Creative Technologist

As a Creative Technologist you will be revolutionizing the intersection of technology, service design and the R&D of physical products by delivering application prototypes. You will be exploring new concepts and ideas but delivering functional prototypes that will help to answer key questions. We value using AWS native solutions to deliver node modules, express apps, SPA web apps, server-less Lambdas, APIs, and data stores. Our approach uses data-driven development and continuous improvements.

The team is dedicated to delivering quickly, where everyone is empowered to design solutions for new features and review code of other team members. We are pushing the envelope in our agile process by embedding directly with business teams. Our goal is continuous delivery with an emphasis on learning new technologies and techniques, while pairing to solve problems faster, share knowledge, and learn from others. We want everyone to share their opinions with a humbleness to accept other opinions over your own. Communication skills are key to this strategy, i.e. you need to articulate your ideas to fellow developers as well as stakeholders.

Requirements
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience, with 2 years professional experience in software engineering.

Technology Experience
Design full-stack applications (required).
Integrate with RESTful APIs (required).
Node modules and Express applications (required).
Developing Web apps via Vue/Nuxt and React/Redux (required).
Transpiling and Bundling (required).
SPA or universal/isomorphic apps (preferred)
UI/UX Design of Web Apps (preferred).
Continuous Integration with automated testing (preferred).
Continuous Delivery to AWS (preferred).
Data visualizations, e.g. Unity, ThreeJS, or D3 (preferred).

Soft Skills
Innovation mindset with the ability to flourish in a rapid prototyping environment.
High motivation and passion for continuous learning.
Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to see the big picture and decompose it into domains.
Ability to deal with ambiguous requirements and quickly changing directions.

Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.