--and have an impact today, tomorrow, and for years to come. More importantly, we’re a friendly bunch looking for a teammate, not a lone wolf. If you're looking to own an integral part of our system, let's chat!


The Role

We are in the process of reimagining our Survey Analysis tools and that includes a full revamp of our whole Data Visualization approach for it. We are looking for a Staff Front-end and Data Visualization engineer that can help us design, shape, create and implement our new dataviz toolkit, as well as define the best strategies and practices to build scalable data visualization and presentation solutions combining the right front end frameworks and libraries.

If you are passionate about building delightful products that convey the stories that lie beneath the data and the best approach to present them, we would love to talk to you. Are you naturally curious? Do you look at data visualizations and understand the author’s message and intent right away? Does it spark ideas to represent it different more effective ways? If so, you might be a perfect fit!

If you see yourself as an engineer with a product and design mindset, come help us shape the way millions of users around the world find and consume valuable data-driven insights and build the next generation data analysis and visualization tools!



  • Be a strong technical leader for the development of analysis and presentation products
  • Be a key player in the definition and implementation of the SurveyMonkey data visualization approach to our tools and products.
  • Technical Leadership of development projects that involve people from multiple disciplines and teams across the company, setting a clear technical direction and building consensus along the way.
  • Mentor other frontend engineers in the development of scalable web products and modern CSS best practices.
  • Design and build data visualizations for a wide range of users and levels of expertise.
  • Implement library of common charts and graphs for wide company use.
  • Create interactive visualizations for geographical data, timelines, and metadata.
  • Gather product and requirements and produce technical specs for feature development
  • Provide an engineering and data visualization perspective to design reviews
  • Drive development of best practices for front end and data visualization



  • 10+ years of professional and large scale front end product development
  • 6+ years of building data visualization products for large scale platforms
  • Master’s degree in CS or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in Data Visualization theory and principles of visual display of information and cognitive science
  • Experience and deep understanding of d3.js, highcharts.js or other web graphic/charting libraries.
  • Experience with javascript frameworks and technologies like React.js, node.js, or backbone.js.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with HTML, CSS, including HTML5, CSS3, and upcoming HTML APIs.
  • Expertise in CSS, knowledge of common CSS architectures (OOCSS, SMACSS, BEM, etc) and CSS preprocessors (Sass, Less CSS, etc)
  • You have a strong sense for User Experience design and development
  • You are great at context switching and working with designers, engineers and product at any given time.
  • Experience leading feature development projects end-to-end, from ideation to implementation and deployment.
  • People person who likes to work with others and values team over individual.


Desired Skills

  • Understanding of motion in the context of data visualization as a support tool for data analysis and pattern recognition
  • Up-to-date expertise in human-centered design best practices
  • Knowledge of responsive web design and mobile best practices
  • Open source contributions


At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, 401k, paid holidays, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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