Front-End Web Developer

Tynker - Los Altos, CA (30+ days ago)

We are looking for a full-stack developer who has a strong command of web development including Angular, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, cross-browser development techniques and has a passion for building pixel-perfect, clean and elegant code. You will work with a team of developers building tools and frameworks used by millions of K-12 students to learn to code. While frameworks are great, you should have no problems building your own or hacking existing ones.

Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform and helps millions of students learn coding. Our self-paced courses and creativity tools guide them from block coding to JavaScript, Swift and and Python. Tynker’s mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM, programming and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world. Join a dynamic team of developers to come up with new and stimulating ways to engage young coders to get creative with code!

Primary Tasks:
Create awesome web experiences for young coders
Transform design comps made by creative leads to functional web applications
Create scalable cloud backend software that handles millions of users
Iterate and improve experiences periodically based on feedback

BS/MS degree in Computer Science
5+ years of professional experience building and maintaining large sites (50+ pages)
Full grasp of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX-based JSON/XML web services
Should be proficient using frameworks like Angular, React, Foundation or Bootstrap
Must be comfortable with using PHP, Mongo, and other back-end technologies
Ability to debug cross-browser/cross-domain issues
Solid foundation creating cross-browser and responsive web experiences and understand the nuances of supporting tablet and mobile browsers
Must be able to quickly adapt and learn to work within an unfamiliar codebase
Must be familiar with various design and architectural patterns
Demonstrated ability to be self-driven and work with minimal supervision
Experience creating APIs and RESTful web services is preferred
Strong object oriented fundamentals with prior experience in Java or C++ is a plus