Goldstar: Front-End Developer

Posted by | January 13, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Pasadena, CA or Portland, OR


Goldstar is the 3rd largest direct ticket seller in the country and
global leader in discount event tickets. Bootstrapped, profitable and
proud, we’re almost 10 years old and still operate like a startup. We
have a great time trying to help our 2 million member base go out more
often. We have beautiful offices in Pasadena, CA and Portland, OR.
Compensation and perks include stock options, medical, dental and vision
insurance, comp tickets and company nights out.
Goldstar is looking to add an experienced developer to our small but
smart and scrappy team. This is a great opportunity to participate in
building out a really great user experience not just for web but also
mobile. Our app has great bones to work with and you’ll have direct
support of designers and backend developers to take lots of great
projects from inception to completion.
An excellent candidate will possess:
* A deep understanding of the Good Parts of Javascript.
* Experience doing Test Driven Development of Javascript web applications.
* An educated opinion of many of the leading JS frameworks including JQuery and Backbone.js.
* Up to date knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and the associated browser implementations of the specs.
* Experience developing rich UIs for mobile and tablets.
* A pragmatic view of CoffeeScript and SASS.
* Love for performance.
Also helpful:
* Experience working on an agile team.
* An irrational love of Jasmine.
* An uncanny knack for taking a design and turning it into something really great.
* Battle scars from the impending browser wars of 2014.
* A long list of things you thought were good ideas but which ended horribly.

To apply: To apply, please write us a cover letter, telling us about yourself and why you are awesome, your GitHub username, and some links to projects you are proud of, and apply online at

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