UI Architect/Developer

Company: Better Weekdays


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Compensation: Startup Competitive
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Kunal Parbadia
  • Phone: 540.454.2324
  • Email: kunal@betterweekdays.com
  • Address: Kunal Parbadia kunal@betterweekdays.com
  • Website: http://betterweekdays.com
Qualifications:

UI Architect/Developer 

Better Weekdays 

 

Role

The UI Architect/Developer leads the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the user interface tier for the Better Weekdays technical architecture. The UI Architect/Developer will also manage the efforts of UI developers, UX designers, digital graphics designers, and other technical resources as required by the Better Weekdays product roadmap. The UI Architect/Developer will collaborate with the Better Weekdays enterprise architect to manage the interface between the user interface tier and the server-side application tier. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, testing, and deployment of all technology components related to the Better Weekdays user interface architecture tier
  • Manage the ongoing maintenance of the Better Weekdays user interface by resolving system defects and implementing feature enhancements as prioritized by Better Weekdays management
  • Lead the co-design effort of the client-server API in collaboration with the Better Weekdays enterprise architect
  • Recruit, direct, and mentor UI developers and other client-side technical resources as deemed necessary in collaboration with Better Weekdays management
  • Regularly communicate progress reports to senior staff on the technology team
  • Escalate all issues in a timely manner that have a potential impact on the Better Weekdays product roadmap or other aspects of the Better Weekdays business
  • Participate in all ongoing product roadmap strategy discussions

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science or related degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience across all aspects of the application development lifecycle
  • Expertise and proven ability in developing and debugging scalable web applications using JavaScript
  • Expertise and proven ability in detecting and mitigating JavaScript-driven memory leaks
  • Expertise and proven ability in applying jQuery in the implementation of dynamic user interfaces
  • Expertise and proven ability in using HTML/CSS, HAML/SCSS/Sass to implement web interfaces
  • Expertise and proven ability in leveraging Backbone.js. Spine.js or other related MVC frameworks in the implementation of dynamic, database-driven web applications
  • Expertise using CoffeeScript
  • Familiarity with Jasmine or other related front-end unit testing frameworks
  • Expert knowledge in the application of Agile or other related software development methodologies
  • Expertise using GitHub, SVN, or other similar software configuration management platforms
  • Expertise and proven ability in designing and executing QA strategies that minimize post-deployment defects and ensure performance and scalability requirements, as defined by Better Weekdays management, are met
  • Familiarity with MySQL (version 5.0 or later)
  • Familiarity with object oriented design patterns
  • Proven ability to thrive and consistently exhibit self-directed initiative in a dynamic, virtual work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply: Email kunal@betterweekdays.com with your Resume. We read all applications!