Web Performance Engineer
Vaxxe Interactive - Knoxville, TN

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Responsible for influencing, evangelizing, and optimizing Front End (Mobile & Web) performance across digital properties for broadcast media brands. Need a hands-on, Front End Engineer / Performance Analyst that can bring innovative front-end technical solutions to help achieve the highest levels of performance to improve user experience. Upcoming projects include performance optimization of the upcoming site refresh, performance optimization of major Tentpoles/Digital Event promotions, and performance optimization of other existing properties.

The Web Performance Engineer/Analyst will:

  • Work with the Performance Architect to research and implement Performance Management/Monitoring processes, tools, and metrics/KPI’s.
  • Establish & aide in running the ongoing Performance optimization program across the networks' digital properties based on collaboration with stakeholders and analytics team to build a prioritized plan based on metrics.
  • Influence and evangelize the importance & status of Front End Performance across the Digital organization
  • Collaborate with Project teams during their optimization of Front End Performance throughout the software development lifecycle, including during planning, execution, verification/reviews, launch, and operations.
  • Consult with Editorial, SEO, Design, and Product teams to ensure performance optimization during ongoing site Production/Operations.
  • Work with the Performance Architect to research and prototype new and innovative Front End Performance techniques and tools
  • Work with the Performance Architect to create and distribute standards & best practices for Front End Performance to both technical and business audiences.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • Expertise in mobile/web performance measurement, monitoring, and management tools & processes
  • Expertise with mobile & web performance optimization techniques, tools, and best practices
  • Significant experience creating highly scalable & fast performing web sites, web-based applications, & mobile apps
  • Significant experience coaching engineers in standards compliant, cross browser/device website and mobile performance optimization.
  • Significant experience in web/mobile related technologies including Javascript, CSS, HTML, jQuery, JSON, AJAX
  • General experience with other web/mobile related technologies such as API, REST, JSON, XML, XSLT, AJAX, Java, JSP, JAX-RS, Jersey, Apache CXF, Spring, Struts, PHP, Objective C, CMS: Adobe Day CQ.
  • Expert organization and time management skills
  • Expert oral and written communication skills
  • Expert Interpersonal skills
  • Experience with business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of digital media & web site production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media
  • Ability to plan, execute and evaluate prototypes
  • Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and geographically diverse environment
  • Ability to manage people and processes, including vendors and contractors
  • Ability to work under time constraints or to a deadline

Educational and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field or equivalent experience and 5 years experience implementing mission critical web or mobile solutions that are fast performing, scalable, extensible and maintainable, with 1-3 years in a performance management capacity. Requires experience in launching mission critical and high visibility interactive web sites/applications as a key member of a development team. Some travel required.


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