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Frontend Developer

Engineering | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

About You
You are driven to push JavaScript and the web browser beyond what others have already done. You have a reputation for being a skilled programmer and also have a passion for the way the pixels look on the page.  Your proven track record of building amazing things speaks for itself.  You are passionate about creating extraordinary web experiences by writing beautiful code.  You have experience with JavaScript, CSS and semantic HTML and have strong debugging abilities across all major browsers.  You've worked efficiently in large JavaScript codebases and know how to keep the code modular and loosely coupled. You are passionate about patterns and practices that tame the complexities of building, maintaining and testing Javascript-heavy single page web applications.  You enjoy being apart of a collaborative team that is focused on building a product that will delight customers.

The Role
You will be be responsible for developing high performance, responsive user interfaces for modeling, wrangling, processing and storing massive datasets and managing Platfora's server clusters. The clean, intuitive, and beautiful user interface you will build plays a critical role in the Platfora user experience -- allowing users to navigate through data and visually manipulate massive data sets to gain new insights and also to share and tell stories around their data.  You will develop core frontend components of a fast, scalable, complex web application (Haml, CoffeeScript, HTML5, SASS, CSS, JavaScript) using libraries and frameworks (e.g. Knockout JS, Angular JS, Ember JS, Batman JS, Closure).  The sleek, beautiful results of your work make you an integral part of our product/engineering group as you define, design, and develop new features with a top-caliber team.

Tags: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML5, CSS3, Haml, SASS, LESS, Closure, Knockout JS, Angular JS, Ember JS, Batman JS

What You Can Expect
We are laser focused on building the next great data company. If you join us, you can expect to work with talented, driven, creative and results-oriented co-workers who also bring joy and balance to their work. We are building desktop-class web applications that operate at the intersection of big data, HCI and computer graphics.  Platfora provides browser based direct manipulation interfaces for exploratory data analysis and visualization.  We use programming paradigms inspired by reactive programming, constraint programming and component based programming to improve software robustness and reduce plumbing code. We believe that MVVM and data-binding are the way forward for productively building and maintaining dynamic user interfaces with near-zero DOM manipulation. Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership and a competitive salary and benefits.

About Us
Platfora is revolutionizing web applications by building desktop-class appls that operate at the intersection of big data, HCI and computer graphics.  We make Hadoop useful and unlock big data in amazingly interactive ways for everyday business users and analysts. To get there, we are building an extraordinary team of big data and scalable systems experts, and sublime UX/visualization designers. Join us on the journey ahead!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Local Bay Area candidates only. Principals only.