JavaScript Contractor
Synacor - Buffalo, NY

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The JavaScript Contractor (Player Integration Contractor)* who has extensive experience writing object-oriented JavaScript as well as expertise in CSS3 and HTML5 for Web application development in a variety of browsers. This contractor may also have Flash development expertise, but this is not required.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Development, documentation, and maintenance of cutting edge web-based player integrations in our portal.
  • Writing technical and non-technical specifications and the documentation of procedures.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll need to bring to the table:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent work experience
  • Expertise in programming with OOP JavaScript including the entire software development lifecycle
  • Expertise with jQuery as well as experience with other JavaScript frameworks, Backbone.js and Handlebars client-side templates
  • Experience with user interface design principles and implementation including CSS3 and HTML5 (Transitions, Animations, Gradients, Rounded Corners, CSS3 Layouts)
  • Experience in programming PHP is desirable
  • Experience in Flash development is desirable
  • Experience using Git is desirable
  • Proficient in Unix/Linux use, shell scripting is a plus
  • Able to solve problems, analyzing possible solutions in a methodical fashion
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet set deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate
What we’ll bring to the table:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Award winning company culture
  • Casual dress and flexible environment
  • 25 cent vending machines
  • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
  • Monthly company connections (get to know your co-workers)
  • The opportunity to make a difference!
*This is a contract based position that will run 3-6 months

Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace. Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending machines. Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the executives. Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our new open workspaces. Our leadership team understands that the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide exemplary customer service. Synacor's headquarters is located along Buffalo's waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection! Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite providers, Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

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Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace. Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending...