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Front End Software Engineer - Senior Level (Evergreen)

Company: USAA
Location: Avondale
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking talented Front-End Engineers - Senior Level for our Phoenix, AZ facility.
USAA Front End Engineers create and maintain the front-end portion of our business software applications. Done well, many may never realize or appreciate how critical these systems are or how we've made them simpler, faster, and safer. Yet, they help make our members' lives better. It's a great challenge and responsibility.

Here, you will invent. You'll design and test. You'll take risks. You'll create new technology, but the impact you'll make on our members will be far more significant.

As a Front-end Engineer, you are expected to be able to function in a fast-paced environment driving innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development ensuring quality is built into all solutions. Your responsibilities will require you to be familiar in front end development best practices and frameworks, creating beautiful experiences for our internal and member facing systems. You will be required to be knowledgeable in understanding user requirements and tailoring user experiences accordingly. You will engage with business clients, UI designers, developers and architects to create high performing and easy to use systems via the web as well as mobile-based applications. You will create and implement design principles that ensures that our content renders well across multiple devices. You will use and promote the use of front-end and mobile testing tools to ensure quality.

As a Front-end Engineer, it will be your responsibility to maintain code integrity and quality.Job RequirementsTasks:Utilizing technical expertise; Creates system requirements, performs design and analysis, and coding and unit testing of complex to highly complex system functionality and/or defect correction across multiple platforms.
Identifies ideas to improve system performance and impact availability.
Resolves complex technical design issues.
Provides functional and/or technical guidance in evaluating applications systems or evaluating requests for proposals.
Coordinates changes and influences and prioritizes tasks with business or technical departments.
Analyzes and influences technical, system, and/or user requirements.
Identifies and creates solutions to improve system performance and availability.
Facilitates root cause analysis of system issues to minimize impact and future occurrences.
Creates system documentation/play book(s) and serves as a lead technical reviewer and contributor in requirements, design and code reviews.
Typically serves as a resource to the business.
Develops accurate estimates on work packages and ensures the accuracy of estimates developed by less experienced internal and third party team members.
Analyzes and designs specifications for less experienced internal and third party team members to execute.
Acts as a technical resource throughout the development life cycle.
May also actively contribute to the technical and soft skills development of team members.
Assists team leads and management with delegation of technical work packages to cross functional and third party team members for execution through the full development life cycle.
Keeps management appropriately informed of progress and issues.
Coordinates system application transition from development teams to maintenance and production teams, and/or constructs and implements necessary controls to assure system/application traceability.Minimum Education:Bachelor's degree required.
4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.Minimum Experience:6 or more years of software development experience demonstrating depth of technical understanding within a specific I/T discipline(s)/technology(s)ABOUT USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level. In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For -, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly - Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.ABOUT USAA ITOur most important qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 11 million members who rely on us every day. We are over 3,000 employees strong, -a passionately supportive and collaborative team built on agile principles. We've been a top-two Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT five years in a row and were recently named a Top 50 Employer for Minority Engineers & IT by Workforce Diversity Magazine.See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:USAA Information Technology: A Realistic PreviewWe're Hiring Phoenix:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MlqDFXZ98U&t=11s

  • With limited guidance performs defect correction (analysis, design, code) on less complex issues and/or codes applications of medium complexity.
  • With guidance begins to install, customize and integrate commercial software packages. Works with more tenured peers to gain understanding of systems while conducting root cause analysis of issues, reviewing new and existing code and/or performing unit testing.
  • Works with experienced team members to conduct root cause analysis of issues, review new and existing code and/or perform unit testing. Learns to create system documentation/play books and attends requirements, design and code reviews. Receives work packages from manager and/or delegates.
  • Understands and assists in gathering and analyzing customer requirements and may respond to outages following the appropriate processes.
  • Partners with experienced team members to develop accurate estimates on work packages. May begin to identify issues that impact availabilityMinimum Requirements - - - - -
    • Bachelor's degree required or 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
    • AND, 6+ years of software development experience in JavaScript, CSS and HTML with experience with JavaScript Frameworks such as React or AngularPreferred Requirements
      • 1+ years of experience working with Agile methodology
      • Experience in translating front-end mockups and wireframes into functioning applications
      • 1+ years of experience in designing/coding for high availability and performance.
      • 1+ years of experience with rapid prototyping / simulations / iterative design
      • Experience supporting accessibility requirements from ADA (Section 508 subset of a11y).
      • 2+ years of experience on closures/Prototypes/JS.this and variable scope
      • Understanding of HTTP interaction with browsers (request types, request headers, synchronous/asynchronous requests).
      • Understanding of page rendering orchestration within a browser
      • Experience at using browser development tools within each major browser
      • Delivering software using a container based infrastructure
      • Familiar with Gradle, GIT, GitHUB, GITLab, etc. around continuous integration and continuous delivery infrastructure
      • Experience testing in Selenium frameworksDesired Characteristics USAA Front End Engineers create innovative solutions that impact our members. Collectively, we are:
        • Curious and excited by new ideas
        • Energized by a fast-paced environment
        • Able to understand and translate business needs into leading-edge technology
        • Comfortable working as part of a connected team, but self-motivated
        • Community-focused, dependable and committed
        • Exceptionally detail-orientedThe above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. - Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.Relocation assistance is notavailable for this position.

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