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Jacobs Senior Front End Developer in Alexandria, Virginia

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

The candidate should have substantial experience developing large, modern, scalable web applications using client-side JavaScript frameworks. The candidate should have extensive experience developing reusable, component-driven applications and corresponding automated test suites. The candidate should be experienced at integrating large enterprise systems with single-page JavaScript applications.


Here’s What You’ll Need:


• 8+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree is required; commensurate experience for education

• Proficiency with front-end web technologies (HTML5, SASS/CSS, Javscript, ES6/ES7)

• Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience with Ember.js or similar MVC framework (i.e. Angular, React, etc.)

• Minimum 4 years’ experience developing automated tests in QUnit or similar test framework

• Language proficiency in JavaScript using Object-Oriented and Functional design

• Experience working with backend developers to design RESTful APIs

• Experience developing within an ORM system to consume REST APIs

• Experience with DevOps scripting for deploying large scale web applications

• Familiarity with one or more source control systems (Git, Subversion, etc.)

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Desired Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related work experience

• Migrating JavaScript applications to TypeScript

• Experience developing reusable utility and UI component libraries

• Experience working inside a monorepo structured codebase

• Excellent debugging skills, advanced user of browser-based developer tools

• A feel for what makes a good user experience

• Experience working in a SCRUM environment and familiar with Agile

• A desire and ability to use technology to drive creativity

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.