Senior UI / UX Engineer – React, Node.js

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Job Title: Senior UI / UX Engineer

Company: Kognition AI

Dept./Group: Engineering

Employment Terms: Contract to hire (3-6 months) for Full-Time

Position reports to: Chief Technology Officer

Number of Direct Reports: 0-3

Compensation: Market salary rate + equity incentives + full benefits upon hiring

Position Summary (Purpose of job):
Kognition is an enterprise AI software company that develops an interoperability infrastructure for smart buildings and smart cities. Kognition’s AI-powered policy engine automates complex business operations in real-time. We are looking for a devops senior software engineer to join our dynamic and rapidly growing R&D team. We look at software development as a craft that requires deliberate practice, curiosity, and passion. If you work hard, have an innovative mindset, and love building great software, we should talk!
As a Senior UI Engineer, you will be a key part of our research and development team that builds our core products. You will design, develop, document, test and debug Web UI applications and services. You will work as part of a high-powered team, in an agile fashion, towards an end goal of making the world smarter, safer and more secure.
Key Responsibilities

Analyze, plan, and design easy-to-use user interfaces infocore products — 20%
Lead programming effort — 40%
Performs complex bug verification, testing, and program support for various products — 30%
Provide technical assistance, mentorship and guidance to junior software developers — 10%

Minimum Job Qualifications

Education/Training: Bachelors or Masters degree; Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related

Business Experience

5+ yrs experience web development
3+ yrs experience with React.js and Node.js

Critical Skills

Strong application design skills and understanding of single page app design patterns
Thorough understanding of modern web languages (e.g. HTML5, CSS3 and ES6+)
Thorough understanding modern web build chain technologies and purpose (e.g. webpack, gulp)
Thorough understanding of React.js
Comprehensive knowledge of available library options within the React ecosystem (e.g. Redux, Material-UI, etc.)
Experience developing highly available, highly scalable web applications
Experience building and integrating RESTful APIs, and integrating back-end services
Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL databases
Experience working with various testing methodologies, including test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), and unit testing
Experience with performance-monitoring and tuning of web stack applications
Experience deploying, managing, and configuring applications both on-prem and in-cloud (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
Solid understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and various Agile methodologies (e.g. Kanban, Scrum)

Desired Skills

Experience working with containers and container orchestration systems (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, DC/OS, Nomad)
Experience with machine vision (i.e. openCV)
Experience with web based video processing, video analytics, media compression and encoding (i.e. Gstreamer, ffmpeg)

Additional Specialized Knowledge/Skills

Passion for cutting-edge software design and development
Highly motivated and self-directed
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Keen attention to detail
Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Focus on user experience
Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Willingness to mentor and train junior developers
Willingness to support resolution of escalated technical support issues

Work Location During Pandemic
Fully remote
Post-Pandemic Location

Position will be located in our Philadelphia, PA office after the pandemic is over.
WFH flexibility with a focus on in-office availability (post-pandemic)
General Office- travel less than 10%.

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