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Lead Engineer, Front End Web / Data Visualization / JavaScript -Rocket Fuel, Redwood Shores, CA

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Lead Engineer- Front End Web / Data Visualization
Rocket Fuel | Redwood Shores, CA

Rocket Fuel is seeking a Lead Engineer with 8-10+ years of experience in Front End Web Development. Rocket Fuel is a fast-growing SaaS advertising technology (machine learning) company headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA (Silicon Valley) founded by veterans from NASA, Yahoo! and DoubleClick.

You will be working on a ground breaking product in the early Alpha phases, we have only just signed up the first customers. The new product takes our rock-solid industry best ad optimization technology and exposes it directly to our clients. There is a lot of internal and industry buzz and anticipation around this product. We need you to come in and take responsibility first for building an internal JavaScript charting library and infrastructure built on D3 and node.js, and later take the lead for the ExtJS Single Page Application.

-Mastery of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and at least 1 JavaScript library (jQuery, ExtJS). No Coffeescript, thank you very much.
-Mastery of at least one JavaScript charting package and familiarity with others (D3, Protovis, Flot, HighCharts, ExtJS charting)
-Demonstrated ability to take a feature from rough requirements to finished polish.
-Know your way around a Unix command line environment, and love working on a mac.
-Experience creating database schemas for use with charting data (MySQL, etc)
-B.S./ M.S./PhD in computer science/mathematics

Bonus Skills (nice to have):
-Experience or strong desire to work with Node.js
-Experience with MongoDB
-Visual Design skills in Photoshop
-Familiarity with JavaScript unit testing tools (Jasmine)
-Startup experience and leadership skills a plus
-You write clean, modular code and constantly refactor. The books Clean Code and Refactoring are among your favorites. You understand why testing JavaScript is hard, but know how to do it anyway. You are open to sharing best practices with your co-workers and pairing with them to help solve complex UI problems. You know what a prototype-chain is, use closures without thinking about them, and love the module pattern. You have a keen eye for design and molding inscrutable data into beautiful and easily understandable charts and graphs. You love to code beautiful charts from building the database schema to an incredible visual display of graphical wizardry.

Say Rocket Recruiter sent you!

Why Rocket Fuel?
• Rocket Fuel was named Best Startup of 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.
• Forbes named Rocket Fuel as one of America’s Most Promising Companies.
• Winner of the 2012 OnMedia 100 Top Private Companies for the 3rd year in a row.
• Data 2.0 Top 100 Innovators: Rocket Fuel has rocketed to the top of the charts with a win in two categories: Advertising & Targeting Data API / Data Service Infrastructure.
• SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award for 2012 Best Advertising & Marketing

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