Sr. Front End Developer at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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Make an impact and love what you do! 

As the senior front-end engineer embedded in an energetic agile team of Software and QA Engineers, your primary focus will be on developing UI components and working with multiple development teams to ensure that these components and the overall web application are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important.

Core requirements and responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop new user-facing features using React.js
  • Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
  • Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
  • Understands and mitigates the impact of technical decisions across the entire product
  • Drives and manages design conversations for features considering business need
  • Defines and creates artifacts/documents that are valuable to the team and external stakeholders
  • Incorporate new approaches into the team as needed
  • Responsible for developing new features and supporting/bug fixing existing features
  • Acts as a role model and mentors other team members technically and culturally.
  • Contributes to defining and enforcing procedures, standards and methodologies related to software development.
  • Closely follow industry trends and the open source community

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles.
  • Experience with React.js state management patterns. (Context / Redux / Flux)
  • Passionate about building beautiful and seamless user interfaces
  • Designed and can describe the tradeoffs between CSS, SCSS, and CSS in JS.
  • Have experience testing front-end components. (react testing library, jest, enzyme)
  • Familiarity with version 6 of ECMAScript / JavaScript.
  • Experience with functional and immutable JavaScript programming.
  • Have experience documenting front-end components. (Storybook.js)
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs.
  • Knowledge of modern web authentication standards, such as JSON Web Tokens
  • Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines.
  • Experience with front-end build tools ( Webpack , ESLint, Babel, NPM)
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools (Git)
  • Ensures quality of code within the team written or reviewed
  • Define and adhere to quality/technical team standards
  • Makes decisions across the product that help long-term maintainability, reuse, security and performance
  • Able to diagnose issues and provide solutions for complex, ambiguous problems
  • Can independently frame problems and perform relevant research
  • Curious and avid learners
  • Communicate clearly to explain and defend design decisions
  • Self-motivated and excellent problem-solvers
  • Driven to improve, personally and professionally
  • Mentor and inspire others to raise the bar for everyone around them
  • Collaborate with their peers, designing pragmatic solutions
  • Operate best in a fast-paced, flexible work environment
  • Prepare technical training and information sessions for other staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related technical field) or equivalent practical experience
  • Are very strong in both design, architecture and implementation at an enterprise level
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Have an intense passion for innovating and crafting clean code and mentoring their teams
  • 5-7 years of professional experience with JavaScript frameworks and ReactJs
  • Are in-tune with high performance and high availability design/programming
  • Enjoy solving problems through the entire application stack
  •  Design 'perfect-fit' solutions with engineering teams and business units to drive business growth and customer delight

 

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time
  • Located and working from an office location
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds
  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.)
  • Frequent sitting and/or standing


Vertafore is a drug free workplace and conducts preemployment drug and background screenings
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The selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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