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Javascript Developer

Engineering | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Janrain, the leader in user management solutions for the social web, has an immediate opening for a UI engineer on our Widget team. If you want to work in a fast paced environment focused on leading edge technology then this could be the opportunity for you. The right candidate will have experience developing JavaScript applications.

This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic and promising early stage growth company with products and services that enable websites to gain significant benefits by enhancing their user engagement and measurement. The flagship product, Janrain Engage, allows organizations to register and login site visitors with their existing credentials from Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, MySpace, AOL, Hotmail, Windows Live ID or other accounts. Through this process, the site is able to import rich user profile data and address books, as well as encourage the user to share their on-site activities with their social networks to drive additional traffic. Additional Janrain products and services provide customers with a complete user management solution, from registration to sharing, from custom ID solutions to user profile database solutions.

As a member of the Widget team you will get to work with most of Janrain’s products, including the social login widget, the social sharing widget and our customizable registration and profile system. The Widget team is a collaborative team where knowledge and responsibility are shared, creativity is encouraged and opinions are heard. A passion for writing JavaScript is required, whether it be with or without the use of libraries and frameworks.

Janrain is a funded growing company with great potential and plenty of opportunities. If you like a startup environment and culture and are not afraid of a little hard work this could be your dream job. Everyone contributes and every contribution makes a difference.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement interactive user interfaces for Janrain's enterprise level web based applications.
  • Write good JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Produce both working prototypes and production ready features.
  • Work in a team environment developing and maintaining Janrain's SaaS offering.
  • Stay current with the latest front-end web technologies.
  • Create software that meets both users needs & business requirements.

Required Skills/Education

  • 3+ years of JavaScript development, including use of the DOM, AJAX, writing libraries and APIs.
  • Experience and knowledge with JavaScript security issues, XSS.
  • Ability to implement complex JavaScript functionality without the help of a framework like jQuery.
  • Strong experience with a JavaScript framework like jQuery.
  • Expertise with HTML & CSS and current best practices.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks like rails.
  • Strong understanding of git or similar DVCS
  • Experience with writing unit tests
  • Understanding of browser developer tools
  • Cross-browser testing & troubleshooting
  • Pluses: HTML5, usability, an eye for design.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience.

Working Conditions

  • Janrain offers a generous benefit package, which includes medical and dental coverage, vacation, life insurance and disability plans.
  • Foosball challenges and play are an everyday occurrence.
  • A casual environment coupled with a clear mission makes for rewarding place to work.

Job Location

Portland, OR, US.

Position Type


No Relocation Reimbursements Offered

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter.