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JavaScript Developer

at Rakuten Loyalty in Boston, MA   —   Mar 21, 2014   |  
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Rakuten Loyalty, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston, specializes in building cloud-based technology that enables major loyalty programs worldwide to monetize and reward their members for their everyday online activity. The Rakuten Loyalty team develops award-winning, revolutionary rewards technology that accelerates the rate at which members earn and gives our clients scientifically proven mechanics that foster greater loyalty from their members. Rakuten Loyalty is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten (JASDAQ: 4755).

We're building a largely scalable platform that covers mobile apps, backend services, and RPC layers that intercommunicate to deliver real-time responses.

We are searching for a passionate JavaScript Developer who is motivated by challenging technical problems and working with cutting edge technology.

As part of our collaborative development team you will work to develop, enhance and implement single page web applications, browser plugins. We work in an Agile environment and you must be prepared to Scrum! As a senior member of the team, you will also mentor our high-potential, junior development staff.

This position is ideally suited for candidates with strong JavaScript or OO background and Responsive Web Design Skills.
You write blazing fast, reusable JavaScript and obsess over page generation and rendering times.
You have experience or you’re willing to learn Responsive Web Design approach.
You know and follow the best Web and coding practices.
You have demonstrated the ability to write modular, unit-testable JavaScript and apply test driven development to your process.
You have knowledge of server-side scripting languages, have experience consuming APIs, and have an opinion on when to do things client-side versus server-side.
You look for novel and creative solutions to complex problems.
You are an independent thinker who is self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
You have a passion for web development that manifests itself as a proven history (3+ years) of successful projects and the ability to write fast, accurate, scalable code.
Strong knowledge of the JavaScript language (prototype inheritance, closures, OOP)
Experience with one or more of the following JavaScript libraries: AngularJS, Backbone, KnockoutJS, or Ember.js
Strong command of cross-browser development techniques and browser degradation strategies (PC/MAC, IE, FF, Chrome, Safari)
Ability to debug and troubleshoot across multiple browsers
Proficiency with HTML5, CSS3, offline cache manifest, and local database
Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science or Related)
$70,000 - $110,000
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