SNAP Interactive: OOP Javascript Guru

Posted by | January 30, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York, NY


Do you want to work on a social product with over 55 million installs where millions of people will see your work? Do you want to work for an innovate company that is leveraging Facebook data in ways never before seen? SNAP Interactive has a unique opportunity for a talented Front-End Engineer with expertise in OOP JavaScript. This position is full time and based in our main office in New York City, NY. This is a chance to be an early employee at a rapidly growing company that is also publicly traded. Competitive compensation including salary + stock/stock options, full-benefits (Medical & Dental plans; free snacks, fun outings, twice-monthly massage, cool swag, Knicks & Rangers tickets, etc.). Our environment is fun and relaxed, our products are ambitious, and our developers are the brightest in NYC.
As a Senior Front End Developer, you will be expected to have skills in information architecture, interaction design, code execution and a solid understanding of current rich internet application and web technologies. Relocation assistance is available.
  • Convert product requirements into a well thought through, cleanly coded end product
  • Contribute to the corporate branding and brand guidelines
  • Rapidly prototype and evaluate front-end designs
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Stay abreast of new technology to maintain the highest standard of work with extreme attention to detail
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Strong ability to hand-code OOP Javascript
  • Ability to transform complex layout (PSD and/or Wireframes) into pixel-perfect presentation-layer (front-end) HTML/CSS/JS templates
  • Familiar and comfortable with HTML5, CSS3 and the concepts of Progressive Enhancement and Graceful Degradation. At least 3 years’ experience with HTML and CSS
  • 3+ years as a Senior Developer (not Designer)
  • 5+ years of professional experience with web development in production environments for high traffic web sites
  • At least 3 years’ experience with server-side languages (PHP) and JavaScript frameworks (jQuery)
  • Experience utilizing data-driven websites and Content Management Systems
  • Solid understanding of web browser technologies and cross-browser compatibility
  • Solid understanding of web standards, accessibility and SEO best practices
  • Experience with Subversion for Source Control
  • Experience with common APIs (Facebook, Google, Amazon EC2/S3, Twitter, YouTube, etc) preferred
  • Familiarity with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques preferred
  • Mobile web development experience is a plus
Other Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering or related field preferred, or comparable job-related experience and training. Industry knowledge and experience required.
  • US work authorization (All applicants must possess proper US work eligibility and authorization documents)
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