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Backend Node.JS Engineer

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itd.dc@hirestrategy.com

Our client is seeking a BackEnd Node.JS Engineer in the Washington, DC metro area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and implement front-end web applications and back-end services that integrate with other products.
  • Validate requirements and system design.
  • Automate and streamline existing processes, procedures, and toolsets.
  • Ensure code paths are unit and functional tested using automation.
  • Rapidly address issues and fix defects discovered during deployment.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems OR equivalent practical experience.
  • 3-10 years of system development experience using a variety of the following technologies:
    • Web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Sass, {less}, React.js
    • Application: Node.js, Express, Flux, Redux, Java / JavaScript
    • Data: Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Expertise in JavaScript and Node.js is a must have.
  • Experience building highly scalable and performant single page applications used by millions of users
  • Solid understanding of Application Program Interfaces (APIs), Messaging Software and Interoperability Techniques and Standards
  • Strong knowledge of asynchronous and Promise patterns
  • Extensive experience working with Open source SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • Experience using different development methodologies including Scrum, and/or Agile, and test-driven development
  • Disciplined approach to software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, quality assurance)
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Significant experience in web applications involving secure products handling personally identifiable information.
    • A history of open-source contribution