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Lead Front End JavaScript Developer; OTA Web & Mobile Applications

at Fareportal in 135W 50th st   —   Jun 24, 2014   |  
Overview
Engineering is what drives Fareportal. We are one of the fastest growing ecommerce- technology companies in the world.

We are seeking a driven Lead Front End Developer to pilot the company wide front-end development effort for all products, which include our comprehensive and best user rated suite of mobile applications and websites for booking flights among all OTA’s (including Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz).

This newly created position will work to improve code quality, performance of our site and introduce scandalized front-end coding practices and as such candidates must be able to have a broad yet incredibly detailed understanding of web/mobile UI standards, grid system, responsive design frameworks, usability, and have design/developed user interfaces for web/mobile applications.

There isn’t a better time to join our growing and impressive global team; you will have the opportunity to work with the newest cutting edge technology on the market and learn from some of the best developers in the world.
Responsibilities
Create fully functional UI solutions for responsive web and mobile applications; developing the UI standards for web and mobile within the organization.
Code review for front end development and provide constructive feedback to improve coding quality company wide.
Implement JavaScript unit testing and automated testing for front end development within the company.
Lead front end developers, set and share a strategy with team on given task.
Work closely with UI designers, business stakeholder, project managers and the product manager to conceptualize and produce dynamic designs.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, collaborate with fellow designer, delegate tasks to offshore team and manage the time effectively.
Experience
4-6+ years experience in commercial web based software development, mobile application development
Skills
Coding Direction, excellent leadership, communication, teamwork skills, and hands on development is absolute.
(2+) years recent experience in NodeJS, C#, .NET and MVC and related technologies.
Experience with Object Oriented Design (OOD), Design Patterns, ORM, Vanilla JavaScript, JQuery
Deep understanding of the DOM, JSON, object-oriented JavaScript and common JavaScript libraries, strong skills in vanilla JavaScript and throughout knowledge of JavaScript gotchas
Experience with front-end frameworks/libraries such as jQuery, Angular, Backbone, Twitter Bootstrap, Handlebars. Knowledge in D3 other emerging technologies.
Experience with Javascript unit testing and automated testing frameworks
Familiarity with classical programming concepts such as polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation. Previous experience with multiple languages also a plus.
Experience in optimization, minification and bundling using tools like RequireJS, Uglify, Node, GruntJS etc.
Excellent debugging and problem solving skills,
Experience in Agile Development / Scrum Methodologies
Expert-level proficiency in XHTML and CSS. Must be able to hand-code standards compliant XHTML and CSS. Practical knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3, W3C standards is a must. Knowledge in responsive, adaptive, fluid and mobile technics
Understanding of BEM, OOCSS, SMACSS, concepts and semantic - intuitive selector naming for DOMs
Experience in maintaining a complex JavaScript front-end project, structure JavaScript code, delay loading, execution optimization
Experience in implementing AJAX-driven interface. This includes extensive knowledge of web technologies such as HTTP, AJAX, and REST.
Experience with integrating major 3rd party APIs (Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, Open Social, etc) is a plus.
Mobile web development experience is a plus
Architecture experience a plus
Experience in online travel is preferable.
Thrive off the unique challenges and tremendous opportun
Education
Degree in Computer Science
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