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Cardinal Financial

Junior Full Stack Developer – Remote

  • Department: Marketing
  • Location: Remote

Who We Are:

Cardinal Financial is a nationwide direct mortgage lender whose mission is to prove that homeownership is possible for everyone. By bringing an open-minded approach to an often closed-minded industry, we’re able to embrace every unique financial situation differently in order to craft the best possible loans for our borrowers. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service backed by our groundbreaking technology, and these two components of our process come together to complete a simple, personalized mortgage experience. But it all starts with our people.

We believe that no matter where you fit in our organization—Sales, Human Resources, Information Technology, or even re-stocking the break rooms with endless coffee supplies—everyone can influence the experience that we provide to our customers and our partners. We tell our customers and our partners that anything can be reimagined. So why not your career? Looking to join a company that values its people, innovates and expands on its proprietary technology, and is growing at a ridiculous rate?!

Who We Need:

Cardinal Financial understands that talented people are the key to great companies. We are looking for intelligent, hard-working, passionate professionals that want to be part of something very different. We want people that dream big and possess a work ethic that will inspire those around them. We are seeking forward-thinking people, who produce results rather than wait for them. You will not be micromanaged, but you will be held accountable to meet specific expectations and you will have the freedom and responsibility to make it happen. You will be backed by one of the strongest, most supportive and technical mortgage banking leadership teams in the industry and we are all committed to the success of the enterprise. We are currently looking for an energetic, hardworking and knowledgeable mid-level team member for the full-time position of Full Stack Developer.

What You Will Do:

The Full Stack Developer will work within the Marketing Department and will play an active role in bringing and maintaining a portfolio of digital projects to life. This position reports to the Senior Full Stack Developer. You will have the skills and aptitude to work in an open and collaborative environment. The preferred candidate will possess creative thinking, have an ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven work environment, possess high attention to detail and time management skills.
You’ll be involved in all projects in our portfolio including several marketing websites, a lead generation web application and our company intranet. Our projects are built using WordPress or Laravel and include a modern development workflow. We only use off-the-shelf plugins to extend WordPress core including AWS integrations, Google Integrations, database push/pull and importing/exporting WordPress data. We do however author custom plugins for front-end components and custom post types.
Our build tools include Gulp and WebPack to compile Sass, bundle and minify assets and our staging and production deployments are automated using DeployBot. All of our projects are developed locally using the latest MacBook Pro.

  • You’ll be an integral member of a dynamic development team, working with designers and marketers to implement websites, knowledge bases, and small web applications, including both the front and back-end.
  • You’ll be a part of making technology decisions for the needs of the projects you’re involved in, including libraries, developer tools and content management approaches.
  • You’ll write advanced front-end code to match the needs of the designers and help innovate to create great user experiences.
  • You’ll write back-end code in order to support the feature or page you are building.
  • You’ll ensure that the code you write works on all the target browsers and devices.
  • You’ll facilitate with the deployment and management of code in production.

What You Are Like:

  • You’re independent and capable of figuring out the best way to implement designs and and brainstorming requirements.
  • You’re eager to innovate in a marketing-driven environment, finding new ways to improve experiences for customers, attract new ones, and improve our brand.
  • You enjoy working independently and working closely with others when needed.
  • You delight in implementing rich user experiences.
  • You stay plugged into emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them in your work.

What You Need:

  • B.S. in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of web development experience required.
  • Experience building WordPress themes from scratch and ability to implement them on your own.
  • Experience with JavaScript and jQuery, HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap to create rich user interfaces.
  • Ability to write well-designed, reliable code that you or others will find easy to understand and modify six months from now.
  • Experience using the latest techniques for delivering slick experiences to a variety of users, including responsive design, mobile friendly UIs, animation and cross-browser testing and support.
  • Experience in development, testing and deployment of robust responsive websites and promotional landing pages.
  • Experience with one or more content management systems such as WordPress or ExpressionEngine and would be capable of configuring it and creating a custom theme.
  • Experience with PHP or other server-side language and could create a website using it, with some minor integrations with other systems.
  • Experience with the development and devops lifecycle, QA, build tools such as Gulp and WebPack and version control tools such as git.
  • Strong conceptual ability to design and build back-end content management structures and implement them on the front-end.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with a JavaScript MVC framework such as Vue or React.
  • A working knowledge of SQL with the ability to query databases.
  • Experience with the Laravel framework.
  • Experience with 3rd party REST APIs and how to implement them.
  • Experience with Marketing Automation Platform such as Marketo or Pardot.
  • Experience with building HTML Email templates.

What We Offer:

  • Strength, Stability, and Vision.
  • A commitment to be a relevant market leader – we are aiming for the top!
  • Highly engineered proprietary technology that is revolutionizing the mortgage industry.
  • An empowered culture where your ideas are important and your voice matters.
  • Opportunity for career growth.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Benefits that become effective the first day of the month following your start date including – Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance and much more.
  • 401K w/ 50% match up to a maximum employee contribution of 5%- Effective the 1st of the month following 30-days of employment.

WE ARE CARDINAL FINANCIAL

We started Cardinal Financial with a passion for developing a better mortgage experience. Our proprietary loan origination software, Octane, is a sure advantage, but we soon found out that revolutionary technology only goes so far without revolutionary people. We place a premium on hiring talented, forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirits who are committed, not only to reimagining the possibilities of mortgage lending, but to delivering a personal experience to every borrower every time. We take a tremendous amount of pride in our people because they’re what sets us apart from the rest. Our culture is strengthened by self-starters who look forward to coming to work every day and are willing to go the extra mile for their colleagues and their clients. Cardinal Financial is where your career meets your calling. Join us and be a part of something more than mortgage lending.