WillowTree

Senior JavaScript Engineer

Front End Developer in Raleigh, NC

Posted 2018-05-14
Description

Who We Are

WillowTree is an award-winning digital product agency driven by innovation and grounded in strategy and user-centered design. We create long-term partnerships with the world’s leading brands to design and build digital flagship products crucial to their core business. We are one of the largest independent digital firms in the US. Some of our clients include HBO, National Geographic, Anheuser-Busch, and PepsiCo.

The Opportunity

The Senior JavaScript Engineer is a highly-autonomous role with endless opportunities to impact our teams, clients, and company based on your previous work and mentorship experience. You’ll collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to lead the technical delivery of our projects and build large-scale products for well-known brands.

*This is not a remote position and may require some travel.

Responsibilities

-You’ll continuously identify obstacles and improve the process of how we build software
-You’ll communicate and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team including client and stakeholders with differing goals and backgrounds
-You’ll mentor others to help grow their technical and interpersonal skills
-You’ll collaborate with Product Designers and Software Test Engineers to create seamless digital experiences
-You’ll provide and receive constructive feedback from your teammates
-You’ll take ownership of your work by meeting deadlines, anticipating delays, and raising issues appropriately
-You’ll embody a growth mindset to continuously learn new technologies and hone your craft
-You’ll thrive in an environment that celebrates differences and unique contributions

Qualifications

-You have exceptional web development skills using JS, CSS, and HTML (inside and out)
-You have experience building scalable projects using React, Angular, Backbone, or some other client-side JS framework
-Experience working with clients and project teams to produce something awesome
-You’re comfortable having difficult conversations and always have your clients’ and teammates’ best interests in mind
-Experience conducting 1:1s with individuals and have leadership experience
-You’ve led the delivery of large and complex software projects from beginning to end in a team-based environment
-You're just as (or more) likely to look for answers in framework source code than on SO (and also understand that official documentation should almost always be the first stop)
-You proactively identify bottlenecks and bring a solution-oriented mindset to problems
-You have experience integrating 3rd party API’s
-You appreciate clean architecture and documentation
-You have experience using a version control system like Git or SVN
-You provide an accurate estimation of time and effort around projects considering business objectives and technical constraints
-You desire to work with a supportive and highly collaborative team


P.S. In an ideal world, you hit all the bullet points we listed, but hey — we know that’s a lot of bullets. If you feel confident about a good amount of them, we can ramp you up on the rest.

Bonus Points

-You have knowledge of SASS, LESS, or another CSS preprocessor (and get really jazzed about frontend tooling)
-You have the curiosity to explore new frameworks and languages to keep up with the evolving ecosystem
-You're Interested in exploring different programming paradigms (e.g. functional programming)
-You have experience with Node and full-stack applications
-You've worked with Continuous Integration
-You’ve published apps or worked on teams to build apps in production
-You’ve worked in an agency setting or feel comfortable interacting with clients
-You have a GitHub account to share and while you’re there, check us out!

Why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include dedicated time to innovate on passion projects and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.


WillowTree celebrates our differences and provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Company summary

The Mobile Innovation Agency

At WillowTree, you'll work with the best mobile UX and Engineering teams in the world to build amazing products in Charlottesville, VA, and Durham, NC. WillowTree is one of the largest independent digital consultancies in the US, a 6-time Inc 500/5000 company, and has been featured in the Forrester Wave for mobile/digital design and development services. We are one of a few firms globally to be certified partners with Apple, Google, SAP, and Microsoft.

So why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include mentorship, dedicated time to innovate, and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

Perks

You're a person—not just a resource. That's why we offer great health insurance, paid time off, 401k matching, stock options, and kitchens full of food. Plus some extras you might not expect.

Lifelong Learning
Annual personal training budget to stay current and learn new skills, on top of other opportunities like tuition reimbursement for continuing education and development courses. We also hold Innovation Hour weekly for team members to explore their passions.

Flexible Work Hours
We trust our team to get the work done, even if that's occasionally from home while your sofa's being delivered.

Gym Memberships
Healthy people, healthy company. We offer discounted gym memberships and fun in-house initiatives to help you stay active and feel great.

Social Events
We love hanging out together, so we gather for weekly happy hours, movie nights, team lunches, game nights, and great company parties.

Tech Stack

Our Specialties Include:
• Mobile App Development, including iOS, Android and Xamarin
• OTT Development including Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Apple TV, Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
• Mobile Web Development including React and Node.js
• Mobile Strategy
• UX Strategy and Design
• Mobile Analytics

Interview process

At WillowTree we typically have 4-5 steps in our interview process which includes meeting with our team for a final in-person interview. You'll have the opportunity to meet with our team and talk about your background, your career goals, and we'll answer any questions you may have for us. Our interview process is structured and our interview team has gone thru training on best practices. We pride ourselves in having a thorough but fair interview process.

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