Front-End Developer
YCharts - New York, NY

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YCharts is a venture-backed, NYC-based financial information and analysis startup looking for a front-end engineer to add to our small team.

We're building a large scale, data heavy financial market research application that has real time components and lots of background processing. We're looking for a talented engineer to help us build out this application. Our ideal candidate is well-rounded, with experience in both front-end interactive features and back-end systems. Our process is highly iterative. We believe the best way to test our products, designs and technologies are to launch them quickly and figure out what is working and what is not. Our service is currently built on JS/Jquery, NodeJS, Redis, Python/Django amongst other technologies.


Build large-scale interactive/real-time mvc style JavaScript applications like or Work with NodeJS and related libraries to build server side JavaScript applications that do anything from generating dynamic stock chart images to efficiently returning streaming news and quotes Work with testing tools and frameworks such as Mocha and Should.js to test new and existing parts of the site. Get involved with the Javascript/Node.js community, leveraging new frameworks and tools as they are released to improve our site and processes Be willing and able to write code in Python/Django as needed to help accomplish above responsibilities. Improve the codebase by constantly looking for places to make things faster, cleaner, clearer.


Deep interest and experience with JavaScript, in all its forms. We'd like to see 1-2 years experience if applying for Junior. 3-5+ for Senior. Some experience on higher traffic sites would be great. Some experience on higher traffic sites would be great. Experience with a dynamic language (Python, Ruby) preferably in the context of a web framework (Django, Rails). Extreme attention to detail and a focus on Quality is something we value greatly. You will not be happy working with us if you don't have this.