Position: Javascript Engineer
Location: Palo Alto CA

Software company backed by Sequoia Capital is seeking a Javascript Engineer. This person must be an expert in javascript. Start-up experience also much preferred.

The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in JavaScript and with frameworks like jQuery. They will be passionate about user experience and pushing the boundary of what is possible in the browser through Ajax and soon HTML 5.

- Lead engineer on the JavaScript layer of our products, including the rich-text editor (RTE).

- Define the state-of the art in social software using frameworks like OpenSocial

- Define standards and best practices around JavaScript at Jive

- Mentor other members of the engineering team on their JavaScript code

- Work closely with the user interface and product design teams

- Enhance our front-end test suite with new unit and functional tests; assist the support team in resolving issues in customer deployments, particularly around cross-browser compatibility

- Expert in JavaScript and in some of the common libraries (jQuery, Prototype, TinyMCE, Dojo, YUI, etc..)

- Writes elegant, object-oriented code that is admired by others

- Highly skilled at Ajax/HTML/CSS and proficiency in user interface design

- Java experience is a plus but not required; must demonstrate experience tying JavaScript layer to back-end logic

- You are passionate. You love building great software, but even more importantly you love building a great product that thrills customers.

- You are highly self-motivated. We are looking for someone who is capable of setting his or her own priorities

- You have to be open to a variety of techniques to solve problems and design solutions to work well on all types of platforms. Your strong opinions are valued just as highly as your ability to compromise.

Email Sun Alum Robert Greene at
robert AT greenesearch DOT com Qualified candidates will be contacted right back.