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Web Developer

Houston, TX

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a motivated web engineer to join our development team. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining our web based applications. Various elements of the site will include presenting various types of aeronautical data, and communicating with back-end web services.

Technically, this person must have proven experience with Javascript and HTML across multiple browsers. Professionally, this person has a track record of completing projects independently, is driven to execute, seeks advice and direction from team members when needed, and plows ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

The successful applicant will be working closely with our team of frontend and backend Software Developers as well as Graphic Designers to create customer facing features for our web platform.

This position is based in Houston, TX. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.

Education

  • University Graduate in Computer Science degree or comparable work experience.

Programming skills

  • Strong Javascript, CSS and HTML knowledge
  • Strong experience with ReactJS and the React ecosystem
  • Background in developing web applications and front end APIs for client–server architectures
  • Understanding of good object oriented software design
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Works well in a team environment and individually
  • Solid coding practices including design, unit testing, and peer code-reviews
  • Able to adapt to a fast paced dynamic environment
  • High sense of quality and polish

Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our recently expanded more than 10,000 sq. ft. office sits near the historic River Oaks neighborhood with panoramic views of the Houston skyline and is within walking distance to local favorites like Torchy’s Tacos. As the nation’s fourth-largest city, Houston is home to arguably one of the world’s best food scenes with over 10,000 restaurants. Lively arts and entertainment districts mean a festival, live concert or local farmers’ market is always just around the corner. Home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies and a robust local economy, Houston is a major corporate center.

Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the . We love shipping.

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If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.