UI Engineer Internship

  • Company: LinkedIn
  • Posted: December 21, 2016
  • Reference ID: 335692867
UI Engineer Internship - Summer of 2017 Bay Area, CA New York City, NY
Do you dream in Javascript? Can you bend uncooperative browsers to your will using only a toothpick, some chewing gum, and a well placed "position: relative"? As soon as you finish a project, do you step back and think, "Now, how can I make this better?" We've been waiting for you.
LinkedIn is looking for engineers who are eager to tackle the challenges of a rapidly growing web application with millions of daily visitors. We're looking for developers to help build rich, dynamic client-side web applications using Javascript, leveraging new technologies like HTML5/CSS3, to launch beautiful, usable and scalable products for our 400+ million global users.
Responsibilities: •Front-end develop for one or more of our products and collaborate with visual/interaction designers, other engineers, and product managers to launch new products, iterate on existing features, and build a world-class user experience. •You will implement cutting-edge technologies and will be writing state-of-the-art code to keep LinkedIn at the cutting edge of current technology. •Your specific expertise will be required to make the site delightful, secure, performant and accessible to all our members. •Meet with colleagues including product managers, designers and other engineers assigned to your project(s).
Basic Qualifications: •Currently pursuing a B. . /B. . Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related technical field• and returning to the program after the completion of the internship •Expected to complete degree by December, 2018 or earlier •Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, and/or Ruby
Preferred Qualifications: •Intership(s) in Front End - User Interface software engineering •Experience + semantic HTML and CSS. •Experience writing clean, unobtrusive Javascript including experience with common libraries (Jquery and Angular/Ember/React) and debugging tools (Chrome Dev Tools, etc. ). •Knowledge of native DOM and Event APIs. •Knowledge of browser quirks and their remedies. •Experience building front-end code with server-side technology. •Knowledge of (and a passion for) current trends and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance, accessibility, security and usability. •Knowledge of browser internals like Javascript engines and ways to tune code for best performance. •Knowledge of how to leverage the GPU to enhance rendering performance.

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