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Front End Developer
New York, NY

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Job Description


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that literally make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM.COM Design team is looking for a Front End Developer to architect and develop the next generation of user experience and interface. In this role, you will be developing components of a high performing website leveraging the latest front end development methodologies, tools and techniques. You will be instrumental in bringing industry-defining software products, cloud services and web applications to users around the world and make a global impact by delivering innovative user experiences.


* Develop, maintain the wide design system leveraging IBM Design Language
* Translate the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code and technical implementation that will produce visual elements
* Build modular and reusable code and libraries
* Streamline integration of new designs across websites
* Collaborate with web developers and Web CMS team on integration and adoption of design system
* Communicate with community of design system users

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

* 5+ years of experience in web front-end development
* 3+ years of experience in developing high performing, large, accessible and responsive websites
* Experience building large application architecture and frameworks
* Expert in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
* Advanced Vanilla JavaScript development including ES6+ and experience in JavaScript frameworks such as React, AngularJS, and Node.js
* Leveraging API
* Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
* Front-end development best practices
* Experience in mobile-first, content driven responsive design and development
* Building accessible and localized user interfaces
* Experience working with design tools
* Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GitHub
* Knowledge of DevOps and Agile development principles
* Troubleshooting, testing and performance optimization skills
* Experience with Open Source communities/projects
* Experience working with design tools
* Fluent in English and solid communication skills

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

* Visual or user experience design
* Templating Languages (Handlebars.js, Dust.js, Swig, Jade, EJS)
* CSS preprocessors (Sass, Less, Stylus)
* Knowledge of emerging Web standards (Web Components, ECMAScript 6, HTTP/2, etc...)
* Native mobile development
* Continuous delivery toolchain
* Package managers (NPM, Bower, etc...)

About Business Unit

At IBM Cognitive Applications, we build open applications that unlock the power of data for clients, partners, and developers. Running on top of IBM's unique Hybrid, Multicloud and AI infrastructures, these applications work across horizontal domains and bring our technology to life for end users. Cognitive Applications unit includes: Watson Customer Engagement, Watson IoT, Watson Media and Weather, Talent & Collaboration, and IBM Developer teams

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree Commissionable: No

Key Job Details

* Country:US
* State:NEW YORK
* Category:Software Development & Support
* Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
* Position Type:Professional
* Employment Type:Full-Time
* Contract Type:Regular
* Req ID:237870BR
* Location:NEW YORK, NY US

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