Front End Software Engineer - Jr

SAN ANTONIO (SAT)

Brief Summary

                            Front End Software Engineer - Jr

Purpose of Job
Front End Engineers create and maintain the front-end portion of our business software applications. As a Front-end Engineer, you are expected to be able to function in a fast-paced environment driving innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development ensuring quality is built into all solutions. Your responsibilities will require you to be familiar in front end development best practices and frameworks, creating beautiful experiences for our internal and member facing systems. You will be required to be knowledgeable in understanding user requirements and tailoring user experiences accordingly. You will engage with business clients, UI designers, developers and architects to create high performing and easy to use systems via the web as well as mobile-based applications. You will create and implement design principles that ensures that our content renders well across multiple devices. You will use and promote the use of front-end and mobile testing tools to ensure quality.

As a Front-end Engineer, it will be your responsibility to maintain code integrity and quality.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
•	With limited guidance performs defect correction (analysis, design, code) on less complex issues and/or codes applications of medium complexity. With guidance begins to install, customize and integrate commercial software packages. Works with more tenured peers to gain understanding of systems while conducting root cause analysis of issues, reviewing new and existing code and/or performing unit testing.
•	Works with experienced team members to conduct root cause analysis of issues, review new and existing code and/or perform unit testing. Learns to create system documentation/play books and attends requirements, design and code reviews. Receives work packages from manager and/or delegates.
•	Understands and assists in gathering and analyzing customer requirements and may respond to outages following the appropriate processes.
•	Partners with experienced team members to develop accurate estimates on work packages. May begin to identify issues that impact availability

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
•	Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) majors or 2 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.  
•	AND, 1+ years of software development experience in JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks such as React or Angular, CSS3 and HTML5

PREFERRED
•	1+ years of experience with a JavaScript framework like, React, Redux, Angular, or Backbone.
•	1+ years of experience working with Agile methodology
•	Experience in translating front-end mockups and wireframes into functioning applications
•	1+ years’ experience in designing/coding for high availability and performance.
•	1+ years of experience with rapid prototyping / simulations / iterative design
•	Experience supporting accessibility requirements from ADA (Section 508 subset of a11y).
•	1+ years of experience on closures/Prototypes/JS.this and variable scope
•	Understanding of HTTP interaction with browsers (request types, request headers, synchronous/asynchronous requests).
•	Understanding of page rendering orchestration within a browser
•	Experience at using browser development tools within each major browser
•	Delivering software using a container based infrastructure
•	Familiar with Gradle, GIT, GitHUB, GITLab, etc. around continuous integration and continuous delivery infrastructure
•	Experience testing in Selenium frameworks

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS
•	Curious and excited by new ideas 
•	Energized by a fast-paced environment 
•	Able to understand and translate business needs into leading-edge technology 
•	Comfortable working as part of a connected team, but self-motivated 
•	Community-focused, dependable and committed 
•	Exceptionally detail-oriented