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Principal Frontend Software Engineer

Digital and Technology
19016369 Requisition #
CBRE Build is a highly independent innovation team with engineering centers in NYC & SEA tasked with bolstering the strategic advantage of the world’s largest commercial real estate services company through technology. By delivering innovative products using modern best practices we are steering CBRE into the future. We enjoy significant autonomy with our technology and product decisions while benefiting from the resources of a Fortune 500 business.

We value Collaboration, Individuality, Iteration, and Trust and have a mission to help people in and outside of the real estate world make better decisions about space through user-centric technology built with a curious, inclusive spirit.


Bring your experience with scaled frontend development and implementing design systems to our team where they can be applied to big problems. This role includes significant ownership of the frontend platform used to develop multiple products within CBRE Build.

You value fast and accessible web products, intuitive developer experience and smart code sharing patterns. You’re a good communicator and love to teach others as you lead the way.

This position reports to our Engineering Director and will be primarily located in Seattle.


  • Make significant contribution the implementation of our design system, including helping other engineers contribute
  • Architect UI components that are modular and reusable
  • Spend the time to get high quality design details
  • Improve internal code structure through refactoring, code review, writing tests, and addressing technical debt
  • Identify, log, and fix bugs, including in-depth testing of new features
  • Share technical knowledge with other team members, collaborate on tasks, and give appropriate feedback


  • Expert skills with javascript, html, css
  • Demonstrable history of shipping software with a product-oriented team
  • Advanced skills in React.js and ecosystem
  • Experience implementing and maintaining design systems
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field. 
  • Typically has 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.

A sample of the technologies we use:

Web Development – Javascript, React.js
Backend App/API – Python, Django
Infrastructure – AWS
Development Workflow – Agile, GitLab

What we offer:

  • A competitive compensation package, with medical/dental/vision/401(k)/disability
  • Parental leave
  • Dedication to your career through coaching and an annual education stipend
  • Optional work from home Fridays
  • Flexible working environment in a downtown Seattle office convenient to mass transit

About CBRE:

With over $20 billion in 2018 revenue, CBRE is the largest global real estate service and investment management provider in the world, and one of only two such companies to hold a position on the Fortune 500 list (currently #146). The Company has more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliates) in more than 400 offices globally. It’s known as a leader in the sustainability and governance corporate indices, and frequently wins best workplace awards. Please visit www.cbre.com for more information.

For more information about our team, please visit https://www.cbrebuild.com/.

Application instructions: Please principals only, no recruiters.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

US Company Profile

About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide.  When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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