Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Backbase: Senior Developer (Java), Technical Lead (Ajax Components), Senior GUI Engineer, and more

Backbase is growing rapidlly, and with this growth they need quality people!

The open jobs are:

  • Technical Lead – Backbase Ajax Components and Community
  • Senior GUI Engine Developer
  • Senior Developer – Backbase Java Server Edition
  • Programmer / Writer – Backbase Ajax Community

If you are interested in any of these jobs, please email jobs@backbase.com, using the title in the subject line.

Technical Lead – Backbase Ajax Components and Community

Backbase is looking for a senior software person to lead a multi-disciplinary team of experts in making the Backbase DevNet the best online resource for Ajax components, tools, samples and documentation for developers.

The right candidate will be a technical lead with strong structured DHTML development skills and a passion for publishing instructive content that lets developers quickly discover and become productive in building Backbase Ajax applications.

Your objective will be to educate the quickly growing Backbase developer community by producing the following deliverables:

  • Comprehensive collection of rich, XHTML-based UI controls that allow developers to kick start their projects
  • Developer documentation such as manuals and references
  • Tutorials and technical articles describing Backbase and Ajax best practices
  • Demos and code samples that showcase the capabilities of Backbase
  • Answers to forum questions, blog entries and FAQs for quick, interactive help

Requirements

  • Proven track record in developing software products
  • Ace in JavaScript, CSS, XHTML and Ajax
  • Expert in XPath, XSLT, and XML
  • Experienced in server-side scripting (ASP, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion)
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Experienced in building online communities
  • Understanding of single source publishing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to lead team from technical and project perspective
  • Solid understanding of modern product development processes (preferably agile development)
  • Good communication skills

The position is full-time and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Backbase will sponsor a work permit for highly qualified candidates.

Senior GUI Engine Developer

Backbase is looking for a senior software developer to work in the team that designs and develops the Backbase Presentation Client (BPC). With the other team members you will work on the core of our leading Ajax engine.

The right candidate will have a have mind boggling JavaScript skills, a deep understanding of GUI technology and hands-on experience in building programming frameworks that other developers use to build applications.

Your objective will be to scope, design, implement and test subsystems of the BPC including:

  • Tag interpretation
  • Event system and command execution
  • Focus model
  • State management
  • Drag & drop and resize
  • Data binding
  • Templating and XSL transformation
  • XPath
  • Validation
  • Visual effects
  • Back/forward button and bookmarking support

You will be a highly motivated developer who is able to work independently and consistently produces deliverables that meet highest product quality standards, are generic, resource efficient, high performing and conform to market demand.

Requirements

  • 4+ years experience in designing GUI technology
  • 3+ years experience in building complex run-time engines and in-depth knowledge of their underlying concepts (parsing, code generation, queuing, event handling, multi-threading, etc.)
  • 3+ years experience with JavaScript
  • 5+ years experience with product development in mainstream languages (e.g. J2EE, Java, .Net, C/C++/C#, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of modern product development processes (preferably agile development)
  • Good communication skills
  • Hands-on, get-things-done attitude

The position is full-time and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Backbase will sponsor a work permit for highly qualified candidates.

Senior Developer – Backbase Java Server Edition

Backbase is looking for a senior software developer to work in the team that designs and develops the Backbase Java Server Edition (BJS). The BJS integrates the Backbase Ajax technology with the Java development and run-time platform.

The right candidate will have a combination of advanced Java programming skills and solid knowledge of Ajax and DHMTL. You will have a solid software engineering background and be well versed in common Java APIs and infrastructure. You will be a front-end person with a passion for creating interfaces that are great looking and highly usable.

Your objective will be to assure adoption of the Backbase Java Server Edition by the community from a technical point of view. Your time will be split between actively developing the Backbase Java product line, following the Java and Ajax market, and producing starter kits, demos and tutorials for the communities. You will be working on the following deliverables:

  • Backbase Ajax – JSF integration that synchronizes state between the Ajax client and a Java back-end and allows for developing server-side event handlers for client-side events
  • Backbase Visual Ajax Designer that lets developers visually create Backbase front-ends from within Eclipse
  • Starter kits, demos and tutorials that bring developers up to speed quickly on the Backbase Java integration products.

Requirements

  • Proven track record in developing software products
  • Expert in Java programming
  • Expert in Ajax, JavaScript, CSS and XHTML
  • Experience with JSP, JSF, Struts, Tapestry or similar frameworks
  • Experience with Eclipse and Eclipse plug-in development
  • Understanding and passion for good graphical and interaction design
  • Well connected to the JSF and Ajax community
  • Demo king – you make them, they love them
  • Good communication skills

The position is full-time and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Backbase will sponsor a work permit for highly qualified candidates.

Programmer / Writer – Backbase Ajax Community

Backbase is looking for a senior software person to devise and develop samples, tutorials, blog posts and technical articles to educate the buoyant Backbase developer community.

The right candidate will have a combination of advanced technical and communication skills. You will have a solid software engineering background and be well versed in client-side Ajax programming as well server-side scripting languages. Your communication skills allow you to understand the needs of the community and to reach it with your demos and writing.

Your objective will be to make Backbase’s quickly growing developer community more productive and create materials that hook new developers on our exciting Ajax technology. You will be working on the following deliverables:

  • Starter kits consisting of best practices in both code and interaction design delivered with extensive how-to documentation
  • Server-side code and samples in PHP, ColdFusion, ASP, JSP and other technologies
  • Instructive examples and documentation for the Backbase Explorer
  • Technical articles and white papers published via Backbase.com and other channels
  • Bleeding edge demos that inspire the community and allow Backbase to extend its thought leadership in the Ajax world
  • Answers to forum questions, blog entries and FAQs to provide quick interactive help.

Requirements

  • Ace in CSS and XHTML
  • Experienced in XPath, XSLT, and XML
  • Experienced in server-side scripting (ASP, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion)
  • Understanding and passion for good graphical and interaction design
  • Demonstrated technical / marketing writing skills
  • Well connected to the web and Ajax community
  • Demo king – you make them, they love them
  • Excellent communication skills

The position is full-time and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Backbase will sponsor a work permit for highly qualified candidates.

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