Full Time / Washington DC
Who the heck are we?
Are you in to disruptive innovation? Fired up to transform education? Join our growing team.
We’re a scrappy, fast-growing startup, owner-operated, and privately held. We’re in Chinatown, not Herndon, so you can sell your car and walk to work. Choose your Friday happy hour specialty. Choices include: Rock Band, karaoke, ping pong, and foosball.
We serve over 300 leading education organizations under our Difference Engine, Campus Pack, and Learning Objects brands, inventing and delivering next-gen education technology products. Our team of technology ninjas, education gurus, and business leaders collaborate with our partners on their most urgent and exciting opportunities. If you’re relentless and resourceful, a lifelong learner, a major contributor, and ready to change the status quo, we want to talk to you.
What would you do?
So you start to daydream about what could be. What if I could build something that will be used to help real people solve real problems? What if I could work for a company built by people making a difference?
And then you see this post. And you think: Who would do that? Who would have happy hours every Friday? Who would have an office dog and a ping-pong table? Who would write a job posting in second person?
Here come the specs.
Design, implement and test new features using a variety of the latest technologies under our customized version of the agile development methodology
Work closely with both our Java engineers and our UI designers, contribute to our modern, mobile-enabled web apps and help bridge the gap between server and client
Approach your work with the mind of a developer and the eye of a designer: Using wireframing tools to prototype your designs, and then web development tools such as debuggers to iteratively build your code.
Help our backend team by collaboratively modifying server-side controllers and exposing RPCs
Experience with component-based front end UI libraries, like jQuery UI, Twitter Bootstrap, Ext JS, or YUI
Ability to read, understand, and make minor modifications to a compiled programming language, preferably Java
Some familiarity with server-side MVC frameworks (like SpringMVC, Django, or Ruby on Rails)
Understanding of MVC pattern, and other object oriented concepts
Experience with version control (we use Mercurial)
Familiarity with agile development processes
Strong communication skills
Extra credit for:
Delivered a web app using Angular.js
Graphic design skills
Strong user experience design skills
Professional experience with Java development
Please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: http://learningobjects.theresumator.com/apply/kKAIyQ/Front-End-Developer-To-Transform-Education.html?source=Github