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Front-End Engineer

at SpanishDict in 1400 Key Blvd Ste 6A   —   Jul 17, 2014   |  
Overview
##What is Fluencia?

Fluencia is a startup on a mission to teach the world Spanish. Last year we reached over 75 million unique visitors through our webapps Fluencia and SpanishDict. Both products combine cutting-edge adaptive learning technology with world-class content to improve the way people learn. Find out more about us in Fast Company:
(http://www.fastcompany.com/3023062/innovation-agents/finally-a-smart-spanish-learning-app)

##What types of projects do we work on?

--We rebuilt our mobile website, one of the top 150 most popular mobile sites in the U.S., to deliver our full search functionality in a beautiful user experience.
--We developed Fluencia as a responsive webapp, a first in our industry, so that people can learn Spanish on their phone, tablet, or desktop.
--We open sourced Spot Check to help other engineering teams query log files on AWS. (https://github.com/spanishdict/spotcheck)
--We achieved sub 300ms page load times on SpanishDict through front-end performance optimizations.
Experience
A solid understanding of the patterns used in web application development.
Experience writing, releasing, and maintaining code in a production environment.
Expert level understanding of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
A keen attention to the details of outstanding user interfaces.
A passion for building amazing software that is used at scale.
Bachelors in computer science or related field.
Education
Graduated with a BS or BFA or have equivalent work experience
Compensation
##What’s the culture like?

We’ve brought together a talented team that is down-to-earth, friendly, and driven to build products that people use and love. We have flexible hours, sponsored company events, and a sweet ping-pong table. Game on.

Our technology stack is state-of-the-art and as a team we regularly develop elegant apis, automate tests, produce innovative UIs, and review each other’s code so that it is reusable, extensible, and easy to maintain. We also contribute to the DC Tech scene by hosting meetups for Node.js and MongoDB. Read more about our culture on our engineering blog. (http://engineering.spanishdict.com/blog/2014/4/8/nine-reasons-fluencia-is-a-great-company-for-engineers)

##Does the job come with perks?

We offer a competitive salary and amazing benefits, including stock options, 401(k) contributions, platinum health insurance, work-from-home-days, a budget for conferences and classes, all-you-can-eat snacks and drinks, and a whole lot more.


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