We’re Hiring! Front end developer with strong JS skills

Written by Lyza Gardner on

We’re growing! We’re searching for an enthusiastic and talented JavaScript and front-end developer to join our team.
We’re looking for someone who is crackerjack at JavaScript and the other building blocks of complex HTML5 apps—of course!—but who isn’t scared of putting things together on the back end or tackling other technical tasks needed to bring a web-based or hybrid native mobile application to bear.

Mobile is fast-paced and constantly changing, and we’re changing constantly along with it. Our team is built of flexible, smart folks who enjoy learning new stuff all the time and see opportunity in the challenges presented by all of those mobile devices out there (and their sometimes-finicky, inconsistent behavior).

We’re a small agency with big aspirations, focused on building mobile and web solutions for our customers. We believe in cross-platform solutions and advocate a mixture of mobile web, native, and hybrid approaches to mobile development depending on the project objectives.

Cloud Four was founded in November, 2007 by four mobile and Web enthusiasts. Our mission is to create usable, inspired mobile and web applications using standards-based technologies. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, and our projects vary in audience and scope accordingly.

This is a full time position on-site in lovely, lively Portland, Ore. We offer benefits including medical, dental, vision, and IRA.

Job Description

  • Research, identify and document client technical requirements.
  • Determine and identify appropriate technologies to be used.
  • Assist with developing technical project schedules, plans, task assignments and time estimates.
  • Assist in strategic planning and requirements gathering.
  • Program mobile applications and build mobile web sites.
  • Be a positive and enthusiastic contributor to our team.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Able to create a concise, clear plan of action from multiple input sources and stakeholders; flexible and responsive to changes in requirements and scope.
  • Self-directed and takes an ownership role of complex projects.
  • Strategy-focused and creative; excited to face new challenges and learn new skills.
  • Deadline-driven and steadfast about meeting commitments to customers.
  • Excellent communicator, ability to comprehend and articulate technical concepts both internally and to customers.
  • Able to learn and be productive quickly.
  • Passionate about the job and enjoys solving customer needs.
  • Straightforward, honest, team player.
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Comfortable and enthusiastic in a small, start-up environment.

Experience and skills we’re seeking

  • 3-5+ years of relevant technical experience or related background.
  • Keen focus on JavaScript, with a firm expertise in application design, architecture, performance, testing and security.
  • Extensive experience with additional core front-end technologies (HTML5, HTML5 APIs, CSS), tools and components.
  • Some programming experience in at least one additional web language: PHP and/or Ruby are ideal.
  • A background of mobile web application implementation and/or experience with PhoneGap or other hybrid-native
    technologies strongly preferred.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Not required, but excellent:
    • Native iOS or Android development
    • Node.js experience
    • Back-end web development experience

Drop us a line

Interested? Send us a resume and cover letter at jobs@cloudfour.com.

Lyza Gardner

Lyza Gardner is a writer for O’Reilly, A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, NET Magazine and co-founder of Cloud Four. Lyza advocates for elegant standards, education and compassion in pursuit of the best possible future Web.

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