Lead JavaScript Application Developer

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The Lead JavaScript Application Developer role provides technical consulting to management, business users, and technical associates and works closely with other developers to complete requests and implement features. This position is responsible for the implementation of interfaces and their behaviors along of the integration of those interfaces with server-side services. They will lead efforts to generate code that will not alter the presentation across supported browsers, operating systems and devices.

Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning

  • Acquire and interpret business requirements, creates a functional specification, and determines the most efficient/appropriate technologies.
  • Research and improve current coding standards.
  • Research and implement new development techniques.
  • Submit and review technical and process improvement recommendations as a member of the technical leadership team.
  • Work with business and IT teams to plan new features, gather requirements and suggest solutions.
  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support).
  • Ability to work with new technologies while showing drive, versatility, adaptability, and creative thinking.
  • Help foster a culture of innovation and out-of-the box thinking.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Perform analysis of business models, logical specifications, and/or customer requirements to design and build Internet solutions utilizing multiple technologies.
  • Estimate hours for project tasks.
  • Schedule and lead brainstorming activities surrounding development functionality.
  • Perform complex programming assignments requiring an advanced aptitude of established programming standards, methods, and best practices.
  • Mitigate significant risks associated with projects, which have a high technical complexity and/or involve significant challenges to the business.
  • Collaborate with other teams to ensure shared use of standard tools and processes.
  • Communicate effectively by using natural language and by writing clear and concise code.

Operational Management

  • Manage and prioritize workload between project and maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain and modify web applications; make approved changes by amending application documentation, developing detailed programming logic, and coding changes.
  • Provide support for critical web application problems and issues.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in the discovery and investigation of critical production problems as required.
  • Train and teach other developers.
  • Help foster development of teams cross-functional and collaborative capabilities.

Incidental Functions

  • Conduct research into new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
  • Train and knowledge share with development teams.
  • Mentor and coach developers and/or Professional Apprentices.
  • Project and task management and reporting as necessary.
  • Make presentations to management, clients, and peer groups as requested.
  • Schedule and lead project and communication meetings with clients.
  • Provide tier 2, on-call support for critical web application problems and issues.
  • Analyze performance of websites and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with clients and approval of supervisor.
  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Minimal travel, up to 5% may be required.
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday may be required.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 8+ years IT experience.
  • 8+ years experience responsive Web Development.
  • 5+ years experience working with CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript.
  • Expertise in JavaScript App development using contemporary React and Redux approaches and tools. These include Hooks, Function Components, and React Router.
  • Full command of the modern JavaScript language. This includes ES6 language additions such as array, map, and set methods; module architecture; arrow functions; object and array destructuring; function parameter methods; and Promises.
  • Expertise in of command line git and of Github.
  • Extensive experience configuring and running WebPack.
  • Expertise in using code linters and typing libraries.
  • Extensive experience with various HTML5 web APIs, especially Drag and Drop, Canvas, SVG, File API, Indexed DB, Web Storage, Typed Arrays, and Web Workers.
  • Basic familiarity with Node.js
  • Extensive experience with npm packages and npm command line statements.
  • Experience managing and running Docker containers.
  • Extensive experience integrating with APIs over REST services.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility practices.
  • Extensive experience working as part of an enterprise web team, interfacing with back-end developers, designers, web engineers, and external agencies or partners.

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