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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 (3+ years) 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, Dart, HTML5, CSS3, Haml, SASS, LESS, Closure, Knockout JS, Angular JS, Ember JS, Batman JS, D3

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 Platfora

Platfora puts an end to the gut decision by giving enterprises blazing fast factual insights across all of their data sets for outsized competitive advantage. Delivered as subscription software on premises, or in the cloud, Platfora Big Data Analytics is a platform that anyone can use. Platfora’s technology mixes customer interaction, machine and transactional data for insightful correlations across large volumes of data so that enterprises can meet and exceed their business goals in the Fact-based Economy. Companies such as Comcast, Disney,, The Washington Post, DirecTV, Citi, Riot Games, Opower and Vivint use Platfora as their permanent path to success with big data.

We are Big Data Analytics, and we are building an extraordinary team of data and scalable systems experts, sublime UX and visualization designers, and savvy field people to build big data analytics . Join us on the journey ahead!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Local Bay Area candidates only. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract with an OK to work on this role, prior to submitting resumes to Platfora.

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