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Front-End Developer (Creative)

About Powster:

We are a creative agency based out of the London Fields area in Hackney, with a sister office in Los Angeles. Our team works towards three main streams of output:

1. Our Showtimes Platform: which powers most of the major movie websites across the world boasting all the major movie studios as our clients.

2. Our Creative Builds: which can range from projects making interactive music videos to projecting tweets on the houses of parliament.

3. Our Products Builds (Powster Labs): which includes a variety of in-house and client-facing custom builds for movie-discovery and marketing tools.

We like to think that anything is possible when pitching, and if we haven’t done it before we’ll pull together, work it out and make it happen. This comes from having a drive to make the unseen! When bolstered by the very diverse and strong team we can adapt to anything thrown at it, from technical, interactive builds to large scale video productions.

If you haven’t already, please take a look at our site www.powster.com and our movie platform http://movies.powster.com

Responsibilities

This role involves playing with awesome code and making stuff that might not even exist as a concept yet. The successful candidate would be creating amazing web experiences using technologies like Three.js, React VR, Aframe, webGL, 360 videos, our custom interactive frameworks for mobile, desktop, advanced performance tools and VR sites and others, to create products and features to pitch to our clients, the major movie studios around the world, and to be integrated into our existing Showtimes products.

In the past, these projects have included interactive music videos and more advanced interactive websites (WebVR, WebGL, advanced scrolling/parallax sites, etc). We've got some really exciting upcoming projects for major movie releases and are looking to build out some of the most impressive creative experiences for the web using these technologies. This will be your main focus at Powster and you will be taking the lead on these projects.

Your Skills

We are looking for a cutting-edge, creative Javascript developer to make and play with exciting technologies for Powster Labs. We ideally need someone who loves working on a long term product, but also likes to dabble in experimental coding and prototyping. We need someone who can handle coding for a large scale product, and is happy working independently and being self-motivated.

You should also be able to follow direction and project management, and prioritise tasks to work on the most important aspects before just the fun stuff. You should also be in the habit of writing  well-documented, clean code, to be able to pass successful projects on to other developers to iterate upon and flesh out.

You should have a keen interest in keeping up to date with modern coding practises, particularly with respect to mobile / responsive design. We love to see creativity and experiments, especially with webGL/Three.js for stunning visuals on the web. Our platform is a web-app built using React, webpack and node.js. For all of our devs, a love for JavaScript is essential.

Finally, you should have an extensive portfolio of creative projects you've worked on in the past (professionally is a huge bonus), and have at least 2 years experience coding professionally.

Essential Skills:

  • High level knowledge of vanilla JavaScript (ES6) + HTML5 + CSS3
  • Commercial experience for clients
  • Knowledge of React JS
  • Experience using webpack
  • Experience with node.js
  • Command line
  • Git/Github
  • AWS
  • ​Mobile-first and responsive web development

Nice to haves:

  • Design skills
  • UX experience
  • WebGL/Three.js
  • Text rendering (three-bmfont, Hiero)
  • Shader programming
  • Deep understanding of Computer graphics
  • Post-processing
  • Particle Rendering
  • Experience with webVR and VR technologies

Powster Perks:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited Movie Pass membership
  • Free Parking
  • Pre-premiere exclusive movie screenings
  • Extremely well connected in the entertainment industry
  • Drinks fridge
  • In-office kitchen
  • Generous benefits package (including health, dental, 401k, life insurance and more)
  • Central location (West Hollywood)

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES (please)

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