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Front End Developer

| Chicago
ParkWhiz is looking for a Front End Developer with an interest in voice driven technologies and a passion for optimizing user experiences.
On the voice front we are working with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Actions On Google to make it quick and easy to book parking in your home, car, or anywhere else. We're looking for someone to work with these teams to help innovate on and perfect these initiatives.
We're in an exciting and rapidly evolving industry that requires constant innovation, evaluation, and iteration. Help us perfect the parking experience.

What you'll be doing

  • Obviously write a great deal of Javascript
  • Experience in React, HTML, and CSS are preferred
  • Work with our UX team to define and iterate on voice driven transactions and then implement them. You will be a key contributor to both the desktop and mobile web UI/UX.
  • Collaborate with Product and the rest of the engineering team to enforce consistent and intuitive interactions across platforms
  • Conduct hallway usability tests
  • Suggest improvements in the way we leverage our existing toolkit
  • As a member of the .com team, contribute to planning and execution efforts across the web application as needed

What you bring to the table

  • A strong knowledge of JavaScript and the JavaScript ecosystem and well on your way toward gaining expertise. (ES6, Immutable, moment)
  • Strong familiarity with existing front end frameworks to include UI components, Javascript libraries and frameworks, font libraries, and grid systems
  • You'll be working with most of the following, so an understanding or familiarity with some of them would help: React, Webpack, and Yarn/Npm.
  • An obsession to create the optimal user experience
  • Above all we're looking for bright, motivated, passionate engineers who want to work with the same.

Our Engineering Culture: We are a very tight knit group that is inclusive, fun and hard working. Our number one priority after producing a great product is keeping that spirit alive. We have a firm, non-negotiable no jerk policy. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

We’re in the West Loop, one block from Union Station and three blocks from Ogilvie. We’re easily accessible from the CTA and the Kennedy Expressway.

An Insider's view of ParkWhiz

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We promote and foster a work-life balance for all employees at ParkWhiz. With a flexible work from home policy and unlimited PTO we strive to create an environment that produces an equitable experience.

Molly Morrison

Director of People & Culture

What projects are you most excited about?

We know from our best users that they want to book in-app, they want it to be as seamless as possible & they want to be in control. I'm excited about the work we're doing on voice interactions & enhancements within the app. We know it's about the destination, and we want to remove the hassles in getting there.

Elizabeth Lindemulder

Vice President of Product

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career development for every member of the Operations team is a top priority. Our team has direct communication with our customers and partners, so we understand what it means to be customer-centric. This experience is highly valued at ParkWhiz, evident in the promotions of 11 Ops members within five areas of the company over the past year.

Ryan Kern

Director of Operations

What is your vision for the company?

The world of transportation is going to change fast in the coming years - with autonomous, electric and connected vehicles, hyper-fast trains and flying cars! We will connect that world to the space around it - helping cars of the future get from A to B with ease and get serviced, charged or simply park for a few hours waiting for the next ride.

Dan Roarty

Chief Operating Officer

What are ParkWhiz Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Stock Options • Flexible Spending Account • Long/Short Term Disability - employer paid • Life Insurance - employer paid • Secure Indoor bike parking • Discounted gym membership • Kitchen stocked full of snacks and beverages • Beer fridge • Discounted ParkWhiz parking (of course!)

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