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Senior Front End Web Developer

Midtown Atlanta, GA

XYZ’s client, a global leader in aeronautics, space, and related services, has engaged XYZ in a search for Senior Front End Developer with experience in building modern, intuitive and responsive front-end web applications as well as a proven ability to build modular, reusable UI components.

The Impact

Our client has created a new startup / division in the commercial unmanned aircraft space, focused on services surrounding this new space. As this effort is just getting under way, this will allow the selected candidate to directly impact the look and feel of the front end design for this exciting effort.

The Challenge

This new space has the potential of servicing a variety of industries, so the front end developer will need to build a core look and feel, but also tailor that to specific industries set forth by the business.

The Opportunity

The unmanned aircraft space is at the forefront of transforming and disrupting a variety of traditional industries. This is your opportunity to get in at the onset of a division of a $64.5 billion corporation. You will have the creative flexibility of a startup with confidence of being backed by a very well-funded corporation!

Background and Scope

Collaborate with Product team and liaise with Product designer to develop high quality and modern intuitive user interfaces for the data portal and drone services platform.

Translate designs and style guides provided by the Product designer into functional user interfaces ensuring cross browser compatibility and performance.

Builds reusable code and libraries for future use.

Participate in code reviews, architecture reviews, and other technical discussions.


  • BA Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to write modern, intuitive, and high performance client side applications using Material Design guidelines.
  • 5+ years’ experience in:
  • Javascript
  • Typescript
  • HTML / CSS
  • Preprocessing platforms such as LESS and SASS are preferred.
  • Solid Linux skills
  • Experience in GIT as source code management system.
  • Experience in building web applications using modern Javascript framework and tooling such as:
  • AngularJS 2
  • Node JS
  • Webpack
  • Grunt
  • Experience working with Agile and Continuous Delivery approaches such as:
  • Continuous Integration
  • TDD – Test Driven Development
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines

Preferred Skills / Background

Familiarity with:

  • GCP
  • AWS
  • Other cloud computing platforms.

Experience with:

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes

Familiarity with:

  • Leaflet
  • OpenLayer 3
  • MapBox JS

Experience is building mapping and charting applications is a plus

About Our Client

Our client is creating a new startup in the commercial unmanned aircraft space focused on services. The key technologies for this group include a customer-facing data portal and drone services cloud platform used to enable the scaled operations of drone pilots and services companies around the world. This effort is being backed by a global leader in the aeronautics and space industries, with a workforce of over 136,000 and revenues in access of $64.5 Billion.


Contract / Contract to Hire

Compensation: Negotiable

Work Style: Onsite in a casual, customer-driven, open-office environment.

Travel: This position could require up to 20% international and/or domestic travel per year.

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