Front End Software Developer

Company Description

Do you want to make the Internet better? We do too. And we’re always looking for people with great ideas. We need free spirits and straight shooters. Creatives and critics. Nerds with nerve. People who love the Internet, but can see its cracks… and future, too. At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

Job Description

You will be joining a team of highly driven, accomplished engineers and product managers. This involves the design, implementation, and testing of end-to-end solutions, ensuring sound development practices are followed to achieve robust, well tested technical solutions in a Unix environment. Attention to detail is a must, and the candidate must be someone who takes pride in writing clean, well-documented, tested code. Other key responsibilities include:

Building upon, and maintaining the custom-built JavaScript libraries which are delivered to millions of end users

Creating a framework to enable other JS developers to create innovative new HTML ad formats

Contributing to a brand new AngularJs based UI

Contributing to the continuously evolving core platform

Taking part in code reviews and knowledge sharing sessions


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Maths or Engineering

Expert level knowledge of JavaScript. You should be able to solve problems without the likes of jQuery

Strong knowledge of JavaScript design patterns

Must be self-motivated and proactive individual who can complete tasks independently or as part of a team

Unrivalled knowledge of the latest web standards (HTML5/CSS3 etc)

Hands-on experience in implementing application design with HTML/JavaScript

Experience with JSTestDriver

Experience with Flash

Experience with at least one VCS

Solid understanding of at least one server-side programming language such as PHP, ASP, Java, Python etc

Linux and OSX + familiarity with the terminal

A passion for web standards

Bonus Skills!

Experience with NodeJS




Python and experience with the Django web framework



Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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