JavaScript Developer

TruQua - Chicago, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Title: JavaScript Developer
Location: Chicago, IL
Position Type: Full Time Employment

About Us:
TruQua Enterprises, LLC is a growing Professional Services and licensed software development partner of SAP products and solutions located in downtown Chicago. Our expertise lies in Financial software, analytics and Cloud solutions for Fortune 500 organizations on a national and global scale. We are a Certified Great Place to Work and were ranked by Fortune Magazine as the #11 Best Place to Work in Chicago for small and medium-sized companies. We look for individuals who embody our values of ‘Smart, Driven and Nice.’

Job Description:
We are actively seeking for a strong JavaScript Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming to improve the end-user experience for our products and solutions at one of our largest accounts. This is an exciting role for a senior JavaScript developer who wants to work on high performance, cutting edge projects in a high visibility role.

The ideal candidate must be highly experienced and skilled in CSS, jQuery or similar UI libraries, as well as in JavaScript frameworks (Node.js, Angular).

Knowledge of SAP and SAP UI5 is a big plus.

The ideal candidate will be able to spearhead user experience design and JavaScript development initiatives with a strong understanding of design principles.The candidate will also be bridging the gap between the visual elements and the server-side infrastructure, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks and functions.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communications. This individual must excel at providing both highly technical and highly creative solutions as part of project delivery.

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Will become an integral part of a strong team of TruQua consultants at one of our largest U.S. accounts to lead topics and designs in a highly technological environment with complex architectures
Enabling and managing the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
Optimizing applications for maximum speed and scalability
Executing interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary consultative and technical team
Building reusable code and libraries for current and future customer needs
Collaborating on user experience planning with a lead technical architect
Consulting with customers and internal stakeholders alike
Staying on top and ahead of latest & greatest technology trends in the UE arena
Working closely with TruQua’s Software Development team on relevant JavaScript Development and UE initiatives as they pertain to UI/UX and/or other related development projects
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar degree that offered hands-on coding classes
Thirst for knowledge and eagerness to learn and grow skills in new areas
Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
Articulate with impeccable verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish. Strong & discerning listener
Strong presentation skills
Ability to work in a fast pace, collaborative and driven environment
A self-starter who can effectively work within a strong team culture, all the while being independent in managing his/her deliverables
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively, network internally to get things done and be accountable for his/her decisions
Ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.

Required skills, qualifications and experience include:
2 to 5 years of hands on experience in JavaScript and jQuery
Strong experience in HTML5, CSS, Rails, ObjectiveC (iOS), C++
Strong experience in JS frameworks like Angular JS, React JS, Ember JS
Understanding of object oriented programming
User experience, design experience for software, Web applications that leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
Strong conceptualization ability and visual communication ability
Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
Understanding of common software project management and software development practices
Knowledge of SAP and/or SAP UI5 is a strong plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to clearly articulate well thought out ideas and solutions.

Other information about the role:
Travel: May be required on an as-needed basis
Start date: ASAP

Market competitive base salary and bonus structure; commensurate with skills set and level of experience
TruQua offers employees a competitive compensation package including health, dental, vision, LT, ST disability insurance, 401(k) plan with corporate match and other benefits.