Front End Engineer/Web Video Developer
Vaxxe Interactive - New York, NY

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We are building a new online video experience. Some technologies we're working with include Freewheel Video Ad server, thePlatform PDK, and HTTP Streaming.

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Front End Engineer with strong online video and HTML5 video expertise. In this capacity, you will write standards-compliant xhtml, css, and unobtrusive javascript to build world-class web applications. Specifically, you will develop the video player and video related web and mobile experiences. You will work with designers, product managers, and backend engineers to create enhanced user experiences through your expertise in front end development.
Responsibilities:

  • Build core video players and related components to create superb user experiences and enable the advertising business goals.
  • Integrate the video players into the consumer facing sites of our leading-brand properties
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, backend engineers and usability engineers to refine the user experience.

Required Skills:

  • 6+ years of work experience in general web application development, with 4+ years with front-end development
  • Work experience with online HTML5 video and/or Flash video player.
  • Advanced Javascript (including DOM, object-oriented Javascript, Ajax, JSON, events, callbacks) and well-demonstrated XHTML/CSS
  • Advanced knowledge of jQuery
  • Comfortable working in an agile development cycle environment

experience integrating front-end code with JSP, JSTL and taglibs or other back-end languages.

  • Knowledge and experience with XSLT
  • Experienced with version control (SVN preferred), content management methodologies
  • Solid understanding of web/usability/accessibility standards

excellent troubleshooting skills

Preferred Skills (bonus if you have these):

  • Experiences with thePlatform video player development kit (PDK).
  • Experiences with FreeWheel ad service development and integration.
  • Experiences with web analytics integration with Adobe SiteCatalyst/Omniture.
  • Experiences with HTTP Streaming.
  • Other equivalent expertise with the following products is also beneficial: Brightcove, Ooyala, Kaltura, and JWPlayer.
  • Experience with large consumer facing CMS integration, Adobe CQ and BrightSpot a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge architecting Front-End frameworks.
  • Knowledge of web application lifecycle, MVC and other design patterns
  • Experience with unit and functional test cases using Selenium.

You should also:

  • be able to work with minimal supervision and with remote co-workers
  • be passionate for building world-class products
  • have a strong sense of commitment and responsibility for your work

have excellent communication and time management skills

  • have demonstrated prior career growth and a desire to learn

have a keen interest in emerging technologies

  • have a friendly, positive attitude - we're a friendly group!

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