Senior Javascript Software Engineer
American Institutes for Research - Naperville, IL

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Overview:
Be part of something innovative and cutting edge.

Join our team of more than seventy software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.

Some of our ground-breaking work includes:
  • advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)
  • mobile support for the user interfaces
  • learning management systems with social media features
  • user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities
  • innovative, machine-scorable items
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a Senior Javascript Software Engineer to join our team in the Naperville, IL office.

Responsibilities:
  • Leadership role in designing/engineering the front-end of a web-based online testing system and learning management systems; specifically:
  • Using cutting-edge technology to provide custom, adaptive tests to students
  • Building interactive tools such as recorders, calculators, text-to-speech, scratchpads
  • Using advanced rendering innovative questions that enable deeper analysis into measuring student abilities
  • Optimizing data delivery over the internet using state-of-the-art techniques
  • Perform software requirements analysis, task estimation and milestone definition through engagement with technical project managers, architects, and software engineers
  • Lead and supervise development and deployment of systems described above
  • Mentor staff
Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science and 7+ years professional software development experience
  • 3-4 years professional development experience with JavaScript; HTML5; jQuery; and XML working specifically on web applications
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript (including AJAX, DOM manipulations, JSONP, event models etc) and one or more cross browser frameworks (YUI, JQuery, Google Closure etc)
  • Expert knowledge of browser DOM and cross-browser / platform compatibility issues and techniques for front-end development
  • Experience with high traffic & dynamic web apps / high performance web page optimization techniques
  • Experience with ASP.Net, C# or Java in building multi-tier systems
  • Excellent grasp of Web Standards and why we should develop for them
  • Familiarity with agile development cycles & rapid prototyping
  • Familiarity with SVG, Actionscript, HTML5 and other emerging RIA technologies a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) lives and breathes to enhance human performance. The not-for-profit organization conducts...