Sr. Software Engineer - Frontend
Elance, Inc. - Mountain View, CA

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Elance is pioneering a new way to work, helping businesses level the playing field by providing them with access to great talent on demand. As a key member of our Engineering team, you will contribute to the development of product vision that will transform the way people work. This is an opportunity for you to develop in the hottest space in technology - HTML5, Javascript, CSS3. We will offer you a challenging environment where you have the ability to solve technical and product challenges, work with rockstar engineers and make an immediate impact. In turn, we want you to never settle for anything less than stellar work.

In this role, you will:
Contribute to the innovation and technical direction for Frontend architecture and features

Interact with cross functional engineering teams to architect and develop high-performance, scalable and flexible front-end UI and presentation services on top of highly scalable service oriented architecture

Work with product and design teams to take mockups, wireframes, and screenshots and turn them into elegant, standards compliant, functional user interfaces with cross-browser compatibility, accessibility and search engine optimization

Contribute to design and development efforts on all levels of the application stack (with a middle-tier implemented in PHP)

Own the quality of your features including unit testing, functional testing, and performance

To win in this role, you need:
3+ years of consumer-facing web front end development experience

Expertise in writing elegant and cross-browser HTML/CSS/JavaScript with an attention to detail, scalability, performance, and maintainability

Proficient in DOM API and AJAX programming

Familiar with JavaScript libraries, including Mootools and jQuery

Front end debugging experience using tools like Firebug/Chrome dev tools

Knowledge of latest open standards such as CSS3 and HTML5

Solid experience working with the LAMP stack and PHP

Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills

Able to work in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment

BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field

Experience with frameworks like Symfony2 is a big plus

Agile development experience through scrum

Web performance and scalability tuning

Knowledge of search engine optimization

Well-versed in principles of RESTful API design

About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).

A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.

You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.

So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic.”

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