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UI Engineer
Ref No.: 16-00717
Location: Santa Clara, California
Position: Senior Software Engineer, UI

Job Description: We are a fast-moving, highly technical team of people with the ambitious goal of disrupting next generation DNA Sequencing. Developing our unique platform requires expertise across a range of fields: software engineering, data science, biology, chemistry, protein engineering, circuit design, and electrochemistry, just to name a few. We're pushing the boundaries in DNA sequencing technology. Our chemistry and biology coupled with our custom hardware creates a system that generates data at tremendous rates, a big challenge for existing technology for data processing. We're looking for a top-notch software engineers to help create "best in class " applications for the management of sequencing instruments and the genomic workflow. The UI developer will play a critical role in the development of such applications. The role requires creative solutions for front-end coding on various platforms including mobile, desktop and tablets. The Principal Engineer will leverage existing technologies and open source projects to create smart, fast front experiences for users. The Engineer will work with the UX team as well as the larger product and engineering teams. Looking for a person with strong JavaScript and HTML/CSS experience who enjoys refining the user experience through microinteractions, UI design patterns and high performing code.

Responsibilities include:
¿ Write front-end code utilizing Javascript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS for scientific visualization application. Contribute to visual design of user interfaces.
¿ Propose, develop requirements, prototype and execute new design and interaction concepts, collaborating with user experience, engineering and product management.
¿ Work with web development team to integrate front end code with backend application servers, and databases.
¿ Solid understanding of object-oriented design, with focus on client side scripting.
¿ Ability to synthesize user, technical and design requirements into highly usable applications
¿ Write clean, maintainable, documented code using best engineering practices in the industry (design patterns, TDD, peer review, CI, automated testing etc.). Prepare documentation and participate in design reviews.
¿ Technical leadership in UI development
¿ Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.

Skills:
¿ Minimum 10 years experience designing and coding dynamic apps using clean markup and robust CSS, LESS, or SCSS.
¿ Experience developing apps using AngularJS.
¿ Experience with JavaScript visualization libraries such as D3.js, and building 2-D animation using javascript
¿ Excellent understanding of JavaScript project development eco system [Grunt, Gulp, Bower, karma etc]
¿ Knowledge and experience with Node.js, and working in an environment that includes a variety of middle-ware and backend web technologies such as Java, JSTL, Tomcat, Oracle, PHP, UNIX, SQL, Perl, LDAP, HTTP a plus.
¿ Familiarity with common data interchange formats and protocols: JSON, REST, AJAX, XML.
¿ Keen user interface/experience sensibility; able to clearly communicate design/feature ideas to a designer or developer, or to execute on their own.
¿ Experience with source control systems such as SVN, and Git; bug tracking systems such as bugzilla and Jira; various project management tools such as Jira, Trello, MS Project or similar as well as Balsamic or other wireframing tools.
¿ Excellent attention to detail, strong analytical, diagnostic, problem-solving, debugging and optimization skills.
¿ Able to interact and communicate diplomatically with other team members, multiple internal departments, and management.
¿ Ability to work under deadline pressures.