Front End Software Engineer (Contract) Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging (Skybox) provides easy access to reliable, frequent high-resolution imagery and HD video of the Earth by combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of microsatellites. By operating the world?s first coordinated microsatellite constellation, Skybox aims to empower commercial and government customers to make more informed, data driven decisions that will improve the profitability of companies and the welfare of societies around the world.
Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, Skybox is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of internet and aerospace professionals. Wired Magazine recently featured the Skybox story http://wired.com/wiredscience/2013/06/startup-skybox
About the role:
Do you like building awesome webapps? Do you like space? Don't you wish you could combine your love of kick-ass web-development with actual satellites in space? If so, Skybox is looking for folks like you to build elegant web-based user interfaces for the software that flies our upcoming constellation of earth observation satellites, and for the analysis and visualization of the satellite based imagery and data. We have both full-time and contract positions open.
Skybox is using the latest web-based technologies to create entirely new user experiences. We are flying satellites from browsers making vast quantities of data manageable. We are making it possible for people to find the exact needle that they are looking for in a haystack of geospatial data. Our UI team presented on some of these technologies at the JQuery conference in San Francisco, check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaZaLCbfF-Q
Build planned software features in collaboration with engineers and product owners
Investigate and prototype new ways to make our data more usable
Document code and solutions in a manner suitable for long term maintenance
Bachelors degree or greater in Computer Science, EE or equivalent
2-5 years of front-end development using HTML/CSS, and interest in UI design.
Solid knowledge of web standards, cross-browser compatibility, and building in accessibility from the ground up
Thorough understanding of software engineering best practices (including source control, test case execution, bug tracking, etc.) and knowledge of the software development cycle.
A passion for presenting data in an easy to consume environment like a map
Experience with geospatial data libraries such as google maps API, MapBox, leaflet.js, etc.
Extensive experience writing elegant, readable, maintainable HTML and CSS
Excellent teamwork and communication skills; ability to understand and resolve complex and technical issues.
Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident.
EOE/AA M/F/D/V Employer
Please - No recruiting agencies, and no phone calls.
Benefits and Perks:
Fun team activities. Bring your family too!
Catered lunch and dinner
Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks
||1061 Terra Bella Ave |
Mountain View, CA 94043