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JavaScript Application Engineer

at Fancy Hands in New York, NY   —   Jul 12, 2014   |  
JavaScript is often referred to as a front-end language (the implication being it's not used to do the real work of the app, just for form validation). At Fancy Hands, JavaScript is a first class citizen at all levels of our stack. We make heavy use if it on the front-end (we essentially load an empty DIV and JS takes over from there), but it's also a vital component of our back-end, part of which runs on Node.js. We're looking to build a world class JavaScript team and would love it if you were here to help get that started.
Implement major new features and feature improvements (and bug fixes)
Build the realtime Front End application (history API, long polling, web sockets)
Work very closely with the designers, back-end and everyone else
Help establish a great engineering culture
Help change the way people get things done every day
Push code (you can press the button)
Tons of JavaScript experience (you remember a time before console.log)
Love jQuery, love writing jQuery plugins
You have opinions on Knockout.js vs Backbone.js
Experience building RESTful applications
Live in or around New York City and can make it into the office in Manhattan
Ability to work well with others
Ability to work well on your own
plus if you have experience with JavaScript templating languages
plus if you have experience with Python
plus if you have experience using Google App Engine
plus if you have experience using Node.js
plus if you have designed APIs
plus if you have git and github experience
Very competitive pay, full benefits (health, dental, vision, etc), equity, fun people
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