Location

When team members told us they needed more flexibility around where and how they worked, we acted, creating two options to accommodate two different styles of work. One non-negotiable principle along the way? We had to retain our deep culture of collaboration, both among ourselves and with our clients. Introducing Work From Near and Work From Anywhere at WillowTree. Learn more here. Please indicate which location(s) you're interested in via the application form. If you're applying for a non-remote position and you are not currently local to the location(s), we encourage you to apply! We offer financial relocation assistance. 

Who We Are

WillowTree is an award-winning digital product agency driven by innovation and grounded in strategy and user-centered design. We create long-term partnerships with the world’s leading brands to build and design digital flagship products crucial to our clients’ business needs. We’re one of the largest independent digital firms in the US and some of our clients include HBO, National Geographic, Hilton, Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and more! Check out what others are saying about us.

The Opportunity

Our Front End Developers turn complex (sometimes messy) ideas into elegant, intuitive digital experiences. You’ll influence project outcomes and collaborate with teammates to build amazing products people love.

We understand our responsibility to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place within the tech industry, while pushing to make our industry more representative. Because of this responsibility, we need candidates who value diversity and inclusion through their work, team collaboration, or mentorship. So in your cover letter, we encourage you to reflect on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other engineers, designers, and our clients to work through requirements and solve problems to build great software
  • Demonstrate strong software development fundamentals with an eye for design and architecture
  • Have professional programming experience— we’re thinking at least 3-5+ years
  • Explore and advocate for Software Engineering best practices
  • Embody a growth mindset to continuously learn new technologies and hone your craft
  • Self-aware of limitations, yet curious to learn new solutions and receptive to constructive feedback from teammates
  • Thoughtful about communication with others, celebrating differences and unique contributions
  • Take ownership of your work by meeting deadlines, anticipating delays, and raising issues appropriately

Qualifications

  • Ability to articulate different ways to implement strong cross-browser support
  • Understanding of REST APIs, and how to interact with them asynchronously to build data-driven experiences
  • Experience with browser dev tools to analyze web application performance
  • Collaborated on multiple large web applications, writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript to implement features
  • Implemented changes to a web application to improve performance, and can articulate what was changed and why
  • Worked with designers and testers to implement high-fidelity interactive web experiences
  • Worked with a CMS or other API back end to build a dynamic web application
  • Fundamental understanding of software engineering best practices and how software is compiled and built
  • Built and deployed complex software at scale involving at least one of our core technologies (iOS, Android, Web Apps, API Engineering)
  • Owned and led the delivery of major features and components
  • Deep understanding and appreciation of quality code and architecture
  • You’re able to proactively identify bottlenecks and bring a solution-oriented mindset to problems
  • Comfortability using a browser, IDE, and other basic organizational tools
  • Motivated to build products that people love to use 
  • Able to provide an accurate estimation of time and effort around projects while considering business objectives and technical constraints
  • Excitement to work with a supportive and highly collaborative multidisciplinary team

Bonus Points

  • Appreciation for inclusive responsive UI implementation
  • Basic understanding of how to design RESTful APIs that are optimized for responsive, interactive mobile experiences
  • A list of emerging technologies we’re interested in: Big Data, Machine Learning, Voice, AR/VR, Security Background, and IoT
  • Grasp of CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins, CircleCI) and experience setting up deployment pipelines
  • You have code samples or a GitHub account to share and while you’re there, check us out!

Even if you don’t have expertise in all of the qualifications listed, we value new perspectives and backgrounds and encourage you to apply. We’re committed to building a diverse company that reflects the diversity of our users. We’re committed to growth-mindset.

 

Why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include dedicated time to innovate on passion projects and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

 

WillowTree celebrates our differences and provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Diverse teams build better products. We acknowledge that the tech industry especially lacks opportunity for those who are of non-traditional backgrounds and in underrepresented groups. In order to create the best products for everyone, we know that it's important for our team to reflect the diversity of our users, and we are committed to being the change we want to see.

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