CommunityAmerica Credit Union – Front End Developer

CommunityAmerica Credit Union, a staple of the Kansas City community for over 75 years, isn’t just about another job. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives, and working for a higher calling, a noble cause — helping Kansas City families reach their financial dreams! It’s this way of thinking that has landed us as Kansas City’s largest credit union and one of the top Kansas City-based financial institutions.

Job Summary
CommunityAmerica’s Innovation Lab has been created to build products that will genuinely improve its members lives. Our innovative, creative culture merges the flexible, agile nature of a startup with the stability of a well-established, well-funded financial institution. We are seeking a front-end developer who is passionate about building web tools and applications with an eye toward growth, usability and real end-user value.

The ideal candidate is a skilled programmer that is curious. He or she is comfortable digging into data, studying user behavior, fielding user tests while also make recommendations for UI and A/B tests.

The central job will be to develop, implement , test and measure new web sites/applications, online tools as well as optimize existing sites (and sales funnels) and play a leadership role in the build of new tools. Our process centers around running experiments and A/B testing incremental changes and empowering our people to suggest changes based on user feedback and best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Propose creative new projects, from developing and implementing front-end code to building free tools and apps that attract prospects and convert leads to testing new approaches to capturing existing demand.
• Test different options for these applications. At CommunityAmerica, we work as one growth team and strive to reach a common goal. Accordingly, an ideal candidate will participate in analysis, investigation, brainstorming sessions
• Ability to run tests and experiments to measure effectiveness. Measure and optimize these projects, reporting results and proposing improvements based on data
• Ability to build clean wireframes as well as adopting and improving wireframe concepts from other parties and converting to functional prototype.
• Ability to drive clicks, traffic to website, landing pages, apps. Help us scale and automate the growth process
• Maintain proper security measures and procedures to prevent unauthorized entry and data loss.
• Professional and friendly interaction with members and staff. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with the credit union’s values.

Education and Experience Requirements:
• Four year degree in Computer Science or related-experience
• 3+ years experience with web development
• Experience with front – end web development HTML5/CSS coding, JQuire/JavaScript coding, JSON/AJAX coding, Responsive web-development
• Experience with start ups and/or rapidly changing growing environments. Understanding of Lean startup, CRO, growth hacking MVP concept.
• Knowledge of Adobe creative suite preferred
• Some understanding of back end development preferred
• Good understanding of SEO principals and ensuring applications will adhere

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must be curious and creative
• Relentless in pursuit of growth
• Data driven via A/B testing. Performance and result-oriented
• Strong visual sensitivity to detail and layout
• Proficiency with open source content management systems (Drupal, WordPress etc)
• Experience with JavaScript frameworks
• Experience in responsive front – end frameworks (bootstrap, foundation)
• An ability to learn quickly and successfully adapt to rapidly changing technology
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively – written and oral communication
• Understanding of the Agile methodology

To Apply:

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