Front End / UX Engineer

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Consider an airline seat. If no one is sitting in seat 2A when Flight 102 departs from New York to London, the chance to sell that seat is gone forever.

We won’t let that happen! And to make sure it doesn’t, we are looking for smart, experienced and entrepreneurial software engineers to join our team to help us continue to build and grow our award-winning travel platform that is changing the way that airlines do business.

You:
If you are an HTML, CSS, JavaScript and DOM expert, are passionate about building aesthetically pleasing, intuitive and engaging web experiences, are interested in working with the latest technologies, deploying code daily, and seeing your work used by millions of people in countries all over the world, then show us something really cool you’ve built recently or send us a link to your Github account.

Required Experience:

  • Expert coding abilities in HTML, CSS and Javascript with strong knowledge of the latest standards (HTML5, CSS3)
  • Proficient with Ajax, JQuery, JSON
  • Server side skills with Groovy/Grails, Java/Spring
  • Experience in standards-driven coding, with solid experience coding to multiple browsers and resolving cross-browser layout issues
  • Solid graphic/interactive design skills; working knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Proficient and solid understanding with responsive web design

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Node.js and Backbone.js a big plus
  • Experience with Services Oriented Architecture and Agile methodology
  • Experience with accepted software development practices, such as code reviews, source/version control, unit/integration testing, defect management
  • A passion for the world of travel is a definite plus

Company Description:

Plusgrade (www.plusgrade.com) is a pioneering travel technology company in the heart of New York City. Founded by an established team of travel technology veterans and entrepreneurs, Plusgrade is developing an exciting revenue enhancement and intelligence platform that allows passengers to determine what they are willing to pay for airline seats, while also allowing its airline customers to maximize their potential revenue in the market.  We are developing quite an industry following, able to call some of the world’s leading airlines among our list of partners.

Compensation & Perks:

  • Above-competitive compensation
  • Health benefits including vision
  • A great workspace in midtown Manhattan
  • Flexible hours and location. Sometimes we like to “WFH”
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Even more generous vacation perks: we'll cover your upgrade if you fly on any of our partners! (who already fly everywhere!)
  • The vibe, spirit, and “everyone’s ideas matter” of a startup
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