Western Union Front-End Developer in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Front-End Developer

Requisition #: 1704946

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So, if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking aFront-End Engineer, based at our office in San Francisco, California.

The duties of the Front-End Engineer are to implement functionalities for Western Union .com sites.


  • Develop exceptional customer experiences using latest technologies

  • The candidate will partner with product management and create prototypes to test new features or entirely new applications on current and future online platforms

  • The candidate will be responsible to develop an online application & usability testing methodology across devices and browsers


  • A Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) is required

  • 2-4 years of developing online web/mobile sites and responsive sites is required

  • 1+ years of developing mobile web applications across devices is desired

  • Excellent programmers with exceptional skillsets will be considered even if you don’t have prior experience

  • Excellent programming skills in HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Flex, Angular JS, Bootstrap, JavaScript frameworks, REST, JSON web applications

  • Experience with HTML IDEs, CMS systems (Adobe AEM, Drupal), mock-ups and wireframe development preferable

  • Experience using backend REST APIs a must

  • Experience designing and building dynamic and flexible web applications for extremely high traffic and transaction volumes desired

  • Attention to detail and passion to develop exceptional customer experiences

  • Understanding of various development methodologies, including:Traditional Waterfall and Iterative Development Methods (Unified Process and Agile)

  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to triage technical issues and drive resolution with cross functional teams

  • Communication, negotiation and facilitation skills

  • The candidate must have demonstrated experience in the front-end development lifecycle, including user interface design, html development across different form-factors and devices

  • Demonstrate experience with implementing structured and unstructured content management solutions to support an eCommerce site

With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most, Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. WU offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. We take pride in being close to our consumers. Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our consumers' neighborhoods. As a result, our Agents and employees are more like ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are as a company and reflect the WU behaviors: Inspired. Connected. Driven. Game-Changer. Responsible. EOE/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category.