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Software Engineer

Lux Research is a rapidly growing company providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence on emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance, and government rely on us to help them make informed decisions around innovation and technology.

Within Lux’s software development team, you’ll find new and uniquely interesting problems to solve. You’ll participate in roadmap planning by capturing issues and breaking down stories into achievable tasks and deploy your solutions in a cloud environment for our customers. We work on making each other better engineers through pair programming, code review, and tech talks – all leading to developing great solutions as a team.

Job description

Lux Research is looking for an experienced software engineer to help evolve our content delivery platform and the web-based interactive tools to which our clients subscribe.

You will be responsible for creating usable, useful, delightful, and efficient front-end user interfaces using Rails, Javascript, and Vue. As necessary, you will also interact with existing data models in both Rails and JSON APIs, and create new data structures to support UIs using Rails/ActiveRecord. As part of a growing team with broad business scope, you will also have opportunities to explore new technologies and work directly with business sponsors to determine right-sized solutions to business needs. We understand that deep proficiency in both Rails and Javascript is a rare combination; our expectation is that you have deep proficiency in at least one and curiosity and willingness to explore the other as needed on projects.

 

What you’ll do

  • Develop new features for the Lux Member Site, a platform for information and insight for leaders in technology and business innovation
  • Imagine, build, and test reusable UI components in Javascript, Vue, and Rails for the client-facing front-end of our platform
  • Integrate data visualization and analytics tools using Plotly, D3, and other proprietary javascript visualization libraries with other analyst-published content deliverables
  • Collaborate closely with the research and product teams to understand user goals and business requirements
  • Keep pace with the state of the art in visualization, UX, and software development, and recommend new tools, frameworks, and libraries useful to the platform
  • Work with counterparts in other parts of the software development team and more broadly at Lux, including within Lux Research’s core business (like syndicated research, client engagement, and marketing) to better understand client needs and development opportunities.

What we look for

  • Several years of experience developing dynamic, browser-based applications using JavaScript and Rails.
  • Experience with Vue, D3, CSS, webpack are also highly desirable.
  • Experience using modern development practices and tools (agile, Jira, git, etc).
  • Ability to think clearly and communicate effectively to colleagues inside and outside of the software team
  • Ability to prove a concept, ship minimal viable products quickly and iterate to add new features following an agile development cycle.
  • Proactivity and detail-orientation.

 

Other technologies used:

  • Open source: Solr, AWS, Plotly.js, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Jenkins, Python, OpenAPI (Swagger), and more.
  • Commercial: Salesforce.com, Jitterbit, Slack, Jira, Bitbucket, Office 365, Azure Active Directory, Sendgrid, Applitools, Airbrake, Sentinel, Hubspot, GoToWebinar, Delighted, UserEcho, Google Analytics, Chart.io

 

We are seeking candidates local to the Boston metro area for this position.  There is no relocation assistance available with this role.

We are seeking candidates authorized to work in the US without current or future visa sponsorship.   We are unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this role.

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