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Front End Engineer

at Afar Media in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
Overview
We are looking for a front end web engineer - an experienced front end web developer with a strong background in HTML, Javascript, Ruby on Rails programming and Linux-based web architecture.
About us:

We are a well-funded startup building a contextual social search platform for posting and finding local experiences that are matched to a user’s specific interests and personality.
Reporting to the CTO in an Agile shop, you will be in near daily collaboration with the CTO, the Director of Product, and the other developers, and you will yield substantial influence in both the creative and technical aspects of user experience. This is an exciting time to join the company to help build our product from the ground up.

The company is located in a historic building in the Jackson Square district of San Francisco with a roof deck, fireplace lounge, and other amenities. We believe in facilitating a healthy work/play balance and provide a yearly international travel stipend. Parking is subsidized in nearby lots, and several bus lines are within a block.

We offer very competitive pay, in addition to benefits, vacation and a 401k plan.
Responsibilities
About you:
You take pride in clean client markup, re-usable design elements and understand that the real world consists of a plethora of browsers and "standards" (i.e. test, test and test). You can multi-task and prioritize.
Job Responsibilities:
Develop production-level front-end code from Photoshop design mockups
Assist with back-end integration
Experience
Minimum requirements:
1+ years experience with Ruby on Rails views
5+ years experience with (hand-coded) HTML/CSS/JavaScript
Semantic, SEO-friendly (X)HTML that passes validation
Cross-browser CSS
Strong knowledge of JavaScript including object-oriented JavaScript, DOM scripting, and AJAX.
Experience using AJAX to manipulate large data sets
Visualization/UI design experience, knowledge of usability best practices
Extensive experience in cross-browser development techniques, browser degradation strategies
Experience working in Unix environment, source control, and bug tracking tools
Desire to work in a fast paced startup environment
Comfortable helping with feature design sessions and working with business stakeholders
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong collaborative skills and ability to fulfill multiple roles
Preferred requirements:
Experience with Flash / Flex / ActionScript
Experience with mapping APIs (Google Maps, Google Earth, Live/Bing Maps, etc.)
Experience in JQuery or other Javascript frameworks.
Familiarity with MVC frameworks
Familiarity with templating languages (HAML, Liquid, Template Toolkit, Smarty, Mason)
Experience with Facebook Connect / FBML
Experience with mobile applications and Apple Human Interface Guidelines
Education
-Must have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Interactive Media or related subject matter or equivalent work experience
Compensation
Competitive
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