Front-End Engineer

San Francisco, CA

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Avenue Code is an eCommerce consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, with two additional office locations in Brazil. We are privately funded, profitable, and have been on a solid growth trajectory since day one. We care deeply about our clients, our partners and our people. We prefer the word "partner" over "vendor" and our investment in professional relationships is a reflection of that philosophy. We pride ourselves on our technical acumen, our collaborative problem-solving ability, and the warmth and professionalism of our staff.

About the opportunity:

We are looking for a Front-End Engineer to join Avenue Code. This individual will collaborate with a larger team of developers to drive front-end development standards and work to continually enhance the customer facing aspects. The development team will work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate must be able to thrive in an environment where change is constant. The development team uses Agile and Lean methodologies where all roles collaborate with one another to complete each unit of work – the story. This means communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must for this position.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Design, implement and unit test Web Application code. 
  • Participate in the full SDLC (Agile), including meetings, iterative development, estimations and design sessions. 
  • Work with business analysts to understand and implement complex business functionality. 
  • Deliver project assignments on time, within budget and with high quality. 
  • Stay current with the newest online technologies; research new technologies and make recommendations on implementations 
  • Work with other senior developers to review stories and specifications and ensure that teams are meeting the objectives of the business while maintaining technical and architectural standards. 
  • Collaborate with Architects and other Developers in designing and implementing integrated, enterprise solutions.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • 5+ years experience doing UI/Front-end development with a solid knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, and CSS3 as well as building web applications using the latest standards-based approaches.
  • Has worked on a minimum of two, high traffic, large scale JavaScript application production sites.
  • Required: experience with client-side frameworks and libraries such as Backbone.js, Marionette.js, Ember.js, Angular.js, React, Handlebars, Jasmine, jQuery and so on.
  • Experience with server-side technologies like Node.js, JSP/Java/Servlets, or Ruby on Rails (or similar server generation technologies).
  • Experience in incorporating and utilizing BDD, TDD, and JavaScript unit testing frameworks (Jasmine, Mocha/Chai).
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript design patterns.
  • Mastery of cross-browser, cross-platform markup, layout and responsive design techniques.
  • Experience with both Javascript-based build tools such as Grunt or Gulp, and Java-based build tools such as Ant or Maven. 
  • A strong understanding of Git.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and automated testing strategies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Semantic HTML and SEO.
  • Desired: experience with presentation frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation and CSS processors as SASS, LESS, or PostCSS.

Additional Skills:

  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to clearly write technical specifications.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to learn things on their own.
  • Ability to work seamlessly in a cross-functional team development environment.
  • Understanding of implementing responsive design techniques.
  • Knowledge of what is required to develop highly performance web applications.
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a proactive, high-pressure, customer-facing, environment.
  • Good sense of what is required of a great user interface.

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