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Web Application Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About TRUSTe:

TRUSTe is the market leader in privacy management solutions, enabling businesses to optimize their e-commerce, mobile, cloud, social, and advertising channels. We are best known for our green Certified Privacy Seal now displayed on over 4,000 websites (including Apple, Disney, Groupon, Verizon, and Zynga) and seen by millions of customers each year. We are experiencing rapid growth driven by the increased use of customer data to power new online channels like targeted ads, mobile apps, and cloud services – and the corresponding demands from consumers and regulators for more transparency and control over this data usage. Businesses turn to TRUSTe to build / protect their brand, maintain compliance, and increase sales. We have strong financials, are backed by leading venture capital firms (including Accel), and have a deep and talented executive team including veterans from AOL, HP, Double Click, Google, VeriSign, and Yahoo.This position is located is located in San Francisco (5th / Market a short walk to BART & Cal Train). Learn more at

We feature a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment that places heavy emphasis on innovation, teamwork, and an ongoing commitment to making the internet a safe and productive place to do business.  We work hard and we play hard. We have some unique benefits including a fully stocked kitchen; a ping pong table on our outside deck; a tranquility room to chill out in; a dart board where you can throw darts and win money instantaneously; scavenger hunts throughout SF and monthly gatherings. Of course we offer the traditional benefits – health insurance, a 401(k) with a match, life insurance, short term and long term disability and a competitive base and bonus program.

Position Overview:

TRUSTe is seeking a talented, experienced Web Application Developer (Frontend Engineer) to join our engineering team. The Web Developer will own the User Interface of major website projects from inception to development and delivery, working closely with an agile team including the Visual Designer, Product Owners and Development team.

  • Design and develop Web based applications for internal and customer use
  • Own front-end layout and visual execution for TRUSTe
  • Act as the technical expert for presentation technologies on the engineering team
  • Contributing to presentation layer standards and practices as a part of the engineering team
  • Contributing to testing and implementation approach for presentation layer
  • Build reporting dashboards for internal and external use
  • Act as subject matter expert on Web UI design and implementation


Personal Attributes:

  • Self starter able to proactively solve problems and work as the sole developer on a major feature area
  • Ability to design, develop, iterate on a rapid basis
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Understanding of latest innovations, trends and emerging technologies in web user interface development
Required Skills:
  • 5 years minimum experience with Java, Javascript, JSON, DOM, HTML/XHTML and CSS. HTML5 is desired, but not required
  • 3 years minimum experience with Java based web applications, Hibernate and Spring MVC, experience with GWT is a plus
  • Client side development on at least one successfully deployed high volume website
  • Proficiency with basic algorithms, data structures and relevant time/storage tradeoffs
  •  Experience solving cross browser compatibility, optimization, and layout issues
  •  Experience with web page performance tools
  •  Working with the engineering team to create modular templates for better site manageability
  • Design, develop, iterate on a rapid basis while organizing and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience prototyping visually attractive and highly usable web interfaces
  • Working closely with product team, other engineers, and designers
  • Development experience using extensible web authoring tools
  • Experience developing and implementing open source software projects
  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience
Desired Skills:
  • Experience of working in a start-up environment
  • Experience of Agile development methodologies
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for the latest innovations, trends and emerging technologies in web user interface development
  • Good working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with JQuery and/or several Javascript libraries and frameworks
  • Mobile development experience a plus
To all recruitment agencies: TRUSTe does not accept unsolicited agency resumes without executing a staffing services agreement and commencing a specific search by TRUSTe’s human resources department. Please do not forward resumes to TRUSTe’s career jobs alias or its employees.  TRUSTe is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.