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Frontend Software Engineer, Loon

Software Engineering

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

About Loon: Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is the newest independent company within Alphabet. 

Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.   Overview: As a Frontend Software Engineer on Project Loon, you will develop the next-generation technologies that change how users will connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. You will bring to the challenge demonstrated experience in designing and implementing complex, multidisciplinary, and distributed front end interfaces at scale.   You will apply your knowledge, experience, and expertise to design and develop features, identify scaling bottlenecks, and lead redesigns as necessary to build high performance web applications providing both real time situational awareness and historical data. You will need to be versatile, proactive, and enthusiastic to take on new problems across the stack.  

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the team to design, develop, and implement the user interfaces that will provide at-a-glance awareness, realtime access to updates, layout, logical 2D/3D visualization, and access to historical and planned future state of the platform
  • Write client-side code for web-based applications, create fast, easy-to-use, high volume production applications. Work with designers to develop prototypes and iterate quickly
  • Optimize web applications to maximize speed and scale. Support diverse clients from high powered desktop computers to small footprint mobile devices. Leverage and contribute to the libraries and frameworks that support large, complex web applications
  • Collaborate across teams to achieve seamless integration across User interfaces and support other team’s development needs. Engage with and support external customers to better understand requirements and collect feedback to continuously improve the service
  • Lead and participate in the team's software processes, including effort estimation and prioritization, requirement and test-plan generation, design documentation, design and test implementation and review, and process feedback and improvements

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, or similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with front-end web development and JavaScript/HTML5/CSS, including new development, refactoring, User Interface testing, and industry best practices in a variety of tools and frameworks
  • Experience in Software Development in one or more general purpose programming languages on the server, including: C/C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, or Go

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA or PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other related technical field
  • Experience with the visualization of large, dynamic data sets, ideally with both Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and WebGL frameworks, including geospatial data
  • Experience developing web applications for service or network management
  • Experience in or passion for the aerospace industry
  • Familiarity with network industry trends, such as Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure and Software Defined Networking
  • Ability to learn other programming or configuration languages as needed

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