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Microsoft DevBoston Message Board › The Weather Channel is hiring a Front-End Software Engineer (MVC/C#, JS, HTM

The Weather Channel is hiring a Front-End Software Engineer (MVC/C#, JS, HTML, CSS) --Andover MA

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Post #: 26
Title: Software Engineer (Front-End)
Location: Andover, MA

Job Description
We’re looking for a Front-end Software Engineer to be a key member of a small, skilled, results-oriented team of developers. We want people who love turning ideas into software and are very good at doing just that.

You’ll be coding dynamic, weather-based web apps in an agile environment. This is a hands-on coding role, so you’ll be responsible for designing re-usable, maintainable components from the database forward. It involves writing code, testing, deploying, and supporting the apps. This is a senior development position in a group of talented individuals, doing interesting and challenging work.

Responsibilities and Deliverables
• Produce working maintainable, fast, scalable code using .Net MVC 3/C# and HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery
• Work with UI designers and other software engineers to build web apps and other deliverables from mockups and requirements
• Support and continuously improve the existing codebase
• Excellent communication with technical and non-technical people
• You’ll be expected to come up with cool new ideas, not just be a code monkey
• Be proactive in keeping your skills fresh

Qualifications and Experience
• Good knowledge of cross-browser HTML and CSS
• Extensive experience hand coding JavaScript and jQuery.
• Experience using C# and working in an MVC framework.
• Experience with patterns and best practices for writing and organizing code and components.
• Savvy understanding of UI principles
• A strong background in OOP
• Extensive experience in all major browser development/debugging tools
• Familiarity with website analytics and optimization tools
• Familiarity with SQL
. Experience with Linux and Perl a plus

The role is not 100% UI focused and requires a well-rounded engineer. You will have to be able to code and support products in the front and back ends so you should have good knowledge of OO, be able to apply yourself to solving problems, and know what makes for good, maintainable, and scalable code.

Education and Training
• BS Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
• 3+ years of relevant experience with progressive responsibilities in developing web-based products.

The Weather Channel companies (TWCC) are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, WSI, and Weather Underground.

The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The most popular source of weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers ( and Desktop) and 30 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications) and offers the second most popular mobile app on all smartphones.

WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors.

Online weather service Weather Underground is based in San Francisco and Ann Arbor, MI, and has developed the world’s largest network of personal weather stations.
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