Synacor: Lead Web Applications Engineer

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


Location: Buffalo, NY


Are you passionate about
writing outstanding code? Do you love working on products that users rave
about? Do you thrive in an environment where creativity is at its finest? Do
you enjoy tackling hard problems and have a track record delivering results? If
you answered No to any of these questions there is no need to read on. Now that
we have the attention of the candidates we are really after we are looking for
a talented, driven and experienced Lead Web
Applications Developer
who is looking for an opportunity to team up with
other passionate Developers in an exciting and growing company. The ideal
candidate will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, and extensive JavaScript
development experience. So if you are interested in building applications used
by millions of people then Synacor is the place for you! 
The Lead Applications Developer will have
extensive experience writing object-oriented JavaScript as well as expertise in
CSS3 and HTML5 for web application development in a variety of browsers.
Duties and
  • Development, documentation, and
    maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications in our portal and
    mobile platforms.
  • Design JavaScript & HTML5 web
  • Lead technical planning and architectural
  • Provide technical consultation and
    expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor staff members.
  • Develop and maintain applications using
    standard development tools.
  • Act as a resource and mentor for
    colleagues; may direct the work of other staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll bring to the table:
  • A minimum of 6 years of development
    experience in
    software or website development; proven experience developing large-scale
    database-driven applications is highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent work
  • A strong understanding of OOP principles a
  • Expertise in programming with OOP
    JavaScript including the entire software development lifecycle
  • Expertise with jQuery as well as
    experience with other JavaScript frameworks, Backbone.js
    and Handlebars client-side templates
  • Experience with user interface design
    principles and implementation including CSS3 and HTML5 (Transitions,
    Animations, Gradients, Rounded Corners, CSS3 Layouts)
  • Experience in Mobile Development is desirable
  • Able to solve problems, analyzing possible solutions in a
    methodical fashion
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced
    environment and meet set deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate
What we’ll bring to the table:
  • 100% Company paid benefits
    (health, dental, vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
  • Competitive compensation package,
    including stock option grants (for eligible positions)
  • Award winning company culture with growth potential  
  • Casual dress and flexible environment
  • Generous paid time off
  • 25 cent vending machines
  • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and
  • Monthly company connections (get
    to know your co-workers)
  • The opportunity to make a
Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace.  Our award
winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending
machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the
executives.  Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our
new open workspaces.  Our leadership team understands that the best
results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and then let
them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide exemplary
customer service.  And if that’s not enough, Synacor pays 100% of health
care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock option participation,
a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time off policy. Working
with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite providers, Synacor’s
products and online services reach over 25 million high-speed Internet
subscribers worldwide.  We are looking for great people to join our team
and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

To apply: To apply please visit our website at;

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