Website Developer, III
Blue Nile - Seattle, WA

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Blue Nile is currently seeking a Website Developer to join the Site Development team. In In this position, you will be part of a small team of highly-skilled developers utilizing current web technologies to maintain and enhance the Blue Nile website. The Site Development team is also an integral part of our initiatives supporting international expansion. This position focuses on designing and developing the software of the Blue Nile website, including our tablet and mobile versions, and integrating with social media (e.g. Facebook). In this position, you will work on a wide variety of projects that are directly connected with an active, growing business. You will apply your strong knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery to maintain the website. You will apply your knowledge of service oriented architectures, design patterns, and frameworks to enhance the software that supports the website.

Blue Nile seeks candidates who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and demonstrate a record of achievement. The successful candidate will have strong problem solving skills, a sense of enthusiasm towards learning new technologies, and a strong sense of ownership and responsibility. Come make your mark at a small company where you have the opportunity to make a difference.

Blue Nile is a successful and growing company, started in 1999 and now the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our corporate offices are located in Seattleā€™s vibrant Pioneer Square district, home to the latest wave of internet startups and packed with restaurants and entertainment including CenturyLink and Safeco fields. We are close to transportation, the waterfront, and parks. Our dress code favors jeans and our facilities include bike racks and showers.

Primary Responsibilities:
Communicate with multiple business departments within Blue Nile to clarify and define their requests for new features or functionality within our site.

Understand functional requirements and put together accurate time estimates.

Use your knowledge of design patterns and frameworks to design the solutions necessary to implement the requested changes.

Work with other developers on large projects making substantial changes to our site.

Develop primarily using Java, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Working alongside our creative team, design and implement attractive and rich UI features.

Independently handle ad-hoc requests to make complex changes to our site layout, features, and content.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Strong experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is essential; 3+ years is needed.

Strong experience with JavaScript libraries - JQuery is preferred.

Software development experience; 3+ years working with an object-oriented programming language - Java is preferred.

Strong communication skills; you will be working with a variety of business leaders throughout the company.

Experience developing and maintaining public database-driven websites.

Experience with cross-browser compatibility issues

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