Sr. Website Developer/UI Architect, Blue Nile

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Who: Blue Nile
Position: Sr. Website Developer/UI Architect
Where: Seattle 

What:  Blue Nile is currently seeking a Sr. Website Developer/UI Architect. In this position, you will be the lead developer in a front-end development team. You will be responsible for the front-end design and architecture and will guide the team to accomplish their goals.

The team works closely with a variety of non-technical business groups within the organization and is responsible for the usability and feature implementation for the Blue Nile store. Blue Nile seeks candidates who believe deeply in our mission, thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and demonstrate a record of achievement. The successful candidate will be able to understand business goals and translate that into solutions. This is a key position with high visibility.

Responsibilities: •Responsible for the architecture and design of all front-end technologies, structure, and standards. This includes all HTML, CSS, Flash/Flex, and Javascript on the site. You will be responsible for all the javascript libraries we use, javascript/CSS metrics and performance, javascript/CSS code design, etc. You will be able to both implement features rapidly, while being able to articulate a cohesive vision for how the front-end is designed and implemented. You will lead a small 2-3 person team in the development and re-architecture of site features and applications. You will also be very familiar with modern CSS and Javascript best practices.

•Responsible for implementing features with a focus on usability, quality, SEO, and performance.

•Responsible for implementing templates that deliver capabilities based upon site mock-ups created by the design team.

•Responsible for prototyping new features and site applications in a quick, iterative manner. You will have the opportunity to be creative and to help drive ideas into implementation.

•Responsible for recommending new tools and software packages/libraries that are used for development groups that will enable and empower individuals within the group to be more productive.

•Responsible for working with the infrastructure team on defining and refining back end web services. You should also have skills and willingness to work in server side code in Java and Freemarker. Experience with Hibernate, SQL, and Java are necessary. Expertise in working on sites that require high performance and availability is strongly desired.

Qualifications: •Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent. •7+ years of professional software development experience.

•Demonstrated mastery of Javascript. You will be THE “go-to” person in the company for all things Javascript.

•Strong software development experience. •4+ years of java development.

•Strong design and development skills. •Strong communication skills.

•Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to aid in team career development.

•Experience developing and maintaining database-driven web sites.

Contact: Click here to apply.

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