Job Description

Reference # : 18-01422Title : Backend JavaScript Developer
Location : Reston, VA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 08/09/2018
Must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

AWS will be key here along w/ JavaScript and Node.js - Highly proficient with serverless, SQL, Node.js, AWS, Heroku, Google Cloud, Azure; Proficient with JavaScript; proficient with git

The client has partnered with a higher education institution in their search for an enthusiastic and creative Backend JavaScript Developer for a contract to hire position located in Reston, VA.

The Developer will be responsible for building software products and data pipelines, using an array of diverse technologies, including Node.js and/or Python. We are seeking someone who is excited about designing APIs, database management, and serverless architecture. This position will work on a small team solving high-priority challenges relating to educational content development.

Required Skills:
Build database-driven web apps from scratch to deployment
Supports user-driven design of (relational) data models, APIs and interfaces
Supports and maintains apps in production on the AWS cloud
Follow best practices around version control, unit tests, and automated build processes
Highly proficient with serverless, SQL, Node.js, AWS, Heroku, Google Cloud, Azure
Proficient with JavaScript; proficient with git

Plus to have experience (even light experience) with any of the following:
  • REST and API design
  • MVC and MVC-esque design paradigms
  • Frontend javascript frameworks
  • Server-side scripting and web frameworks (e.g. Express, Rails, Ddjango, etc)
  • Basic AWS (S3, EC2, RDS, etc)
  • Advanced AWS (Lambda, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS)
  • Serverless app design/paradigm
  • PostgreSQL or other SQL
  • Unit tests, automated testing, CI/CD
  • UI design (CSS, LESS/SASS, Bootstrap)

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