Front End Engineer

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Software

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Does designing solutions to unique and novel problems excite you? Do you love fast-paced, flexible, and fun environments?


If so, we have a career for you!


Working as Understory's Front-End Engineer, you will have the opportunity to design interfaces for unique and novel problems, create tools to visualize and use ground-breaking data, and present an innovative solution to the world. While you rock this role, you will work alongside a diverse team that delivers disruptive products that bring together custom-built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.


If you're proficient with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5, have an eye for design, are experienced with wireframes, mockups, and Photoshop, and enjoy working in a casual and highly collaborative organization, you're a great fit for our team! 


You're exactly what we're looking for if you: 

  • have at least two years of front-end development experience;
  • are experienced in building and maintaining web sites;
  • feel comfortable building modular reusable code;
  • have a Bachelor's degree and an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • enjoy overcoming challenges and solving problems;
  • are fun, enthusiastic, disciplined, and comfortable learning and adopting new technologies; and
  • have worked with tools like Git and Webpack.


Specific role responsibilities include:

  • designing and implementing web sites and applications;
  • working with our software team to communicate requirements, integration points, etc.; and
  • troubleshooting problems by analyzing root causes, documenting their resolutions, and relaying the outcomes to team members.


We use:

  •  HTML5
  •  CSS (Sass)
  •  JavaScript (including React, D3 and jQuery)
  •  Java
  •  Python
  •  Cassandra
  •  Amazon Web Services 


Compensation includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Full-time benefits
  • Position can be located in Madison, WI (relocation is not offered)

Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.

Currently, Understory is an early-stage start-up consisting of fifteen awesome team members and is venture backed by $13M in financing. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!

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