Firstborn: Software Engineer / Backend Developer

Posted by | October 10, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York, NY

URL: www.firstborn.com

Firstborn, an award-winning full-service interactive agency,
is in the process of interviewing candidates for a fulltime, on-site position
of Software Engineer in our New York office.
ABOUT FIRSTBORN
Firstborn is a design and technology firm with headquarters
in New York City. Since our inception in 1997, we have created breakthrough
interactive tools for high-profile clients in the fashion, beauty, sports and
entertainment industries. We are designers, producers and developers who share
a passion for translating great ideas into an engaging, intelligent and
innovative user experience. Our project teams brainstorm, experiment, and
create a product that is well designed, functional, and always unique.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
You’ll be responsible for the server-side development of
interactive projects and collaborating with a creative team of designers and
developers. You will have the chance to work on a number of creative projects
that include (but are not limited to) content management systems, micro sites,
native and web applications, games, kiosks and e-commerce sites.
SKILLS & APTITUDES
  • 3+ years of experience developing data-driven
    web and native applications
  • Demonstrable understanding of object oriented
    programming concepts and design patterns
  • Deep understanding of PHP or C# / .NET
    (ideally some experience with both)
  • Cross-browser development using HTML, CSS and
    JavaScript
  • Design & implementation of services / API
    (REST, AMF)
  • Database schema design and implementation
    skills (transactional, normalization, etc)
  • CMS integration and development
  • Basic server administration and networking
    knowledge
  • Experience using version control systems (e.g.
    SVN)
  • Solid understanding of client/server security,
    hashing and encryption algorithms
  • Strong communication skills (both in person
    and in writing)
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team
    environment wearing multiple hats
  • Able to adapt to previously established
    technologies and platforms
 
GOOD TO HAVE
  • Mobile web, iOS and Android development experience
  • Basic Flash knowledge
  • Interest in game development
  • Experience with any additional programming
    languages
  • Interest in physical computing and embedded
    systems
  • E-commerce and payment gateway integration
 
COMPENSATION PACKAGE
  • Competitive salary based on skills and
    experience
  • Medical, dental and long term disability
    insurance
  • 401k
  • Casual attire
  • Enthusiastic and fast paced work environment
  • Great people who love what they do

To apply: Please send your resume and work samples to jobs.developer@firstborn.com

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