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Web Developer

Boston, MA | Engineering

Job Description

About Us:

We are a fast paced, growing, dynamic online software company looking for an outgoing Web Developer to join our team.

Invaluable, is the world largest live auction marketplace, comprised of Invaluable.com, and RFC Systems.  As the world’s leader in developing SaaS and ecommerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable reaches over 30 million unique bidders a year, and serves more than 25,000 individual auction houses globally. Through Invaluable's web properties, more than 3 million visitors per month arrive at the virtual doorsteps of auctioneers with unprecedented access to search and buy from over 160,000 auctions each year with a combined value of over $25 billion. 

Job Summary: 

We are looking for someone who is excited at the prospect of totally changing an industry that is ripe for change.  This person must bring passion, excitement, and drive to everything he/she does.  This person must have the willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver software in a rapidly changing environment.  He/she should always strive to improve him/herself and the organization through innovation and efficiency.  

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing SaaS and website products using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Reviewing application requirements and project documentation; asks follow-up questions as needed in order to gain a full understanding of requirements
  • Working hands-on with both backend and other frontend developers
  • Being involved in team architectural discussions
  • Able to quickly transition through 3 week production release cycles
  • Work directly with others (developers and internal stakeholders) to develop a solid understanding of the business application and requirements for which the application is being designed
  • Assist others with questions regarding the functionality of applications

Desired Skill and Experience

The successful candidate must have the following experience, skills, and education:

  • 3-5 years of experience in web development on the presentation layer
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Stays up to date on HTML/CSS standards
  • Ability to translate wireframes and comps into extensible modules
  • Exhibits understanding of HTML5 benefits, drawbacks, etc
  • Understands differences and limitations of all browser types
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with JavaScript MVC frameworks (backbone.js, ember.js, underscore.js) a plus
  • Experience using web templating engines
  • Understanding of good SEO standards & practices
  • Experience working with RESTful JSON Web Services
  • Experience in developing for Mobile
  • Understanding of MVC and SOA fundamentals

Perks:

  • Excellent Health Benefits
  • Stock Options
  • Casual Environment
  • Catered lunch on Fridays

Please include a resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a writing sample.  While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. We regret that phone calls will not be accepted. EOE

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