Quicksand is hiring an

Associate - Web Developer

Aldona, India
Full-Time

We are looking for an experienced Web Developer to develop and maintain our web assets. Key responsibilities include building websites and web applications from design files all the way to completion from the bottom up.  

Responsibilities

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML, CSS and Javascript practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases and write backend code for simple applications and websites
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling web applications and websites
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent

Requirements

  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Intermediate to Advanced skill level with creating website layout/user interfaces with HTML, CSS and javascript
  • Beginner to Intermediate skill level with backend technologies including Node JS, Firebase, SQL, MongoDB, PHP and similar technologies
  • Beginner to Intermediate skill level with hosting and cloud technologies including AWS, Google Cloud and similar services
  • Beginner to Intermediate skill level with software design patterns such as MVC and other similar patterns
  • Intermediate to Advanced skill level with code maintenance, sharing and archival using technologies such as git 
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of  timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • 2 to 3 years of relevant experience is essential

 About Quicksand

Quicksand (www.quicksand.co.in) is a leading design strategy and innovation consultancy in India, recognised globally for its expertise in user-centered design. Our work spans both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors across emerging markets, and has involved envisioning innovative new programs, products and services that are future facing, and still rooted in the everyday reality of people they aim to serve.

Quicksand was set up in 2005 in New Delhi, and now has studios in Bangalore and Goa as well. Our work over the last 14 years has contributed to a global discourse on human-centered design and design thinking— a new approach to creating solutions that are sensitive and relevant to the end user while driving business and social impact. We make this possible through our expertise in learning from the field— distilling meaning from the lives of people, communities and cultures - and applying this knowledge in building solutions that are at the intersection of business, technology and design.

Today, Quicksand consists of close to forty full-time employees and consultants with diverse profiles and qualifications - ranging from management, technology, engineering, product design, communication design, design research, new media, film and photography, sound design, social sciences and entrepreneurship.

Some of our noted clients include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Unilever, World Bank, Wellcome Trust, Nokia, Unicef, Samsung, Cisco, Google and Coca Cola.

Working at Quicksand

In the interest of full disclosure, the Quicksand office structure is likely different from what you’re used to. We are a collection of professionals with diverse backgrounds that are united by an ideology, not an industry. We are passionate about applying user-centered processes to improve people’s lives and a typical project requires everyone on the team to roll up their sleeves and dive in.

Our work tends to be a mix of collaborative as well as independent, self-driven effort. There will be times when you are asked to take on responsibilities that may fall outside of those specified in the job description and at other times you’ll be expected to lead the team on a skill or a domain you specialise in. You will have the freedom to explore, create, and push-the-envelope.

This seemingly fluid nature of operations can be rewarding and frustrating in equal measures. We expect team members to figure the balance of openness vs structure they need at work, and unlearn top-down structured approaches that they might have experienced in other organisations or previous engagements. We expect to learn as much from you as you will learn from us.

Finally, regardless of the position you are applying for, there are a few traits that define us as individuals and as a team. We value a strong work ethic and thrive in a collaborative, cross-cultural, multidisciplinary, startup environment with minimal supervision. By extension, it is part of our job profiles to reach out to people - regardless of whether they are our clients, users or partners - and build genuine, respectful relationships that can make work both meaningful and fun. We value thinking on one’s feet, being resourceful and entrepreneurial. Deadlines energise us and no matter how constraining the circumstances may be, we would never drop our standards of high quality work.

Get in Touch

In case this resonates with you, please apply via the Recruiterbox posting with your most current resume/CV, a portfolio of work samples and projects that demonstrate your skills and credentials, and links to relevant online work, personal website, and/or blog. Please also include a thoughtful cover letter that shares a bit about yourself, and why you are excited about working with Quicksand. Submissions without these essentials will not be considered for the position.

In the course of our initial conversations, we might also require you to work on a small case study, which would help us gauge your skills and also enable you to understand our requirements better.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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