Talented Javascript developer needed. Backbone.js app, 14m uniques/month

Roomkey.com requires an experienced and talented Javascript developer to act as a tech lead on our front end re-architecture project. You will help to develop a responsive, single-page application, to be launched later in 2013 which will see traffic in excess of 14 million unique visits per month.

Benefits of Working at Room Key

Be part of a growing agile team in a start-up environment with a fantastic working culture.

Every Room Key team member is invested in and takes a huge amount of personal pride in the product we are collectively building. In return, Room Key offers a thriving environment where we promise you will learn as much as you contribute.

We offer the opportunity to keep your knowledge honed by attending the best conferences and the freedom to research and pursue your own projects and areas of interest. Added to which, an open vacation policy, flexible working hours, excellent compensation and benefits and daily Mario Kart racing all help to make this a great place to work.

The Product

We can absolutely promise that what you build will be have significant impact and reach. Work on a product that receives over 14 million unique visits per month thanks to a unique relationship with the six major hotel chains who founded Room Key. Help us to leverage this special relationship to provide a hotel search and booking experience that will be unique to the hotel marketplace and provide user benefits that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

What Are We Looking For?

We need a developer who is excited to work with the latest and greatest in the world of Javascript. Our front-end technology stack and development tooling includes: backbone.js, node.js, mocha, grunt, bower and more.

As a tech lead, you will have a huge say in determining how we continue to adopt the latest Javascript technologies and best practices and will work directly with project and development managers in addition to the front and back-end development teams.

The successful applicant will have proven experience working with complex single-page apps, MVC frameworks and responsive websites. He/she will understand and be prepared to work to mobile-first principles. He/she will demonstrate pride and expert ability in architecting and developing lightweight and performant Javascript applications.

Excellent communication skills are a must, as is the willingness to work in a fast-paced and multi-disciplined environment. Experience with Git and Github are highly desirable.

Charlottesville, Virginia

If you are familiar with Charlottesville, you will already know why it is consistently voted one of the best places to live and work on the East coast.

If you are not, then let us introduce you to a beautiful and historical city, nestled in the foothills of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains less than two hours south of Washington D.C and the proud home to two World Heritage Sites, the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

The Room Key offices are located downtown, in a fantastic space with panoramic views, just off the historic pedestrianized downtown mall with its restaurants, free concerts and an eclectic arts, culture and tech community right on the doorstep.

Add to this the opportunity for outdoor adventure, numerous local vineyards, breweries, superb restaurants, amenities you would only expect to find in much bigger cities and a unique mix of urban sophistication and spectacular rural beauty and you’ll immediately fall in love with this very special place.

What Next?

Interested? Please email a resume to tsouthall [at] roomkey [dot] com. Please also attach a recent code sample relevant to our technology stack and representative of your best work.