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Sr. Backend Engineer

Company: WebFX, Inc.
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

2021 Update from WebFX: We're still actively hiring and conducting interviews via video conferencing

Hi there! We're WebFX, a full-service digital marketing agency based in the US. We've been named the Best Place To Work in Pennsylvania 6 times in a row and we'd love to meet you. We're looking for people to join our mission to provide world-class digital marketing solutions to mid-size businesses around the world. We get super excited about driving business growth for our clients and are looking for people who take pride in their marketing work and enjoy having a little fun at the same time.

We have a multi-step interview process, where we focus on giving both our candidates, and ourselves, opportunities to get to know each other a bit better. While our process may be more thorough and perhaps longer than other interview processes that you've been a part of, our goal is to work together with our candidates to find a mutually beneficial fit, where a candidate is a great addition to the FXFamily, and WebFX is the right fit for their career goals. Interested in joining the FXFamily? More info below!

What We're Looking For
We're in need of someone to take the lead of all server side code and APIs of our web applications. You'll be involved in the entire product development lifecycle from design, to development, deployment and maintenance of new and updated features. Ultimately, you're the lead for all backend activities and will set the bar for quality throughout the team.

Desired Education
A Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline is preferred.

General Knowledge
Comfortable with both object-oriented and procedural programming methodologies
Strong knowledge of database design and troubleshooting (MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, GCP, Cloud Storage)
Strong DevOps understanding of software development life-cycle and best practices

Passion for web development
Likes to get things done
Commitment to delivering high-quality and defect-free projects
Ability to work well in a high-concurrency environment (many projects)
Capable of individual "deep work" as well as the ability to collaborate with a team to complete projects rapidly
Strong time-management skills and can meet deadlines consistently
Takes direction well, but also able to make decisions and take initiative
Strong communication skills
Ability to work independently
Up-to-date on the latest web technologies
Professional, dependable, solid work ethic, detail-oriented, dedication to quality, self-motivated
Enjoys solving problems
Customer-centric mentality

6+ years of DevOps / Software engineer experience
Working experience (internship or full-time) of open source web development
Solid project-level experience with at least one JavaScript based project
Experience with web-based programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, HTML)
Mobile app development and/or React Native experience
Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services
Cloud-based, serverless technologies
Traditional server management
OOP and procedural programming methodologies
Standard Compliant HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
CSS Frameworks (e.g. Bootstrap, Foundation, Intuit)
JS Frameworks (e.g. jQuery, React, Vue, Backbone)
Git Version control (or other version control software)
Package management and Task Runners (e.g. NPM, Yarn, Gulp, Grunt)
Browser testing abilities using built in developer tools
Previous development firm/agency environment experience a plus
Optional - TensorFlow and Machine Learning

Avid ongoing learner and embraces challenges with a growth mindset. Strives for product Excellence by being proactive with obstacles, and equips themselves and the team with the best resources.
Puts Quality first no matter the project phase
Delivers solutions that enhance product experience and Usability
Focuses on tangible business Impact for our clients and the people who work there
Productive, tenacious, and gets it done. Clear in communication and caring in planning to ensure high impact Progress.

What You'll Do

You'll be part of a team using the most modern GCP technologies and DevOps workflows such as Kubernetes to expand our product, which supports many day-to-day operations for our team and clients.

Responsibilities Overview
Build new features to add to our product suite using modern frameworks such as ReactJS and Feathers for NodeJS and deploy using a Continuous Integration model
Utilize modern cloud technologies within Google Cloud Platform to ensure high availability
Develop projects within individual namespaces pushed to deployment through Kubernetes
Determine your own achievable goals within each sprint cycle
Collaborate with Project Manager and Quality Assurance Testers to keep project within scope and delivered on time
Perform functional testing while also utilizing unit and pipeline tests set up through our Kubernetes and CI/CD deployments.
Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize application performance using modern full-stack logging technologies
Report on project KPIs
Explore new technologies and suggest new ways to enhance our roadmap to market velocity and reduce technical debt
Percentage Breakdown
75% building new functionality
10% maintenance and debugging
10% consulting with other team members and clients
5% planning and quoting new functionality

Our "Bootcamp" web marketing training program will be provided for new WebFX "family members" to learn, grow and develop in and out of the office with the hard skills necessary to be successful in their position.
On-site, state-of-the-art training amenities to facilitate departmental trainings, industry-related updates, and monthly Lunch-and-Learns.

What You'll Get

Opportunities for Growth
WebFX grew 250%+ over the past 3 years, and merit-based promotional opportunities are abundant for new family members who meet or exceed position performance metrics.

$85K-Negotiable (commensurate upon experience)

WebFX Perks & Benefits
Flexible Schedule
Pet Friendly Office
Profit Sharing
Little Amps Coffee & Tea Bar
On-site Fitness Center
150% Company Match Of Personal Charity Donations
Supplemental Insurance
401K With Company Matching
Generous Paid Time Off
Employee Wellness Program
FXLearns Library
Activity Groups
Humanitarian Trips
Health/Vision/Dental Coverage
New Parent Support
Casual Dress Code
Home Buyer Program
Personal Desk Fund
Green Commute Benefits
Pawternity Leave

Keywords: WebFX, Inc., Fort Myers , Sr. Backend Engineer, Engineering , Fort Myers, Florida

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