Senior Software Engineer

Zappos   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


Not Specified years

Posted 33 days ago

As a Front End Software Engineer, you will be supporting and enhancing our internal tools for teams such as Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Systems, Corporate Accounting and Zappos as a whole. This includes adding new features and redesigning applications for AWS to take advantage of the native cloud services.

To succeed in this role, you will need a good understanding of software engineering best practices such as coding standards, testing, code reviews, source control management, and build processes. In addition to great coding skills, being able to communicate with our users and understand their requirements is essential. Being able to design applications from top to bottom, troubleshooting and fixing tough problems, hitting quick deadlines, and knowing when to push back on requirements will all be very important parts of this role.

What you'll be doing:

  • Working with the business to gather requirements and develop a mix of new features and bug fixes for the internal systems applications
  • Helping to build complex, scalable fast systems and services using modern technology and methodologies
  • Capturing and analyzing data to improve system capabilities
  • Semantic HTML and CSS coding for assigned projects
  • Utilizing native JavaScript to build interactive and accessible UIs
  • Working with JSX and templating languages like Freemarker, JSP, Mustache, and Handlebars
  • Collaborating with diverse teams to plan, prototype, and build new features
  • Willing to relocate to the Las Vegas area

What you'll bring to the table:

  • A desire to make work fun and enjoyable (this is first on the list for a reason)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Web Development, Computer Science, or combined equivalent of education and/or experience is required
  • Understanding of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Capability in connecting with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product approach
  • Ability to create layouts using advanced and semantic HTML5 and CSS3
  • Extensive knowledge of native JavaScript
  • Experience with object-oriented JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript performance and optimization
  • Extensive use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture
  • Strong web portfolio required** (showcasing the aforementioned skills)
  • Comfortable working in a *nix environment and using GNU tools
  • A solid understanding of all software layers including UI, service, data store, and communication layers
  • Proficiency in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Experience building cloud native applications in AWS using services such as EC2, API Gateway
  • Good working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with web services
  • Experience with message queues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplify our company Core Values
  • Must be a team player and open to change
  • Fun and friendly attitude
  • Hobbit-like accuracy with a Nerf gun
  • BS or MS in Computer Science