Senior User Interface Developer/Prototyper
eHealth - San Francisco, CA

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
eHealth, Inc. is the parent company of eHealthInsurance Services Inc., and is headquartered in Mountain View, California with a marketing office in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1997, eHealth was responsible for the nation’s first online sale of a health insurance policy. With over 3 million sold members, eHealthInsurance is the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses.

eHealthInsurance presents complex health insurance information in an objective, user-friendly format, enabling the research, analysis, comparison and purchase of health insurance products that best meet consumers' needs. Licensed to market and sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia eHealthInsurance has developed partnerships with more than 180 health insurance companies, offering more than 10,000 health insurance products online.

eHealthInsurance is a profitable, public company (NasdaqGM: EHTH) that is continuing to grow even in this challenging economic market.

Recent Acclaim:
eHealthInsurance was honored with a Webby Award for Best Insurance website and was named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley by Deloitte & Touche in their annual Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 Program Award. eHealth has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post and USA Today as well as with CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America and The Today Show.

POSITION SUMMARY:
If you are a Senior UI Developer/Prototyper that loves working close with designers to create stellar Prototypes, this is the job for you! The ideal candidate is an experienced, self-motivated and flexible UI Developer, who has a thorough understanding of the full software development life cycle with strong hands-on development experience, is passionate about user experience and can create commercial quality web products.

ESSENTIAL Job Functions:
You will collaborate effectively with our Design, Engineering and Product Management teams to develop a world class eCommerce user experience that will delight our customers.

Create UI development best practices within the engineering department.

Create rapid prototypes of interfaces to be used as a blueprint for content and technical development

Work with outside vendors to conduct site accessibility audits and implement changes based on feedback.

Frequently Conduct code reviews and fix or oversee UI related bugs.

MINIMUM/REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
5+ years of front-end development experience, especially rapid prototyping

Javascript, CSS 3, XHTML, HTML 5, AJAX, XML, JSON, DOM

Frameworks like ExtJS, Dojo, Prototype, YUI, GWT, jQuery, Ruby on Rails (ROR), Node.js

Solid understanding of User Experience Design and best practices

Experience developing responsive web designs that work well on all devices, especially mobile and tablet.

Experience working with a web server technology (Apache, Tomcat)

Experience developing applications that conform to section 508, WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 guidelines

Familiarity with Freemarker template engine
  • An eye for design
  • Knowledge of server site programming
Version control (CVS, P4V, Subversion)

Strong interpersonal and communications skills

BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience developing Mobile prototypes

MVC frameworks like Struts, Spring, etc

Familiarity with Freemarker template engine

Experience with the eclipseIDE

Knowledge of the Structured Query Language (SQL), relational database principles a plus

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