Front End Software Engineer
Virginia Credit Union
Richmond, VA, USA
Posted 17 Oct (11 days ago)
Job description

We’re proud of the opportunities, training, benefits and work-life balance we provide to those who help people take their money further, and reach their goals sooner. We strive to provide a culture where employee development, teamwork, integrity, respect and quality of life are the cornerstones of delivering superior member experience. We thank our employees for making us a part of our community’s "Top Workplaces" and are always looking to add people to our team who share our passion for helping members build their finances and confidence. In return, we offer employees a challenging and rewarding work environment and are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and continual improvement. Virginia Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

This position is responsible for implementing user interfaces and adding interactive elements to applications that will engage the user. Requires a close working relationship with developers, product and application stakeholders to ensure technical and functional requirements are met. Candidate should be highly experienced and well-versed in the technology and tools used for digital experiences.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Strategic:

  • Deeply understand what drives the business for which you are building software. 
  • Build solutions that operate on large amounts of data in high transaction volume applications.
  • Assist in the design and development of a software release management process for enterprise applications.
  • Support and extend a culture of innovation.

 

Delivery:

  • Design web applications, mobile apps, & data objects based on user stories.
  • Develop code iteratively including functional and unit testing.
  • Work with team to improve delivery processes and techniques.
  • Work closely with system architects to integrate with the software architecture model for the next generation of VACU applications.

 

Operational:

  • Be a key team member, building and expanding cross functional skills.
  • Escalate impediments in a timely manner and work with team and contacts to find solutions.
  • Monitor applications and provide timely support for the resolution of issues.
  • Work with business & IT teams to ensure work is smoothly transitioned to a full release.
  • Other duties may be required and assigned by the supervisor.
  • Complete all required training.  Report all suspicious activity to Security.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Technical:        

  • Optimize the user experience by developing compelling and engaging responsive digital experiences through the use of front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS/SCSS, and JS) and coding practices.
  • Exposure to Low Code Software development platforms such as OutSystems.
  • Ability to design and develop using Object Oriented design principles and software design patterns to attain high reusability and maintainability.
  • Demonstrated experience designing/creating user interfaces and experience with Web/Mobile App Architecture.
  • Thorough understanding of the application life cycle in web/mobile development.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer technical skills to new situations and learn quickly.
  • Create prototypes for testing to ensure design meets business and user objectives.
  • Perform web performance and accessibility audits and leads remediation efforts.

 

Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Excellent listening and feedback skills.
  • Self starter that can work within a framework.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Advocate for change & continuous improvement.
  • Function as an integral part of a team and display proactive initiative in team commitments.
  • Ability to bring clarity to ideas and to adapt quickly to changing conditions.

 

Job knowledge & decision making:

  • Delivers work with some guidance & oversight.
  • Delivers work to implement products or solutions to achieve goals.
  • Follows guidelines and seeks direction on defining and/or resolving problems.
  • Most comfortable in familiar situations.
  • Researches answers when not immediately knowledgeable.
  • Open to and accepts change.

 

Communication

  • Effectively communicates technical content to a technical audience.
  • May need occasional guidance on communications.
  • Proactively asks appropriate questions for clarification.

 

Teamwork

  • Maintains open communication among team members.
  • Actively contributes to team success.
  • Accepts shared responsibility and ownership of their contribution to  team work.
  • Actively supports teammates by offering help.
  • Provides input into team discussions; may offer own suggestions for solutions.

 

Minimum Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, User-Centered Design/Human-Computer Interaction, or appropriate combination of education and significant experience.
  • Requires demonstrated software development of enterprise software applications.
  • Experience in a financial institution or overall knowledge of financial institution products and services is a plus.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This job requires the ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • This job requires infrequent lifting or carrying of objects up to 10 pounds.
Contact the job poster
Richard catlett
Virginia Credit Union
Job details
Employment type
Full-time
Job role
Developer
Seniority level
Junior
(1 to 2 years)
Skills
UI Development Languages
User Experience
Web Application Architecture
Industries
Banking