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Senior Front End Developer

at IBM

Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Reference #: 261468

Job Description

Senior Front End Developer

Your Role and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be developing components of a high performing website leveraging the latest front end development methodologies, tools and techniques.  You will be instrumental in bringing industry-defining software products, cloud services and web applications to users around the world and make a global impact by delivering innovative user experiences.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Leading the creation of components and solutions that excel at performance, reliability and web scalability
  • Complete coding, testing, defect fixes, and production support, using agile CI/CD methodologies
  • Analyzing current code and existing design with the goal of enacting improvements geared towards making components and processes more efficient for the entire team
  • Planning iterations and representing accomplishments at team scrums
  • Presenting individual and team status during weekly playbacks or on management calls
  • Managing risks and resolving issues that affect scope, schedule, and quality
  • Effectively leveraging build, deployment and monitoring/logging tools such as Travis CI/Jenkins, New Relic, Logentries, etc.
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate tools to enhance the teams’ productivity
  • Coaching and collaborating with other development team members

Auto req ID

Required Education
High School Diploma/GED

Role ( Job Role )
Software Developer

State / Province

Primary job category
Software Development & Support

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group
Cognitive Apps

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years experience with front end software development  
  • HTML5 and Semantic HTML, JavaScript, CSS3, CSS-extension languages like Less & Sass (SCSS), TypeScript
  • Experience with frameworks such as React, Vue, AngularJS, Angular, Ember.js etc
  • Using templating libraries and formats like Handlebars and JSX
  • Experience with CSS Grid & Flexbox
  • Knowledge of WebSockets, web workers and NodeJS
  • Measuring performance and optimizing applications using tools like Lighthouse,
  • Experience with server-side rendering and writing/using isomorphic code/libraries
  • Working with automated testing frameworks like Mocha, Chai, Karma, Jest, Selenium/Webdriver, Phantom/Slimer and services like Sauce Labs and BrowserStack
  • Bundling and optimizing code using using tools like webpack
  • Knowledge of partial page updates and APIs using AJAX or fetch
  • Cross-browsers compatibility. Should be deeply familiar with CanIUse, modernizr and polyfills.
  • Creating fault-tolerant and resilient applications

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
The following technical and professional expertise is preferred and will greatly enhance your success on the team:
  • Knowledge of HTTP/2 
  • Knowledge of GraphQL, gRPC and Apollo 
  • Knowledge of design tools like InVision and Sketch
  • Knowledge of mobile design and development
  • Knowledge of component frameworks like Carbon and Material Design Lite (MDL) a plus
  • Being an outspoken advocate for great user experiences with exposure to design thinking concepts/frameworks/methodologies
  • Understanding and employing Search engine optimization (SEO) best practices

Secondary Job Category
Other Software Development & Support

Eligibility Requirements

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

The IBM Cognitive Applications team is seeking innovative and enthusiastic software engineering professionals to join our team building the next generation multicloud marketplace platform. If you love working with cutting edge technologies, dynamic and high performing teams, then this is the right next step in advancing your career. You will be challenged to design and develop cloud applications and services leveraging a wide variety of open source, machine learning, and commercial technologies aimed at dramatically expanding the reach of the IBM Cloud to millions of enterprise developers. Our focus on delivering performance and predictability for our customers' most demanding workloads, at global scale and with leadership, efficiency, resiliency and security is the cornerstone of our development model and will result in maintaining IBM’s leadership position for years to come.

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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About Business Unit
At IBM Cognitive Applications, we build open applications that unlock the power of data for clients, partners, and developers. Running on top of IBM's unique Hybrid, Multicloud and AI infrastructures, these applications work across horizontal domains and bring our technology to life for end users. Cognitive Applications unit includes: Watson Customer Engagement, Watson IoT, Watson Media and Weather, Talent & Collaboration, and IBM Developer teams

About IBM
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