Job Posting: Senior Front End Developer

Senior Front End Developer

Reports to: Director of Engineering
Position Based in Chicago

Software Engineers at FastModel build tools that NBA, WNBA, and NCAA basketball coaches rely on.  Are you up to task?  Can you:

  • Deliver code quickly, but avoid creating technical debt.
  • Keep up to date on the latest software trends, but avoid fads.
  • Simultaneously teach and learn from others.
  • Create user experiences that are intuitive and self-explanatory, but unfold to reveal multiple layers of increasing complexity.

If so, you’ll get a chance to refine your craft in a high-energy, all-star, startup environment.  We are an open-minded group and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  Some of the people you’ll work with will include:

You will build new products and rebuild existing products for the web.  We share responsibilities on most projects, but you should have the expertise to independently build a new web application.

We’ll expect you to have skills on one of these two areas:

Web development

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Ruby, Rails
  • JQuery, SCSS, SASS


iOS development

  • Objective-C
  • Cocoa Touch
  • XCode, Interface Builder

Plus, the universal stuff:

  • UI/UX, wireframing
  • SQL databases
  • Web session management, cookies, login, and authentication

Optional, desired skills:

  • Backend services (Java, concurrency)
  • DevOps on AWS
  • Typography
  • Redis, Memcached
  • Single Page Application frameworks, like AngularJS, Backbone, Ember
  • Other web goodies, like JRuby, Haml, CoffeeScript
  • Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) or equivalent
  • Web Application Security (eg., the OWASP Top 10)
  • Android SDK 

Our Company:

We are a tenacious, bootstrapped, and profitable small business founded ten years ago by our CEO, Ross Comerford.  What differentiates FastModel is the kinship we have with our clients and our passion for making them superstars.  Our customers include every NBA and WNBA team and more than 90% of NCAA Division I basketball programs and 6,000 high schools.  Check out out Twitter feed to see what we do and what our customers are saying about us.

Our Tech Environment:

  • Languages: Java, Objective-C, Ruby, HTML/CSS, Javascript, SQL, etc.
  • Architecture: AWS (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, S3, RDS, CloudFront, Route53, CloudWatch), Tomcat, Linux, Jenkins, Hockey, Jira, REST, SOAP, MySQL, Redis
  • Integrations: SalesForce, PayPal 

Recruiters, take note: We are considering direct applicants only.