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Web Developer

American Express Publishing (New York, New York)
Full Time Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Job Description:

Front-End Web Developer:

We’re looking to hire a talented Front-End Web Developer. American Expres Publishing includes Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and various other publications. You’ll be working with bright individuals who have a passion for programming and submitting to open-source projects. Our culture is easy-going and much more akin to a startup.


- Work at an established company that’s been around since 1850, profitable, and proud!

- Join a thriving team of developers to help drive the product. Your input will be welcome.

- Our team is test and spec driven. Nothing gets launched without a functioning test-suite, and are in the process of measuring as much as possible.

- We actively encourage contributions back to the Open Source Community.

- We provide training and tutoring, book and screencasts, and are more than willing to send developers to meetups and conferences that will further their growth.

- Great benefits package, a competitive salary, and the opportunity to work for a company Fortune described as one of the top 100 places to work. Work/Life balance is held near and dear to our core values.


- Develop and maintain web-based software systems in Javascript utilizing industry standards and best practices.

-Utilize Javascript to work with RESTful APIs and other backend services.

- Be able to take a finished design, from a PSD or wireframes, and create a web-based software system using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

-Work with designers to create wireframes and assist in the prototyping of the design.

-Ability to think critically and communicate effectively.

- Be comfortable interacting with clients and scope project requirements.

- Keep stakeholders apprised of project status.

- Perform other job related duties.



- A willingness to learn, teach, and make a lasting impression.

- At least 3 years experience working with Javascript, with a strong understanding of JavaScript fundamentals– not just jQuery.

- Experience working with APIs, either integrating a third-party API or developing your own

- Experience with JS frameworks like Backbone preferred

- 3 years experience working with HTML/CSS, particularly taking a design mock and turning it into clean, hand-coded HTML and CSS

- Familiarity with HTML5 and CSS3

- Familiarity with Git or other distributed version control system

- Some experience with a backend scripting language. We use Ruby, but will accept PHP, Python, Smalltalk, etc.

- Experience with MongoDB, CouchDB or other Document store a plus.

- Familiarity with Test Driven Development, preferably RSpec and Cucumber, and Jasmin a plus

- A link to online portfolio or GitHub profile strongly preferred

- Past contributions to Open Source Projects or maintaining your own project are a huge plus.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please follow the link below to the American Express Career website and submit an application;