TED is a critically acclaimed, award-winning conference and website featuring inspired talks from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Since 2006, our talks have been watched more than a billion times worldwide and drawn best-of-breed sponsors. We pride ourselves on combining intelligent, forward-thinking content with leading-edge technology and utterly intuitive design. And we’re hiring!

We’re on the search for an experienced, detail-oriented and deeply collaborative senior front-end engineer.

Engineers work on the entire range of TED initiatives (TEDx, TED Ed, TED Fellows, and the TED Prize) as well as the main www.TED.com site. We are also responsible for a myriad of internal applications which (among many other things) power our video production pipeline, syndicate our video content to partners worldwide and build a lasting archive of ideas.

Engineers can work from anywhere with an internet connection. If you’re in the NYC area, you’re welcome to a desk at our main office in Manhattan. Many of us are remote, but this is also a team that believes there is no substitute for periodic in-person meetups. We have face-to-face tech summits about twice per year in addition to most of us attending at least one TED conference each year.

All engineers are provided new MacBook Pros. Health/dental/vision benefits and a company-matched 401K are part of the deal. Every employee also gets a continuing-education allowance to use for attending conferences or taking classes.

Our team is passionate about TED’s content and the prospect of creating a stronger platform to enable the exchange of ideas worldwide. We’re endlessly curious. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we love nice people.


  • Expertise in JavaScript & CSS
  • Self-starter who can manage their own time and project workload
  • Values cross-functional collaboration, works well in iterative development process, and able to balance negotiations between doing it right and doing it fast.
  • Pluses: experience with Ember, React, Ruby on Rails, node.js, HTML5 video streaming technologies, CDNs, digital asset management systems, Gulp and/or Grunt

TED is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity. We encourage applicants of any background to apply.

About TED

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. Everything we do — from our TED Talks videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation (a 501(c)3 organization under US tax code). The foundation was established in 1996 by publishing entrepreneur Chris Anderson.

The goal of the Sapling Foundation is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for thinkers, visionaries and teachers, so that people around the globe can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and feed a desire to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea.

TED is a global community — and so is our staff. We're headquartered in New York and Vancouver, but the collaborative and global nature of our work means we have staffers, advisors and volunteers worldwide.