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Senior Front End Developer

Skyword has a great opportunity for a Senior Front End Web Developer to join our high profile startup located in downtown Pittsburgh. If you are a highly skilled and motivated web developer with a successful track record working in large, consumer-facing web infrastructures and are ready for a challenging and rewarding startup environment, then we want to talk to you!


  • Highly skilled web developer assigned to develop complex Internet applications.
  • Design and develop front-end user interfaces for web applications.
  • Quickly develop page prototypes as well as complete, production-worthy pages.
  • Work in a team environment, able to collaborate with other engineers and members of other departments.
  • Work on jobs of diverse scope and complexity requiring independent action and decision-making.
  • Exercise judgment, applying creativity and ingenuity in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Mentor and guide other developers via pair programming and code reviews

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • At least four years of professional development experience working on Internet applications within a team environment

Required Skills:

  • Expert understanding and implementation of Web front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript.
  • Strong understanding of UI libraries — particularly React, Jquery, AngularJS.
  • Strong understanding of CSS libraries, particularly Bootstrap.
  • Strong understanding of CSS preprocessor, particularly LessJs
  • Must be able to structure a solid front-end architecture and build/expand a robust pattern library
  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems with existing software
  • Experience using a backend language, particularly Java
  • Experience working with Java-associated open-source packages — particularly Struts, JSP, and JSTL — strongly desired.
  • Understanding of relational databases and SQL, as well as understanding of object-relational mapping, preferably with experience in an ORM persistence tool such as Hibernate.
  • Experience managing source control and build tools for continuous integration including Grunt, Webpack, Babel, git (Bitbucket a plus) and Jira
  • Experience creating unit and functional tests to validate code
  • Must be self-directed, confident, able to use best-practice development processes effectively
  • Able to work in a team setting using Agile practices
  • Good organizational and documentation skills
  • Proven ability to train, mentor and lead junior team members

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive salary; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans, three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays and an open, friendly work environment

About Skyword:

Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City.

Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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