(Birchbox) - New York -
Birchbox (http://birchbox.com) is looking for senior software engineers who specialize in frontend development. You are obsessed with delivering the best possible customer experience, value software engineering practices such as testing, and never forget about performance and reusability when designing your code. You build User Interfaces that are responsive, usable, and elegant.
Develop web interfaces and new features for desktop and mobile devices for our incredibly engaged user base
Develop and maintain testing infrastructure for the presentation layer
Continually improve the reusability and maintainability of the frontend codebase
Define Birchbox presentation layer standards and ensure our products meet web standards across all devices
Work with full-stack and back-end engineers to design services and APIs. And sometimes write some model and controller code
Work with product and creative to ensure the best possible user experience and help to prototype attractive and highly usable interfaces
5+ years client-side development experience
Extensive experience crafting HTML and CSS, and familiarity with pre-processors such as LESS and Sass
Experience with view templating languages e.g., Haml
Experience building web interfaces for multiple browsers and devices and familiarity with responsive layout best-practices
Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and web/mobile standards
Working knowledge of a server-side language such as ruby, php or python
Exceptional taste, an eye for detail, a passion for usability, and an interest in ecommerce
A Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Computer Science
Experience developing backend services
Experience working in startups and/or ecommerce
Experience working with Ruby on Rails
Tech @ Birchbox
The tech team at Birchbox is responsible for maintaining and improving the company's customer-facing site (http://birchbox.com), managing hosted and cloud infrastructure, and closely supporting other teams (logistics, marketing, et al.) in our 65+-person company. We work with a wide variety of open-source technologies: Debian-based servers; Chef deployments; Ruby on Rails and Java services; Python scripts; and even PHP and Perl, God forbid. The size of our team and the breadth of its responsibilities means we rely on our engineers to be self-motivated and quickly follow through on tasks without requiring close supervision. In return our engineers are given leeway to use their own initiative.
We are a small, diverse team of engineers:
Ryan Buskirk is a web application engineer, arcade machine builder, guitar wailer, and all around swell guy with over ten years of professional experience.
Becky Case is an engineer who's worked on multi-million-dollar-per-day systems without batting an eyelash. She is obsessed with her Yorkie, Pixel.
Jereme Corrado is a systems architect who enjoys building clean solutions to the hard problems of scale and continually evolving dev.
Liz Crawford is the CTO @ Birchbox. She has a PhD in Computer Science, and a preference for silly novels, adventurous sports, and sunshine.
Aaron Ingram is the author of Practical Oracle Security and a backend programmer specializing in databases and security.
Benjamin Kelly is a data scientist and thrives on discovering actionable insights from data. He has a PhD in Information Theory and enjoys jazz, chess and current affairs.
Matt Kimmel is a jack-of-all-trades programmer who thrives on coding challenges and is fueled by fresh sushi.
Dave Lewis is a dedicated problem solver with a pragmatic approach to everything.
Marie Matheson is an espresso-powered software engineer, responsible for feature development and occasional dabbling in web site beautification.
David Morrison is a product guy who is passionate about technology, startups, design and sports. He loves a jog. And still hasn't found the perfect journal.
Why it's great to work at Birchbox
The chance to build a fresh infrastructure to express better solutions to old and new problems.
The opportunity to work on conceiving, designing and building a next-generation ecommerce experience.
The uncommon chance to be at the start of something huge. We have only made a small dent in what we're planning to do and we are growing rapidly.
We think Cake, Chocolate, Espresso and Indian Cuisine are food groups. Which is part of the reason why we also believe in working out in the office. Push-ups anyone?
Free beauty products and advice on exfoliation (you may not want it, but you'll find out why you need it!).
Birchbox is changing the way people discover and shop for beauty and lifestyle products. We combine a personalized subscription service that delivers high-end samples directly to our members with an online magazine and store. Our platform provides our brand partners with a more effective way to access customers.
Birchbox launched in the Fall of 2010 and is one of the fastest growing companies in New York. We are backed by top VC firms, including Accel Partners and First Round Capital. You can get a feel for the buzz about Birchbox, by searching for us on YouTube: http://birch.ly/nl6nVp. For traditional media coverage, checkout our press page: http://www.birchbox.com/press.
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