SOFTWARE DEVELOPER III - UI-UX in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Software Developer III (a.k.a. Solutions Developer III) reports to our Solutions Development Manager and is responsible for developing creative/UX-first solutions. Leveraging front-end technologies, on both individual and team projects, this position works closely with the Marketing department on creating customer facing Cottonwood Financial digital assets.  This individual is responsible for extending, enhancing, and re-designing digital assets; including the public website(s), internal web-applications, Point of Sale, mobile app and contact center applications.  In addition, the Software Developer III supports the software development life cycle from requirements gathering, technical design, change management, unit testing, user acceptance testing and regression testing through production release. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Create and design concepts, compositions, wire frames, and digital assets 

  • Build web and mobile experiences and transform UX wireframes and compositions into logical optimized front end code based on strong best practices

  • Use front-end technologies to create a full digital delivery solution

  • Integrate with API solutions

  • Implement unit testing, integration testing, and UI automation

  • Maintain existing internal and external web applications

  • Support the Solutions Development Manager throughout the software development lifecycle

  • Track software test results and reports status to management

  • Optimize software configuration and front-end builds and packages

  • Conduct requirements gathering sessions with business stakeholders and develop business/technical requirements and test plans

  • Communicate technical solutions to non-technical end-users

  • Manage Agile/scrum tasks and stories to completion with quality

  • Utilize skills to troubleshoot and solve problems creatively  

  • Develop and maintain documentation of systems, policies, and procedures


COMPENSATION


  • Annual salary of $93,400


BENEFITS 


  • Medical, dental and vision

  • Voluntary life/ AD&D

  • Short-term & long-term disability

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick time

  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave and jury duty

  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers

  • Business casual work environment

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, artistic design, or related field

  • 5+ years of related work experience

  • Experience in Creative Design using tools such as Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Experience using tools such as Sketch, InVision, Framer, or Adobe DX

  • Experience in front-end development CSS/JavaScript frameworks 

  • Propensity to learn and invest time to further advance technological skillsets

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to understand and explain procedures in writing or verbally

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization  

  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • Maintained creative portfolio

  • JavaScript ES2015+/Typescript

  • Experienced with SPA in React/Vue/Angular

  • Understands web analytics and Google Tag Manager

  • VS Code Atom/Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017

  • Version control system GIT/TFS


ABOUT COTTONWOOD


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.



We have been named multiple times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.