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About FlightAwareCareersWeb Software Developer

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Web Software Developer

Position is at FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX (location).

FlightAware is looking for a web developer to join our development team. The individual will enhance and expand our website to allow our users to interact with and explore our exciting aviation data.

Technically, this person is comfortable maintaining and evolving software written in a server-side web scripting languages, such as Apache Rivet, PHP, or ASP. This person should also have strong experience with CSS, Javascript, and the use of the jQuery library.

The ideal individual has a portfolio of cool past programming projects to show off. The individual might even have a GitHub account with personal software you’ve written that solves some problem you have.

This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority. Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot certificate, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance and 401K with matching.

Qualifications

  • Strong experience with CSS, Javascript, jQuery
  • RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL, other)
  • Scripting (shell, Python, other)
  • Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies
  • Experience with Photoshop, Tcl, a pilot's certificate, visual design skills a plus.

Compensation

  • Salary varies based on experience and background.
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Performance-based bonuses

About us

We have fascinating engineering problems and have released a bunch of open source projects. Our kitchen is always stocked with snacks and beverages. You also get to use top-of-the-line Apple computers. We’re a fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant. This profile of us by 37signals is a good overview of who we are.

We use Git for version control, PostgreSQL as our database, and Tcl as our main scripting language. We also have a pretty serious Javascript code base, including a production Node.js app, as well as mobile apps written in Objective C, Java, C#, C++, and Adobe Flex. You don't need to have expertise on all of those tools, you just need to be smart and passionate about software.

Application instructions

To apply and provide a small demonstration of your technical prowess, send your application to:

https://flightaware.com/about/careers/apply?data=

by setting the content of the data variable to valid JSON with the following properties:

name: String with your name (required)
email: String with your email address (required)
urls: Array of strings with links to your resume, site, or sample projects (required)
comment: String with any comment/request you might have (optional)

You will receive a 200 response on success.