Fjord Austin

Senior Web Developer

Fjord is a design and innovation consultancy, acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2013. We create useful, effective, and desirable digital services that people love. We help the world’s leading businesses make complex systems simple and elegant with the power of design. Founded in 2001, Fjord employs a diverse group of over 800 design experts in twenty-two global creative hubs.
Our work environment appeals to self-motivated, flexible team players that have great interpersonal skills and lots of curiosity. We believe in peer relationships rather than hierarchies; in teams rather than lone thinkers. Fjord is all about an open collaborative approach and we think it is the key enabler for us to deliver innovative, ground-breaking work.
Senior Front End Developer @ Fjord
We design, develop, and deliver the world’s best software with the world’s biggest brands. We have a highly-motivated, highly-skilled engineering team, and we’re looking for excellent software engineers to help make us even better.
We have immediate openings for Senior Front End Developers that can help take an application from design to reality. The successful candidate combines a strong focus on product quality with the ability to work efficiently to deliver on schedule.
Key Responsibilities
• Work on interesting, challenging projects that have high visibility and impact
• Collaborate with the design team, providing creative input and technical feasibility
• Lead a team of developers to deliver web applications
• Actively contribute high quality, tested code that conforms to our coding standards
• Perfectly balance pragmatism and idealism when solving technical challenges and meeting deadlines
• Collaborate with project architects to define the software architecture
• Actively participate in all scrum meetings, with a focus on team progress, including highlighting and removing blockers
• Identify and escalate potential issues before they become issues
• Manage app releases in the appropriate channels, internally and externally
• Work with build team to manage build configurations
• Understand and optimize performance
• Advise and mentor other Front End developers
• Help interview all levels of Front End developer candidates, evaluate them technically and for culture fit, and articulate feedback about them
• Help plan and deliver technical training content for the department
• Continuously suggest improvements for the development organization
• Attend, participate in, and host the various technical training activities held in the department


• 4+ years professional software development experience
• 3+ years Front End development experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Expertise on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JS toolkits (e.g. Lodash) and JS frameworks (e.g. ember, angular, backbone, etc)
• Cross-­browser testing and knowledge of compatibility concerns when coding for various browsers and versions
• Experience designing and coding responsive web applications for specific breakpoints (e.g. mobile, tablet and desktop) using frameworks such as bootstrap
• Proficient in developing dynamic web applications including SPAs consuming REST APIs Can serve as the primary technical point of contact for a client
• Ability to take a development project and start it from scratch
• Strong leader


Experience with

• Build tools such as gulp, grunt, sass/less, bower, webpack, etc.
• Agile Methodologies
• RESTful web services
• Design patterns
• Object oriented design
• Prototypal Inheritance
• Promises
• Asynchronous Programming
• Code management using Git
• Project management tools, such as JIRA
• Has delivered a large scale application on a timeline
• 4+ years Front End development experience
• Experience leading the front end development of a sophisticated web application
• Experience working with back end developers to define and build an API
• Has solid understanding of other platforms
• Has contributed to an open source project
• Experience with continuous integration

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