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JavaScript Developer

Tynker is looking for an experienced front-end developer who can help extend Tynker's core web frameworks and platform tools. You will work with a team of developers building tools and frameworks used by millions of K-12 students to learn to code. To support learners of all age groups, Tynker supports a wide range of technologies such as icon-based coding, block coding, text coding with interactive Jupyter notebooks, and Docker container technologies. Join a dynamic team of developers to come up with new and stimulating ways to engage young coders to get creative with code!

Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform and helps millions of students learn coding. Our self-paced courses and creativity tools guide them from block coding to JavaScript, Swift and and Python. Tynker's mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM, programming and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world.

Primary Tasks

  • Create awesome experiences for young coders

  • Transform design comps made by creative leads to functional web applications

  • Extend Tynker's Integrated Development Environment to support a variety of coding paradigms

  • Work with technologies such as Minecraft Modding, Bluetooth connected devices, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

  • Extend Tynker's Minecraft modeling and coding editors using WebGL with more 3D and Augmented Reality features

  • Extend Tynker's Jupyter notebook kernels to support multiple programming languages

Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science

  • 3+ years of professional experience in group development using Python or JavaScript

  • Full grasp of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX-based JSON/XML web services

  • Must be proficient using frameworks like Angular, Foundation or Bootstrap

  • Solid foundation creating cross-browser and responsive web experiences and understand the nuances of supporting tablet and mobile browsers

  • Must be able to quickly adapt and learn to work within an unfamiliar codebase

  • Must be familiar with various design and architectural patterns

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and debug complex issues such as network latency, front-end performance, cross-browser bugs

  • Demonstrated ability to be self-driven and work with minimal supervision

  • Strong object oriented fundamentals with prior experience in Java or C++ is preferred

  • Experience creating APIs and RESTful web services is a plus

If interested, please send your resume to jobs@tynker.com.

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