Javascript Developer

Chicago, IL 60606

Post Date: 12/01/2016 Job ID: 7542 Category: Front End Dev

Our client is a long standing proprietary trading firm with headquarters in Chicago. Our firm has placed over 20 with the organization. They are seeking an expert JavaScript Developer; ideally an engineer that has worked on various flavors of JS libraries. 


What you' ll be doing:
  • Working closely with users to build rich and interactive single page applications.
  • Developing a full product from inception to production, including: identifying the business needs, user experience, backend processing, and product evangelism.
  • Pushing the limits of browser performance by building highly responsive web front-ends using the latest technology.
  • Innovation! In some cases there will be clear needs of problems that need to be solved. In other cases, you' ll be coming up with ideas yourself.
  • Working primarily in JavaScript (TypeScript), node.js, ReactJS, Redux, and Python.
  • Collaborating with various Software and IT teams, Quants and trading desks


Some of the key skills are:
  • Single Page web development using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS
  • Ability to pick up new programming languages and technologies to suite the problem at hand
  • Deep understanding of how the browser works, including HTTP, WebSockets, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Chrome developer tools
  • Experience with JavaScript testing using Jasmine or Mocha
  • Development on Linux or OSX systems; familiar with bash scripting
  • Experience with multiple of the following: React, Backbone, Angular, and jQuery
  • Full stack experience using back-end technologies like node.js, python, or rails
  • BS. degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent


Nice to haves:
  • ES6/2015 experience using babel and/or webpack
  • Trading industry experience
  • Experience innovating and developing quantitative visual displays


Evan Pollock

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