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Lead Web Developer - Couple.com

Company: Lawyer.com
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Couple has an opening for an accomplished Lead Web Developer with advanced skills and experience with JavaScript and some knowledge of webRTC technology to join a small team creating a new online-dating product for singles across the globe.

Couple is a fast-growing startup in the $4B online-dating industry with a product that serves singles in a fun and unique way. Couple's website technology is currently built on a LAMP stack using Twilio video but we may migrate to a node.js platform and direct webRTC signaling. Couple is part of Lawyer.com/World Media Group LLC, whose business interests include Doctor.com and Sweet.io in NYC, Scientist.com, Calendar.com, and Outerspace.com.

The Lead Web Developer will be expected to advance the level of expertise of the development team, implement best practices in development, and deliver innovative technology using agile processes. The Lead Web Developer will assist in building our web and video technology drawing on his/her in-depth full-stack experience and advanced knowledge of JavaScript. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of webRTC and will quickly develop advanced working knowledge and skills in that technology. The Lead Web Developer will define implementation strategies that deliver value quickly in small increments while enabling easy adaptation for future enhancements; and delivering on that strategy with clean code easily interpreted by the team. Other responsibilities will include coordinating and prioritizing project schedules with marketing, product, and operations departments. Management duties include regular reviews of team members, setting compensation and bonuses and recruiting additional team members. Duties may also include selection and management of third-party contractors, negotiations with third-party service and API providers, and purchasing of required software and hardware.

The Lead Web Developer will stay up-to-date on the latest video streaming and web technologies including webRTC, SEM, Social Media and Mobile App developments, competitor services and strategies, and the business trends in our market. Where applicable, the Lead Web Developer will attend industry conferences, complete training courses and maintain required certifications. The Lead Developer will architect innovative solutions to business requirements and will balance requirements of the product, marketing, operations, and finance teams. All code will be robust, reliable, well-documented and scaleable. Code performance metrics will be tracked and analyzed.

Minimum Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related majors
  • Demonstrated excellence in studies, standardized tests and competitions.
  • 5+ years full-time coding experience
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript
  • Understanding of video technologies on the web including webRTC
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior developers.
  • Web development experience as employee at leading Internet business
    (we prefer in-house production experience over ad agency or contractor experience)
  • Expert level back-end experience, particularly on LAMP stack
  • Front-end experience (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience designing complex software solutions and evaluating third-party API's
  • Highly analytical, able to optimize diverse requirements into innovative solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for learning and mastering new skills
  • A strong sense of ownership and personal accountability
  • Will follow up on critical work after hours when required.
  • Enjoy fast-moving startup environment
  • Positive fun inclusive personality
  • Team player interested in supporting junior employees and other departments.
  • Interest in business strategy and product management
  • Short commute to Basking Ridge, NJ or Easton, PA offices
  • U.S. citizen or work permit (we will apply for visas and green card if necessary)

    Optional Requirements
    • Experience in subscription based e-commerce business
    • Understand best practices in SEO, SEM and social media
    • Experience finding, hiring, training and motivating developers
    • Personal website, mobile app, hardware or robotics experience
    • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Adwords, Adsense, Search Console
    • Experience with big data platforms and data collection tools
    • Familiarity with High Availability web and database architectures and software.
    • Design experience using Photoshop, wireframes tools, javascript libraries.
    • Experience with transactional email platforms, feedback loops and white lists.
    • Have used Paypal or Stripe payment API's
    • Experience with Twilio for video, voice and SMS communication
    • Experience with DNS, CDN's (ideally Akamai), SSL, Pubnub, HTTP2, NGINX.
    • Experience with Java, Python, Google App Engine, AWS, Git, SendGrid
    • Experience with Google page speed and mobile responsiveness tools
    • Experience with testing tools, Browserstack, WebPageTest, EmailonAcid, etc.
    • Offshore and contractor team management experience
    • Used outsourcing platforms including Guru, UpWork, Amazon Mechanical Turk.
    • Interest in additional management responsibilities
    • Complimentary interests (musical instrument, chess, poker, etc.)

      Benefits
      • Competitive Base Salary
      • Personal performance bonuses
      • Company wide bonuses - annual and milestone based
      • Significant stock options
      • Generous vacation policy including up to 8 weeks Long Service Leave
      • Medical, dental and vision healthcare insurance
      • Health oriented work environment including sit/stand electric desks
      • Fun company events, theme Fridays, summer hours, voted a best place to work in NJ
      • Subsidized continuing education, off site training courses.
      • Open management structure encourages communication and feedback

Keywords: Lawyer.com, Newark , Lead Web Developer - Couple.com, IT / Software / Systems , Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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