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Senior Front End Developer - HTML5

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 06, 2014   |  
Come and help us create new ways for Amplify Learning, Inc. users to experience education in a whole new way. The Stand Alone Mobile Applications teams are faced with an exciting challenge – to build dynamic learning environments while creating entirely new experiences that take advantage of the latest advances in digital, wireless, and web technologies. As we develop innovative content delivery and management experiences, we need developers with a passion for the front-end customer experience who also have the skills and experience to build robust systems that interact with a variety of new and existing back-end services. With millions of student and teacher users on a variety of supported platforms, you’ll have the opportunity to work with large data sets, a wide range of technologies and services.

Responsibilities of Senior Front End Developer - HTML5:

As part of a cross-functional software team, you'll be commissioned with delivering new and innovative platforms, products, and/or product functions for schools, districts, and states across the country
Work within a team that develops, tests, and maintains robust, scalable, high-quality software for our wireless tablet technology platform and full suite of products
Contribute to continuous improvement of software development best practices in the areas of coding tools, languages and APIs, as well as software design and development processes
Strong ability to work alone and lead gathering of requirements, attend design meetings, provide work estimates, and help prioritize work with product owner.
Other specific responsibilities vary by project area and experience, but may include technical leadership of a software project team

Basic Qualifications of Senior Front End Developer - HTML5:

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
5+ years of front-end software development experience
Proven experience using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
Proven knowledge of responsive web design
Proven knowledge of core front-end technologies such as XHTML, AJAX, JSON, CSS, DOM scripting, and DOM methods and properties

Preferred Qualifications for Senior Front End Developer - HTML5:

2+ years of experience developing on mobile platforms, native and web development
Familiarity with native mobile development, iOS and Android
Experience with AngularJS is a big plus
Strong database skills, especially mysql and/or postgres
Strong understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and solutions
Strong fundamentals (OO, algorithms, data structures, graphical)
Published mobile apps are a big plus
Experience integrating with new and unfamiliar APIs; working with other departments and interfacing with their technical infrastructure (servers, databases, APIs, etc)
Cross-platform development of web-based applications for use on both mobile devices and computer-based browser, including optimization to allow for smooth operation on phones and tablets
Experience with Object Oriented Programming in Java, Groovy, Objective-C, or C#
Experience with Scrum (or other agile methodologies)

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This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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