Junior Developer

| Austin

Junior Developer – Austin, TX

As a Developer of Amherst, you will be developing strategic and complex applications where your contributions will have a direct impact on the growth of our platforms through rapid prototyping, R&D, proof-of-concept with the latest web technologies.

Who you are:

  • An engineer with high energy, passion and hungry ambitious attitude with a thirst to learn and apply that knowledge on any and all projects assigned
  • Quantitative and analytical thinker that is intellectually curious about technology and how systems work
  • An outspoken, entrepreneurial and collaborative team player who enjoys problem solving
  • You enjoy researching emerging technologies and willing to explore new languages
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment with agility to change directions quickly

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing front-end portion of desktop and web applications incorporating best practices and standards-based programming
  • Collaborate with product teams and take part in an agile project planning process to translate business requirements into highly performant solution
  • Collaborate with business partners (technical and non-technical) to help refine requirements, technical specifications and process documentation.
  • Participate in code reviews to share knowledge, mentor team members, and ensure high-quality code.
  • Participate in application architecture design.
  • Comment and document code to ensure readability and maintainability.
  • Encourage innovation, process improvement, teamwork, and self-organization.
  • Manage shifting priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Stay current on web trends, learn new technologies, and present demonstrations to the team.
  • The successful candidate will have deep Angular, React, and JavaScript experience as well as experience with front-end web development and familiarity with many of the latest technologies and patterns emerging in today’s tech market.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer / Electrical Engineering, MIS, Math, Physics, or relative years of experience
  • Demonstrated 3+ years of technical experience with scalable enterprise web applications using C#, .NET, WebServices (SOAP/REST), WPF/WCF and API’s
  • Proven experience with modern web technologies (Angular, React, Javascript)
  • MS SQL Server a plus but not required

What we offer: 

Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Nicole Giannetta

VP Corporate Affairs

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team juggles many different deadlines, so being able to stay organized is key! It’s also helpful to be very detail oriented and comfortable in a fast paced environment, but most importantly, you need to have a solid sense of humor and to be able to laugh at yourself (and us).

Jordan Perras

Investor Services

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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