Web Developer

The Company

Gen Con LLC produces Gen Con, the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees participate in over 19,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding hotels in Indianapolis, IN.

Gen Con is powered by a custom management system encompassing a website and mobile applications for IOS and Android. It is the primary interface for Gen Con's customers and partners, and includes functionality for e-commerce, event management, ticketing, search, content management, maps, forums, messaging, convention planning, and much more.

The Job

We are looking for web developers to work on the Gen Con's website in the following ways:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, designers, and other developers to define technical requirements and estimate effort
  • Design and implement front-end and back-end functionality with quality, maintainable code
  • Write documentation, implement automated tests and contribute to manual testing plans
  • Maintain and address issues in website as they arise and are assigned
  • Contribute to design of overall system
  • Adhere to and help improve the team’s development processes and workflows
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to establishing best practices for achieving and maintaining a quality system
  • Research new technologies and patterns to incorporate in the platform

This job is for contractors. Compensation is on an hourly or project basis

This job is remote. You can work from anywhere you like

Your Qualifications

  • Must have 5+ years of professional experience designing and building web applications as part of a team
  • Must have intimate knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Must have experience with software development lifecycle practices and methodologies like Scrum and Agile
  • Must have 1+ years of professional experience working in Ruby on Rails
  • Must have 1+ years of professional experience working with SQL databases
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Must be a self-starter, able to take initiative and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Must have experience writing and maintaining automated tests and documentation for your work
  • Good to have experience with back-end web application frameworks
  • Good to have experience with front-end web application frameworks and/or React
  • Good to have experience with document-oriented / NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • Nice to have experience developing mobile applications, particularly with frameworks like React Native
  • Nice to have skills and experience in DevOps and/or system administration

How to Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter addressing your area(s) of interest, and how you think your skills and experience match up with the job, to [email protected].

Applicants only, please. No recruiters or agencies.

Gen Con is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.