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Front End Developer

at Viyet in New York, NY   —   Jul 19, 2014   |  
Overview
Viyet is looking for an experienced developer who can own the entire front end stack. We're looking for someone who's had experiences working with both product graphic designers and backend engineers. You would be joining as our first front end developer and have tons of autonomy when making technical decisions surrounding the front end stack. You would also be joining during an interesting time when the entire site is going through major changes and improvements.

About Viyet
We are a New York-based ecommerce startup in the design space specializing in consignment services for pre-owned designer furniture and accessories. For furniture sellers called consigners, we offer a full service solution encompassing all steps of the selling process from photography to moving and delivery. For furniture buyers, we offer access to timeless pieces at great prices without the hassle and expense of purchasing through a designer showroom.

About Technology @ Viyet
The engineering team is responsible for the development of our consumer facing sites, internal staff tools and server infrastructure. We write code in PHP, Python and Javascript. We use a combination of both dedicated and cloud infrastructure (AWS). We're fans of Nginx, Mysql, Jenkins, Memcache, Redis, Git and more. We like to give developers autonomy to make important decisions that will impact the tech stack and business. This translates into an engineering culture of ownership as opposed to assignment.
Responsibilities
Conceptualize, design and implement consumer-facing user interfaces for both desktop and mobile web
Write complex Javascript applications
Ensure the delivery of a rich user experience
Continually improve the reusability and maintainability of the front end codebase
Define coding standards for the front end codebase
Write tests and participate in code reviews to ensure quality
Contribute to product and implementation discussions with desigers, engineers and others
Experience
4+ years of professional experience
Deep knowledge and experience with Javascript.
Experience building web interfaces for multiple browsers and devices and familiarity with responsive layout best-practices
Comfortable with version control (we use git)
Entrepreneurial spirit and a preoccupation with staying on top of industry technology
Skills
HTML5 and CSS3 fluency
jQuery, Backbone, Angular, Ember, etc
Some PHP, Python or Ruby
Responsive design
Git for version control
Education
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science is a plus.
Compensation
- Generous stock options
- Competitive salary
- Medical, dental and vision coverage
- Pick your own computer setup (ie. Macbook Pro or 27" iMac)
- Weekly FreshDirect delivery for the office
- Access to professional development courses and training
- Employee discount plus first dibs on high quality furniture and accessories
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