Front-End Software Engineer

US-IL
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1654

Overview

About the Company

Fusion Media Group is the publisher of some of the web's best-loved brands and communities, including gadget sensation Gizmodo and America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, as well as Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, io9, Lifehacker, Jezebel, The A.V. Club, ClickHole, The Root, and Fusion.

About the Role

Fusion Media Group is seeking a front-end Software Engineer to help expand and maintain our Kinja publishing platform. You’ll work together with product managers, designers, and our growing engineering team to develop interesting new product experiences for the company, helping to expand our successful e-commerce campaigns and to improve the platform which powers the company’s beloved brands like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, The Onion, The A.V. Club, ClickHole, The Root, Fusion, and sees in excess of 90 million unique users each month. We’re looking for engineers with a strong passion for building usable, high-performance websites and web applications and who are interested in working with the latest browser and mobile capabilities. (We retire support for garbage browsers as fast as possible, you don’t have to worry about IE9 here!). The ideal candidate has a drive to learn and a willingness to teach. They prefer a collaborative approach to design and architecture, no matter how big or small.

The Opportunity

  • Working closely with our Product, Design, Engineering, and Business teams to create the best possible user experience
  • Support all of our live Fusion Media Group properties while building out key frontend functions for platform users
  • Conjure up new features and improve existing features

 

 

Responsibilities

  • 3+ years experience in web and/or mobile product development
  • Strong fluency in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical tradeoffs to less technical colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of tools and practices for building a well-performing modern website
  • Strong product intuition and experience collaborating closely with designers to bring elegant user-facing products to life
  • A personal practice of creating testable, well documented, reusable code
  • A passion for great user experiences on the web (or mobile) and a desire to work with a team that makes this a priority
  • Desire to learn new skills and experiment with cutting-edge web technologies

 

Qualifications

  • Experience with Backbone.js/Marionette.js, ReactJS, or a comparable frontend framework
  • Experience with Scala and/or Play Framework
  • Experience with modern client-side tooling, such as ES6 and Webpack

This is a full time position at Onion Inc’s Chicago Headquarters.

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