SkySpecs

FRONT END WEB SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Ann Arbor

ABOUT SKYSPECS

SkySpecs entered the wind energy industry in 2014 as an automated drone inspection company. After quickly earning a leading position in the United States and European markets, conducting over 25,000 onshore and offshore inspections for the biggest wind energy owners in the space, we grew our services and capabilities to offer a full-wrap operations and maintenance suite of solutions.

Why is this important for the industry? We can now present multi-layered solutions to our customers that include data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, collaborative software to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns, and – ultimately – reduce the cost and risk within the industry. Our mission is to make wind energy more attainable for the world through the automation of wind farms.

In the last 18 months, SkySpecs tripled its staff, opened a new office in Amsterdam, moved to a new space in Ann Arbor, and welcomed several key players in the industry to our team. It’s been a thrilling ride, and we are poised for even more growth in 2020.

WHAT WILL I BE GETTING MYSELF INTO

SkySpecs is seeking a Front End Web Software Engineer who will work with our application and platform teams to build Horizon, a web application for industrial energy operators to track damages to their assets and coordinate associated repairs. As a SkySpecs Front End Web Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to create unique new experiences to manage outdated industrial processes. Our team especially values people who are curious, internally motivated, and eager to pursue projects which pique their own interest.

MUST HAVES…

  • 3+ years in a software engineering role, building robust and well-tested web software
  • Deep knowledge and professional experience writing HTML, CSS3, and ES6/7 compatible Javascript
  • Experience building component-based front end software (React, Angular, Vue.js)
  • Experience drafting functional, empathetic user experiences and workflows from known user needs
  • Experience implementing cross-platform interfaces to accommodate different use cases, devices, browsers, etc.
  • Experience with version control, testing frameworks, continuous deployment, and continuous integration tooling and workflows
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional engineering teams

THE IDEAL FRONT END WEB ENGINEER AT SKYSPECS HAS…

  • Experience developing with server-side languages (Node preferred)
  • Working knowledge of cloud service platforms (AWS preferred)
  • Experience working with Relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with GraphQL, distributed graphs, or graph databases
  • Startup experience: wearing multiple hats, being proactive, working in a fast-paced environment, etc.

IN A GIVEN WEEK, THIS POSITION WILL BE…

  • Developing front end components in React
  • Designing layouts or working with graphics designers to present data and insights in an intuitive manner
  • Interacting with back-end databases and filestores using APIs
  • Working with our product management team to understand and implement features based on customer needs
  • Working with your teammates to plan, prioritize, and execute work to fulfill product needs, ease technical debt, and explore and test new ideas and technologies
  • Tracing, debugging, monitoring, and generally analyzing code performance
  • Work with other, non-Horizon teams within SkySpecs to develop tools and services that assist their systems (e.g. developing internal dashboards and control panels, developing web-based control interfaces for our autonomous drone, etc.)

SO WHY SHOULD I WORK FOR YOU?

Glad you asked; it’s not a one-way street. We want to sell you on why we’re the best, too.

  • We really trust our employees and we go above and beyond. To that end, we work with a flexible work schedule
  • You’ll receive the respect and loyalty of your teammates regardless of department or skillset (and we’re not just saying that; it’s actually a thing around here)
  • We offer a fun, energetic, often entertaining workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • We get to work in downtown Ann Arbor, which equates to restaurants, shops, coffee houses and bars just outside our front door
  • We love to grab a beer, sponsor tailgates, and share knowledge in casual settings. We like each other so we enjoy doing stuff together
  • We offer medical, dental and vision insurance

HOW TO APPLY

Please introduce yourself by sending your resume and cover letter to: jobs@skyspecs.com.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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