Front End Engineer


  • Austin, TX
  • Permanent
  • AngularJS

  • Javascript

  • JSON

  • Front-End

  • NodeJS

  • Sass

  • Job Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

  • Expires On: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Duration: 1+ years

  • Desired Experience: 3-5 years

  • Work Authorization: Resident/Citizen

General Description


WayBlazer is seeking for bright-minded, strong-willed, and curious explorers for an adventure to solve problems that plague travel consumers. We carry technological tools, nascent Cognitive Computing technologies, to help us conquer these impossible feats. Through our IBM partnership, our fearless engineers and product teams employ services available from IBM's Jeopardy Champion, Watson, to answer complex traveler queries. Together we march into uncharted territory knowing that honor and recognition await success. The faint of heart need not apply.

The perfect candidate is an agile programmer who wants to work on latest technology stacks. Node.js and Neo4j are the heart of the application that uses Angular for the front-end. Programmers should come in open mind willing to learn and investigate new technologies, advocate for best practices, and thoroughly unit test code.  

As a bonus, members of the WayBlazer team are assisted in finding and harnessing the power of their majestic spirit animal. Sword training from an in-house Samurai is also available free of charge.



· Partnering with product manager and delivery to define product features, ensuring high performance and stellar user experience

· Collaborating with peers on technical design, work estimation, and implementation of new features

· Participating in sprint planning and execution

· Contributing to the continuous improvement of the teams productivity, culture, and code quality

·     Invoking your spirit animal to guide your path as needed

Experience and Education

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in web development as part of a cross-functional team
  • Hands-on expertise and strong command of core front-end technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/JSON
  • 3 years experience designing, coding and debugging applications in various software languages such as JavaScript or Node.js
  • Experience with the full development life cycle of web applications from requirements to launch
  • Expert understanding of DOM manipulation techniques
  • Understanding of javascript libraries such as jQuery
  • Experience with MVC JavaScript application frameworks such as Angular JS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, or similar
  • Some experience with MongoDB
  • Experience with front end graphical user interface design, implementation of animations using CSS/JavaScript and regular performance tuning
  • Demonstrated experience implementing complex front-end applications with web user interface toolkits across popular browsers while taking into account browser capabilities, browser security concerns such as cross-site scripting, and troubleshooting cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Familiarity with best practices for web usability and interaction design
  • Experience with performance tuning complex front-end applications (page load optimization, code level performance tuning)
  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Git as a source code management tool
  • Familiarity with automated build tools such as Gulp or Grunt
  • Familiarity with responsive design principles
  • Comfortable using the command line
  • Experience with a CSS framework such as Less or Sass
  • Experience writing JavaScript unit tests
  • Experience debugging complex JavaScript applications with various debugging techniques