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HALLMARK CARDS, INC Sr. Front-End Software Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

Posting End Date: 01/13/2021Number of Openings: 4The Digital Center of Excellence (DCOE) is the organization withinHallmarkTechnology that is responsible for:Building a world-class, consumer-focused caring platform that enables Hallmark's lines of business (LOB) across the enterprise (Crayola, Crown Media, Hallmark Global) to accelerate their direct-to-consumer product strategiesDeveloping a Cloud-first, multi-tenant digital platform that provides capabilities and services, such as a unified Hallmark Profile, Product Recommendations, Global Payment services, etc.Building, securing and operating digital consumer products for Hallmark's LOBsScaling development capabilities to build for Hallmark's futureAs a member of the DCOE group you'll partner with high functioning, high energy teams of cross-functional disciplines that bring products like Hallmark.com and our Hallmark Gold Crown Omnichannel network to life for our consumers. With a consumer-first focus this group delivers impactful digital solutions that have a direct impact on consumer brand engagement and retention in the digital space, which results in revenue growth and brand relevance.What we're looking for:We are looking for a seasonedSr. Front-End Software Engineerwith a passion for building intuitive user interfaces and expertise in understanding great user experiences for a variety of technology products. We want someone that is driven, takes ownership and is solution oriented to join an established team working on our next generation products.What you'll be doing:As aSr.Front-End Software Developeryou'll be combiningtechnology and design to create inviting, easy-to-use websitesand web applicationsforHallmark'sconsumers.To fulfill your responsibilities,you'llneed to be able toprovidethe following day-to-day duties:Work with project stakeholders to develop the overall look and design of a websiteBuildintuitive user interfacesand great user experiences on various clientsin multiplefront-endtechnologies.We are building our UI usingReact,Javascript,Angular andHTML/CSS.Work on integrations with other internal and external teamsEnsure that the websites you build are accessible across many platforms, including desktop and mobile.Routinely test websites for ease of use, speed and other performance/quality factorsParticipate in creating and clarifying User Stories, and in planning SprintsDive into hard problems and successfully deliver great results on scheduleConduct innovative technology research, concept specification and design of individual software componentsWho we think would be agreatfit:We are looking for someone who not only loves designing and building great softwarebut is also passionate about getting stuff done. You are excited by the challenge that comes with delivering innovative solutions for a beloved company and brand going through a digital transformation. Youhave the skills and experience,but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products.You are a polyglot who enjoys learning new languages, and choosing the right language to solve the problems at handYou have a track recordof projects completed on time -you excel at getting things doneYou design solutions to integrated systems; you often think in Service-oriented architecture (SOA),microservices, and REST APIsYou enjoy learning bleeding edge technologies, but employ cutting edge or other more stable technologies to deliver built-to-last solutionsYou think that havingintelligent data modeling conversationswith a data architect sounds like funYou enjoy refactoringcode to reduce code complexitybut understand delivery matters more than perfect codeYou think in multi-threaded or multi-processor solutionsYou know design patterns like the back of yourhandand you chose which ones to use based on the task at hand, not just because one is popular at the momentYou are comfortable with performance tuningwebapplications with tools likeGoogle LighthouseYou prioritize