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UI Architect/Tech Lead

Boston, MA

Our client is looking for a talented front-end lead/architect with hands on development experience to build world-class user interfaces. If you’re a front-end architect who can lead by example, and have the skills to create well-designed web interfaces resulting in rich, intuitive user experiences, then we would love an opportunity to talk to you. You’ll be helping to shape the technology direction and your voice will matter.

The front-end Architect will be a key contributor to our Technology team and will work closely with brand, marketing, and customer experience teams. This is a is a hands-on development role responsible for contributing to front-end UI design and code as well as mentoring other UI resources and software engineers on best practices. A successful candidate will bring passion with deep technical and software expertise within a fast moving, startup environment to deliver a solid experience to our customers.

This position requires strong leadership, excellent communication, strong partnerships with our business stakeholders and an internal desire to deliver quality products on time. This is a unique and rare opportunity within a fast-growing business to help shape our technology stack, processes and directly affect our business.

What to expect
  • To work with a passionate small/mid-size technology team dedicated to improving our customer experience, marketing channels with a focus on succeeding as One Team
  • Rapid development cycles as part of an Agile team
  • Ability to shape roadmap and direction
  • Effective collaboration within a tightly knit team of experts to learn from and showcase your experiences
  • To work at a great location 
  • The best tools, including a new MacBook Pro (solid state drive) and dual monitor setup
  • Generous benefits including extra holidays, partial 401k match, stock and bonus opportunities
Skills and Requirements
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering (equivalent experience)
  • 7+ years of accomplishment as a front-end web based software developer proficient in HTML5, JavaScript, ES6, and CSS34 (JSP and e-commerce experience preferred)
  • Experience working with JSP’s and other Java-based templating engines
  • 5+ years of leadership responsibilities mentoring a team and being responsible for solution architecture, design and leading implementations
  • Experience working as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment quickly responding to new requests and proactively finding new opportunities
  • Experience leading a local team, setting coding standards and reviewing code (offshore team experience a plus)
  • Expert in core JavaScript with hands on production experience along with recent experience working with a JavaScript libraries and frameworks
  • Hands-on experience with Responsive Design, Tablet and Mobile Web development using frameworks like Foundation and Bootstrap
  • Experience with modern development tools such as SASS, Grunt, Bower, and Git
  • Experience in JavaScript Unit Testing tools such as Karma, Mocha, Chai
  • Strong OO design and coding skills
  • Demonstrated passion for user experience design and usability
  • Motivated to drive tasks to completion and take ownership of projects while communicating accurate status to project leads
  • Demonstrated passion about technology, with a strong interest in learning, exploring and proving use cases for newer technologies
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