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Senior Software Engineer Front-End Web Development

Churchill Downs Technology - Lexington, KY 40503

Created on Feb 13, 2012

Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company is a growing, profitable entity that operates the Twinspires.com website and uses the most advanced technologies including real-time live video streaming, secure financial transactions and cloud based technology to deliver the next generation platform of online gaming. You will have continuous input into the growth and development of building winning interactive products in a consumer-facing environment. We are the Official online wagering site of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. We also have a fresh, bottom-up approach to account wagering that combines the latest online technology with the best racing content. People are able to wager online for virtually every Thoroughbred, Harness and Quarter Horse race from venues across the globe. TwinSpires believes in a user-centered design approach and is looking for creative and flexible people to join our team. This is a full-time position and is based in Lexington, KY.

Senior Software Engineer – Front-end web development with PHP, Linux, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Drupal

We are looking for a senior web-based front-end engineer to lead front-end design, development and ongoing enhancements for an online, customer-facing sports wagering platform and live-video delivery as well as complementary consumer entertainment applications.
This position will be required to lead the technical direction of various front-end architectures and have a deep understanding of various web-based presentation frameworks and integration to back-end business services. This role will involve working with various technical teams (onshore and offshore) to review designs and implementation efforts as well as working with members of the executive management team, customer support team, and the operations team. This position will be based in Lexington, KY and may require minimal travel. Competitive salary and benefits.
Responsibilities •Evaluate front-end toolkits and technologies comparing against current framework to drive the front-end architecture direction and renovation
•Design and participate in the development of the web UI framework and back end business services interaction protocols (e.g. web services) for main, consumer-facing web sites with performance, scalability and maintenance in mind
•Provide technical leadership, mentoring and direction to the front-end engineering vendor teams
•Set-up the frameworks for continuous quality and performance measurement and scale throughout the development cycle
•Drive UI design through full lifecycle of projects from conception through rollout working with various functional groups like Product Management, Operations, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, etc.
•Create and maintain high quality architecture and design documents including feature specifications, design specifications, flow diagrams, site maps, and process diagrams
•Work closely with the Product teams to define the best user experience
•Enforce and augment development standards across the business unit
•Perform product evaluations and usability test, communicate results and implications

Qualifications
Required: •BS Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university
•5+ years experience in software development
•Expert in PHP development in a Linux-based environment with MySQL as the database
•Experience with Makefile and SVN (or similar)
•Experience with AJAX web application architecture and software design for highly trafficked, multi-homed, consumer-facing, transactional web applications utilizing HTML, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, JSON, Restful Web Services
•Experience with Drupal CMS framework and module development
•Knowledge of best practices and principles of web based UI design/implementation
•Experience with leading/delivering front-end application development frameworks, object oriented design patterns (MVC, etc.), platform technologies, shared code, and APIs
•Ability to test/prototype new ideas quickly in a rapid-fire, experimental environment
•Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
•Experience working with distributed teams and vendors domestically and internationally
•Knowledge and experience with agile and waterfall development methodologies
Nice to have: •Experience with HTML5 and CSS3
•Experience with development of mobile user interfaces for iPhone and Android
•Experience with Apache web server a plus
•Experience in sports or gaming industry

Call Steve Balter 408 747-0562 for a confidential conversation about this position. http://www.churchilld...­ Click on careers. No headhunters please.
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