Ember JS Front End Developer

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Full-time | Fully remote


The Power Auctions software team works closely with the world's leading experts on auction design, implementing innovative ideas from an academic environment in real-world applications of high economic and social impact. Our team built and successfully ran the highest revenue auction ever, an $82 billion FCC spectrum auction. Power Auctions is a stable, profitable, 20-year-old company with a strong track record of delivering quality to our customers.

We are currently looking for software developers with Ember experience to join our team. We value well-structured JavaScript code, so are looking for candidates who have worked with recent versions of Ember, specifically using Native Classes, TypeScript, Octane, and Glimmer.  All of our code is test-driven because our solutions have to be correct. Given the nature of our project deliveries, we are able to stay current with the latest versions of our languages and tools.

Our development team strives for a supportive and cooperative environment. Everyone has a voice, and everyone is recognized for their contributions. We are all professionals, and we treat each other as such. We value initiative and autonomy balanced with a culture of deep collaboration and strong communication. We have a very strong testing mindset because errors can be catastrophic in high-stakes auctions. Our goal is to design clean and flexible software because we are building a platform that must be able to handle new customers and projects.

You will be collaborating with our Design, Product, and QA teams to develop new software for different auction designs and customers. You may be asked to design a complex workflow or implement a data-rich screen of bidding information.  You may also be asked to interface directly with our customers at their sites to understand their requirements.

Power Auctions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage candidates from underrepresented minorities to submit resumes for consideration. Please note that this position does require U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency.


Required Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years of web development experience (HTML/CSS/JS/backend)
  • 4+ years of experience using modern JavaScript and TDD
  • Recent experience developing Ember applications, including using Native Classes, TypeScript, Octane and Glimmer
  • Experience with Ember testing tools such as Mirage and qunit
  • Experience with a workflow that includes git and a *nix command line interface
  • Solid oral and written communication skills and ability to express complex ideas clearly
  • Enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced and dynamically changing environment
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, but also collaborate with the development team
  • Ability and patience to pay attention to detail
  • Can join our daily scrum at 10 am ET
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Has or can obtain a security clearance


**Optional** qualifications related to our toolset

  • A degree in computer science or mathematics or economics or related field
  • Experience working with a Rails API
  • Experience working with Elixir
  • Experience with AWS and Docker
  • Experience with data modeling
  • Experience building complex systems
  • Proficiency with a Unix command line interface


What we offer

We offer competitive salaries with annual bonus, three weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays, 401(k), medical benefits, up-to-date laptops, and flexible hours. If there is something specific that helps you personally, we can usually work something out!