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Frontend Engineer

Company: Civitech
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Civitech is an Austin, Texas based political technology startup that is devoted to applying technology-based solutions to civic problems.-- We are a team of developers, organizers, former candidates, marketers, game designers, musicians, veterans, artists, and scientists that are committed to changing progressive politics for the better. We are building elegant, usable interfaces that will help people run for public office, make it easier for volunteers to get involved in the civic arena, and offer modern solutions for local governments to better provide services to their constituents.-- Our #1 goal at Civitech is to help Democrats win more elections throughout the USA at every level of government, repeatedly. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity and dignity, that government's purpose is to improve the collective good, and nobody is above the law. We strive to equip public servants with the tools they need to pursue these values in their campaigns and once elected. We are looking for a highly skilled software engineer who can write code and lead projects on a team most focused on building a series of user interfaces that will handle complex functions in simple ways to improve the user experience.-- These projects require strong expertise with Angular frameworks. Experience with maps, executive dashboards, and gaming is of note. We work with a modern tech stack, incorporating Angular, BigQuery, Gitlab, Sketch, Apache, Spark, Google Cloud, continuous deployment, and more.-- Our team is constantly learning and applying new technologies and frameworks for the betterment of our friends and neighbors. We are leaders in the civic tech space, which you can see here and here, and we regularly give talks at events with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, political campaigns, and more. Location: Civitech is based in Austin, Texas. Please submit a resume and a description of why you're interested and include the subject line "SENIOR FRONT-END DEVELOPER APPLICANT" to Responsibilities:Build a CRM and marketplace platform to power Democratic campaigns from school board to President.Use a combination of HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, and ANGULAR to transform designs and build everything a user sees and interacts with on our website and application.Work independently and as part of a team to develop next generation progressive civic techContribute to the maintenance and improvement of multiple platforms, frameworks and APIsCollaborate with developers and platform managers as a member of an agile/scrum team to develop, debug, and test new user facing applicationsContribute to organizational roadmaps and platform/engineering planning meetingsAdhere strictly to all organizational IT and data security policiesEnsure the technical feasibility of all UI/UX designs/specificationsPerform routine code reviews for applications/platforms/developersWrite functional requirements documents and guidesCreate quality mockups and prototypesEnsure high quality graphic standards and brand consistencyCollaborate with internal and external teams to identify system requirementsDesign user interface and web layout using HTML/CSS best practicesSuggest new features to improve program navigation and operationGather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with project teamsIllustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemapsDesign graphic user interface elements like menus, tabs and widgetsBuild page navigation buttons and search fields RequirementsFamiliarity with Test Driven Development, continuous integration, browser testing, and debuggingAbility to write clean, well-documented code using CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, and JavaExperience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQueryGood understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAXExperience working with software teams using Agile/Scrum methodologies.Proven work experience as an Angular developerKnowledge of wireframe tools a plusExperience working with a project management system (e.g. JIRA).Ability to resolve cross-browser compatibility issues (without throwing a computer)Experience building platform agnostic applications, and mobile interfacesExcellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneouslyExperience using the Git version control systemYou must have a strong work ethic and lead by example Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, competitive salary.--Benefits include a company health plan with medical, dental, and vision insurance; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and a competitive company option plan. Civitech provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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