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Product Developer - Javascript

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Department: Deque Systems

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

 

About Deque

Our mission is Digital Equality.  We believe everyone, regardless of their physical ability, should have equal access to everything online.  Our focus is to train, equip, and help large organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible.

We are a world-wide group of professionals who are passionate about:

  • building software products
  • providing strategic consulting
  • testing for accessibility
  • teaching

so that our customers can become self-sufficient in developing accessible websites and apps.

We are a private company, serving a growing list of customers whose brands are recognized world-wide.

About our Products

Our products are used by global brands to test and fix the accessibility of their mission-critical, high-traffic websites.  Our products have earned a reputation for reliability, performance and robustness because we ensure that they are well architected, carefully implemented and thoroughly tested.

The back-end of our products are increasingly reliant on node.js, relational and nosql databases.  We have implemented some applications using the Java stack.  We have products to test native mobile apps on iOS and Android.  Our products are integrated with popular development tools such as Jira and Selenium and we routinely develop browser extensions to make our products easy for web developers to use.  Check out our website for product descriptions.

We are active contributors to the open source community and have recently released our aXe rules engine as an open source project on GitHub.

Position Description

Working on a scrum team you will be responsible for implementing product features. You will be able to initially rely on other team members to help you understand the product vision and architecture, to develop wireframes, to add help and other content and to execute functional tests.  To be most valuable you will need to be comfortable with both front-end and back-end development.  Because we are building a new set products you will spend most of your time on new code.

By working with the team that is respected worldwide for their web and mobile accessibility expertise you will learn about digital accessibility.  Because our customers are at the leading edge of web design and implementation you will be continually exposed to and required to learn new web and mobile technology, particularly UI frameworks and patterns.

We are a software product company and you will be working on the heart of the business, not just an IT system.  Our products are used by some of the world’s largest companies and your work will have a positive impact on millions of people.

If you are the kind of developer who thrives on technical challenges and loves to stay on the leading edge of web development and wants to enjoy working with talented colleagues, we have a lot to offer.

Requirements

  • 5 years experience in developing web products using JavaScript and a deep understanding of and idiomatic fluency in the language.  You must “think in JavaScript”
  • Experience with modern UI frameworks such as AngularJS or ReactJS
  • Experience in writing automated tests and testable code
  • Experience with modern version control and build tools
  • Experience working in teams using agile processes including code-reviews
  • Experience at a software products company is desirable
  • Accessibility knowledge is desirable

Job Location

Ann Arbor, Michigan or Herndon, Virginia.

Compensation and Benefits

Deque offers a competitive base salary, health insurance benefits, and tuition reimbursement, as well as 15 days paid time off, and 401(k) plan participation.

 

Usual reference and background checks will be required. Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company.

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