Front-End Web Developer — Usability, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby on Rails

Acunote
 San Mateo, CA

We are looking for an exceptional front-end web developer to join our team building hosted web application using Ruby on Rails. This is a cross-functional role lying between hard-core backend software development and web design.

The ideal candidate will have created multiple good-looking and highly usable web applications and web sites. He/she will be a master of HTML, CSS, JavaScript/AJAX and will be able to create professional interfaces using this medium. He will will be an advocate for the user, understanding user's needs and improving usability. He/she will understand tradeoffs inherent in web development and will achieve appropriate compromise between the looks, functionality and code complexity.

Pluron, Inc is the maker of Acunote, online project management software for Agile development. We are based in Foster City, CA. This job is with our R&D group in Ukraine (Kiev and Nikolayev), but we will consider qualified candidates elsewhere.

Qualifications (several are desirable, NOT all are required)

Domain Knowledge:

  • Extensive experience developing interactive web applications
  • Mastery of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/AJAX
  • Extensive experience with cross-browser issues
  • Experience with Prototype, jQuery or other JavaScript libraries
  • Ability to create user intefaces that are professional, functional and great looking while making appropriate tradeoffs between the looks, functionality and code complexity

General:

  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Good English
  • Active participation in open-source projects, mailing lists, blogs
  • Good writing skills

Background/Software Engineering:

  • Computer Science or related degree
  • Appreciation of usability and functional beauty
  • HCI/industrial design/art background
  • Experience with several programming languages

Tools:

  • Good UNIX experience
  • Experience with source control tools, e.g. Subversion, Perforce, Git, ClearCase, CVS
  • Mastery of an advanced programmer's editor — Emacs, vi, Eclipse, KDevelop, etc.
  • Experience with graphical editors like Photoshop, Gimp, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape

Please send your resume and cover letter as plain text, PDF, or MS Word to . Please include your name in the Subject of the email.

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