JavaScript Engineer
Swoop - Cambridge, MA

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JavaScript Engineer

At Swoop we are pushing the limits of single page cross domain web application development. Not only does our code need to run correctly, but it needs to run in some of the most hostile environments on the Web: other people’s web pages. In order to be successful we are using JavaScript to help automate the frontend development workflow using tools like NodeJS, Grunt, and PhantomJS. A Swoop engineer values user experience and follows a design-driven development style. We like to get feedback quickly, which is why we run weekly sprints and release continuously.

About you:

- Experience building client side web applications (single page web apps, RIA)
- Expert knowledge of Javascript
- Understanding of NodeJS or JavaScript environments outside of the browser
- Experience with single page web app design / frameworks
- Cross browser development techniques
- Understanding of modular JavaScript techniques
- Test driven development
- Experience designing asynchronous APIs
- Solid understanding of debugging techniques
- Cross browser HTML/CSS development

Nice to have:

- Experience with third-party JS development (3PJS, OPPJS)
- Familiar with cross-domain techniques
- Open-source project contributions
- Experience with AMD JavaScript module development
- Automation and tooling using JavaScript
- MongoDB Experience
- Backend development in Java or Ruby on Rails
- NodeJS / NPM

Tools we use:

- NodeJS
- Grunt
- AngularJS
- jQuery
- RequireJS
- Jasmine
- PhantomJS


- The opportunity to stretch and be awesome.
- A top-notch product organization with great people you can learn from.
- Cheap stock options in a growing startup with a very experienced team. We have a dozen startups under our belts with many big exits.
- Competitive salary and full benefits.
- The best workstation setup you’ve seen: top-of-the-line Mac, triple monitors, height-adjustable desk, Embody chair.
- The chance to relax and play at work. Our office has Mad Men couches, a media player, frequently delivered lunches, etc. When you are not writing JavaScript you can hack our 3D printer.
- Help relocating to the Boston area.

What we look for in everyone:

- Ambition to make things awesome, not just good enough.
- Positive attitude and desire to work with great people.
- A hunger to learn and grow.

Work at Swoop

We are a small team in a well-funded startup changing the way advertising affects 100+M people every week. We are looking for passionate people who love startup life and care about user experience, customer development, working with a diverse group of smart & experienced people, and having fun every day.

Our Business

Online advertising powers the free Web. On average, it sucks but it doesn't have to. At Swoop we value user experience, which is why we have created search-centric programmatic advertising that consumers enjoy engaging with. We value results, which is why we significantly outperform traditional advertising alternatives. We also value simplicity, which makes us very easy to do business with.

Our Technology

We run in the cloud using HTML5/Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, R, ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB, Hive/Hadoop, Resque, RabbitMQ and various natural language processing and machine learning technologies. We like to challenge the status quo and create elegant solutions to impossible problems. We run weekly sprints and often release several times per day. We know what it takes to build and ship great products. It’s why many of the previous companies we’ve been involved with have had significant exits. We pay it forward by being mentors, speakers and OSS contributors.

Our Space

We've mastered the Feng Shui of our workspace: whiteboards everywhere, natural light with no glare, height-adjustable desks, triple monitors and the fastest MacBooks money can buy. We didn’t want to spend our time commuting so we picked an office location that’s very easy to get to. We are next to the Alewife stop on the red line and an easy drive on Route 2. There are many restaurants in the area and our building has the best cafeteria we know of, short of the one at the Googleplex. It's run by Whole Foods. Stop by. The burritos are on us.

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Swoop finds new search inventory for search marketers. We do it in high value verticals like Health, Auto, Finance, CPG and Travel. We live...