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Front End Software Engineer (US)

Cambridge, MA

Front End Software Engineer (US)


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
SW Engineering
Full time


Our mission at Sense is to reduce global carbon emissions by making homes smart and efficient. We’re serious about having a real impact on climate change by empowering people to easily take care of their homes and to actively participate in a cleaner, more resilient future.

To accomplish our mission, we are building an AI and automation platform for home energy infrastructure. Our consumer product, built on our unique machine learning technology, gives people visibility into the energy usage of their homes and provides insights to simplify saving energy and money. We are a team of highly curious, collaborative engineers who enjoy working together to solve a wide range of interesting technical challenges across a deep stack that spans embedded, native mobile, web, and the cloud. If the idea of having a significant positive impact on our product (and climate) sounds exciting to you, let's talk!

What you'll do

As a Front End engineer at Sense, you'll use your expertise to help us build the next generation of the Sense web app experience, including:

  • Collaborate with the product team to translate UX and visual designs into beautiful and intuitive web UIs
  • Empower users to understand their homes through rich, performant real-time data visualizations
  • Work with the rest of the engineering team on the specification of server and monitor APIs to support new app functionality
  • Participate in all phases of the app lifecycle: new feature development for and enhancement of existing apps, initial implementation of new apps, testing, deployment and bug fixing


Our three main web applications are built with React for UI, Redux for state management, D3 for data visualization, CSS Modules / Sass for styling, Babel for modern ES features, Jest for testing, and Webpack for compilation. We are also in the process of migrating to TypeScript. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Professional experience: 2 to 5 years building production applications on a modern web stack
  • At least 1 year working with React applications
  • Successful experience collaborating with small to medium software teams
  • Authorized to work in the US

Nice to have's:

  • Experience with Typescript, Data Visualization (D3 or related), Component libraries
  • Experience with AWS deployment (CloudFront, S3, etc)
  • Degree in computer science or related field


Why Sense


Sense supports a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We welcome candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech, and we strive to foster an engaging, respectful and supportive community where everyone feels empowered to do their best work. Sense is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Sense is a growing VC-backed startup with an experienced leadership team and revolutionary machine learning technology.

  • Best Startups in Cambridge - Tech Tribune
  • "One of the world's top 100 AI companies" - VentureBeat
  • Clean Tech Company of the Year - New England Venture Capital Association
  • 50 on Fire - BostInno
  • Top 100 - Red Herring
  • Best Consumer AI Technology - AI Dev World
  • Global Cleantech 100


  • Competitive compensation including equity
  • Remote-friendly
    • Remote or local/hybrid in our Cambridge Central Square office
    • Home office setup allowance ($200/year)
  • Great work-life balance
    • Flexible work hours
    • Vacation starting at 3 weeks/year + 1 week paid sick time
    • Paid parental leave (5 weeks or more depending on location)
    • Dependent Care Accounts
  • Generous healthcare benefits for employees and dependents
    • Medical (90% of the premium and first 50% of the deductible)
    • Dental (90%)
    • Vision (100%)
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life, AD&D, long- and short-term disability insurance (100%)
  • 401k plan
  • Free Sense energy monitor for your home, discounts for friends and family

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