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Senior Javascript Developer

at Courseload in Indianapolis, IN   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
Overview
Passionate about building great products with purpose? Want a "change the world"
vibe that is within reach and gaining momentum? If you are a front end developer with
the right stuff, Courseload is the company for you.

We are rocking education with a platform for digital content that slashes the cost
of textbooks, ensures universal access, and provides a common set of tools to
students and faculty. Our mission is to be the leader in course-focused content
delivery through our innovative business model, market leading collaborative
reader technology, commitment to accessibility, predictive behavioral analytics, and
campus systems integration strategy.

Own a piece of the inevitable change in education - come to Courseload and make a
difference.

Who we are
We’re a growing team of full-stack developers and UI gurus looking for a Javascript expert to help drive our front-end application to the next level. We iterate quickly,release often, and have a strong devops mentality. Our stack is HTML/CSS/Javascript front-end , Python/Django back-end with multiple data tier technologies including Postgresql, MongoDB, Solr and others
Responsibilities
Participate in the selection and introduction of a JS framework
Be part of a collaborative, friendly, and open environment with a small team
Have a say in User Experience direction
Develop concept wireframes, prototypes, and front end production code
Work full-time in downtown Indy (remote candidates will also be
considered)
Meet end users and understand their needs
Frequently interact with a cross-functional team including product
management, development, infrastructure, sales, and services
Enrich the team with your knowledge and insight
Experience
You love development and learning new things
You’re motivated, talented, and spirited
You have a strong point of view, like a good argument, but listen well too
You’re experienced in writing front-end Javascript applications
You have extended experience using jQuery
You are familiar with emerging JS frameworks such as BackboneJS (or similar frameworks), UnderscoreJS & RequireJS
You have used CoffeeScript to develop Javascript applications
You have deep knowledge of up-and-coming HTML5 utilities and how to take advantage of them for future web applications
You understand the principles of HATEOAS and REST APIs, and have experience writing REST API clients
You are passionate about testing your application to ensure you deliver quality – because you know it’s better to do it right the first time
You take performance seriously – because you know a faster web is a better web
Skills
Languages: JavaScript
Other: JQuery, UnderscoreJS, CoffeeScript, CSS (LESS), HTML5
Javascript Framework: TBD
Compensation
We offer:
• Relocation assstance
• A friendly, collaborative, and driven team atmosphere (honored as a 2012
Best Place to Work in Indiana, elected as 2012 “Indiana Company to Watch,
a 2012 Mira Award winner and an inaugural Indiana Innovation Award
Winner in 2011)
• An open office in one of the best parts of Indy
• Flexible working hours
• Your choice of PC or Mac
• The chance to work on a product that is changing education
• An opportunity to benefit in the success of the company through stock
options
• An opportunity to work with other smart, motivated, and dedicated people
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