SENIOR BACK-END WEB DEVELOPER

We are looking for an experienced back-end developer to take ownership over the back-end of our website and present creative solutions to established objectives as well as take a proactive approach to enhancing user experience. UPPAbaby is about to embark on a complete redesign of our front and back end code, so you would have a high level of creative, technical, and structural influence in that project. This is great opportunity for someone looking to get involved and take ownership of a redesign from the ground up.

This is a full-time position and your focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

The ideal candidate will have the abilities to manage the technical workload along with effectively communicating in a flexible, team-based environment. You will work closely with the front-end developer, designers, and external development teams on building, modifying, updating, and maintaining current and new systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaborating with the front-end developers, other team members, and external teams to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Engineer and utilize APIs and other up-to-date technologies to interact with other systems & applications
  • Build user-centric solutions with an emphasis on best practices and WCAG accessibility requirements
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed
  • Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of direct experience
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, writing and communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently in a fast moving, quickly changing environment
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Must have advanced understanding of WordPress and related technologies
  • Proficient knowledge of the following back-end programming languages:
    • MySQL, AJAX, PHP, Java, JavaScript, jQuery (required)
    • React or related Javascript framework (highly preferred)
    • Ruby (a plus)
  • Experience with back-end frameworks and CMS environments
  • Understanding of responsive front-end frameworks and development
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a dist

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