Zipcar : Front End Web Developer

Posted by | August 22, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Cambridge MA


Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company, is looking to add new talent to our team.
Zipcar provides hundreds of thousands of people with a viable
alternative to traditional car ownership, saving them money, time and
headaches. Around the world—from coast to coast, across Canada, the UK,
and college campuses in between—people are making the decision to live
car free and enjoying the convenience and environmental benefits of
having “wheels when you want them”.
we continue to grow our operations, we are looking for talented,
passionate people with great ideas to join the family. We aim to create
an environment that is supportive, diverse, and as fun as our brand. If
you’re results-oriented, dedicated, and ready to contribute to an
unparalleled member experience for our community of Zipsters, we
encourage you to apply.
is seeking a Front End Developer with strong consumer facing web
development experience to join its growing Product and Experience
team.  This position requires collaborating with Engineering, Product,
Design, Marketing, QA and internal stakeholders to deliver improved and
new experiences to customers. The candidate will implement
and maintain final, production-quality code directly within site
HTML/CSS/jQuery/OpenACS code base and be responsible for ensuring that
the site is rendering properly and delivering the best user experience
across supported browsers. The candidate must have strong trouble
shooting skills, the ability to work in a team environment and to
self-learn.  You need to send a link to your work in order to be
considered and contacted.  Candidates that do not have a link will not
be considered!!!!
learn more about Zipcar, what we do, and how we do it, visit For further employment opportunities, visit
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Client side application development, working with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Ajax and jQuery
  • Involvement in defining and developing new features and improvements to customer experiences
  • Interface with internal clients, gather requirements, coding and development, support and maintenance
  • Develop functional prototypes to demonstrate interactive concepts
  • Ensure all code is clean, high quality and standards compliant
  • Work
    with product managers, designers, engineers to create improved and new
    front-end features that enable great online experiences for Zipcar
  • Maintain current knowledge of web design techniques, web development tools, and social web trends
The successful candidate must have the following experience, skills, and education:
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • You need to send a link to your work!
  • 3+  years of front-end technology experience including hand-coded HTML, JavaScript, CSS. jQuery or XML a plus
  • Front end web development experience with consumer web experiences and applications  – please supply links of your work
  • In-depth knowledge of CSS positioning, hierarchy and (X)HTML/CSS architecture
  • Proficiency in identifying and solving cross-browser compatibility issues relating to HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Solid knowledge in Web Development Technologies (i.e., multi-tier server architecture, caching techniques, etc)
  • Familiar with version control software and concepts (Subversion a plus)
  • Familiar with relational database concepts (Oracle a plus)
  • Experience with a MVC framework a plus (ex. Rails, OpenACS)
  • Extensive experience with cross-browser development and testing
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization best practices
  • General UI – UI and UX capabilities and experience preferred
  • Agency experience a plus
  • International, localization experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high-level of accountability
  • Knowledge of Agile and/or similar development methodologies
  • Self-starter driven, entrepreneurial, strong communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast pace, casual, growing environment
As a member of the Zipcar Team you will receive:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Superior Benefits Package
  • Free Membership
  • Discounts on services, products and much more

To apply:

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