Software Engineer, Front-End
Gemvara - Boston, MA

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The Role: Software Engineer, Front-End The Job: As a Software Engineer, Front-End you will be responsible for developing core user interface functionality for our web platform and applications. What You°ll Do: We are looking for someone to help us take our web platform for consumer-facing mass customization to the next level. Gemvara ’s patented technology and just-in-time manufacturing offers customers millions of options to personalize each design. We have a true virtual inventory model where each piece is manufactured to order at the highest possible quality.

The technical challenges in product development are significant, including navigating a world of limitless user-generated content. We are building an e-commerce product set that is unique to the industry. You will be building the next-generation personalized user experience to get our customers from more than a million options to finding and buying the perfect piece of jewelry. You will be developing functionality to support our customer care representatives so they can provide customers with the best experience possible on the phone, via email, and on live chat.

You will be adding capabilities to help us gather and analyze accurate data on how our customers interact with the site to support our marketing efforts and improve the website. The challenges are many and always interesting. How do you optimize page layouts and content to drive repeat traffic, to drive the customer to the information they need to make a purchase? What tools can we give our customer care reps to help them get the customer to the perfect piece of jewelry?

How do we do all this while maintaining site speed? How do we balance SEO and user experience? How do you show all of the options without overwhelming customers ? Are you are a results-oriented, self-motivated creative team player who is driven to come up with great solutions to these problems?

We are looking for a strong contributor who drives innovation while having a good time with a great team. We work hard and we play hard. Skills You°ll Need To Be Successful: • Expert knowledge of web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS). We use HTML5, SASS, Compass, Backbone.js, jQuery and more • Experience developing with a templating engine, both server side (we use Twig) and client side (we use Underscore.js) • Knowledge of PHP, ability to dive in when necessary, Symfony2 experience a plus.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple departments • Passion for elegance in the UX, pixel perfection, and getting the details right. • Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code. • Familiar with development on OS X/Linux, Version control with Git, and general best practices • 4+ years of experience in front-end development • BS in computer science or engineering