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UI Developer (Austin, TX)

UI Developer
Austin, TX

Required Experience:

* 2-5 years developing high performance web applications
* Relational Database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and /or MySQL)
* HTML, CSS, Javascript
o Expert in building maintainable, object-oriented JavaScript front-ends
o Expert with CSS based layout and ability to overcome browser incompatibilities
* MVC Patterns: knowledgeable in middle tier development
* Agile methodologies with a pragmatic engineering approach
* BS degree or higher

Preferred Experience:

* iOS, Android, or other mobile platform
* Java, Ruby, Python, C++, Photoshop, Fireworks, etc.
* Designing first-class user experiences
* Deploying web applications to multiple environments
* Knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud computing infrastructure, “NoSQL”, and highly scalable systems

Statesman Business Blog Quotes The Bidding Network’s Mark Cunningham

The Bidding Network would like to thank Lori Hawkins with Austin American Statesman for quoting The Bidding Network’s Mark Cunningham in the Statesman Business Blog article, “Average Austin Tech Salary 12/7% in 2011”. Here’s the link:

Average Austin tech salary up 12.7 percent in 2011

By Lori Hawkins | Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

Bolstered by the current tech boom and a shortage of key talent, average salaries for Austin tech workers rose 12.7 percent last year — the biggest jump in the country, according to a new survey.

The average 2011 pay for Austin software and engineering professionals was $89,419, according to Dice Holdings Inc., a New York-based tech-jobs website.

Of the top 20 cities surveyed, Austin showed the biggest year-over-year jump in tech salaries, said Tom Silver, a Dice senior vice president.

“You’re No. 1, and for technology professionals in Austin, that’s a great place to be,” Silver said. “There’s a reason that companies like Google and Facebook open offices in Austin. They know they’ll find some of the most highly skilled, top-notch talent in the country.”

The Dice Salary Survey was administered online with 18,325 employed technology professionals responding between September 19 and November 21, 2011. In Austin, 250 technology professionals took part.

The survey comes as some Austin startups say they are struggling to find skilled developers in fast-growing areas such as mobile Web and cloud computing. Silicon Valley and emerging technology centers such as Seattle and Boulder, Colo. are also experiencing a tech labor crunch, which is pushing salaries upwards.

“It’s really a function of supply and demand, and because demand is high, employers are going to have to pay up,” Silver said.

According to the Austin Technology Council, a non-profit organization that represents more than 200 local technology companies, several dozen Central Texas companies are recruiting technical talent, including software engineers, data engineers and information architects. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley companies including Facebook, Google and PayPal are hiring at their offices here.

“Most of us here feel like we could grow faster if we could locate the right talent,” said Joel Trammell, who is chairman of the Austin Technology Council and CEO of network storage software startup Cache IQ. “In the types of businesses we’re in, the developers create new products for us to sell. How fast you can grow is dependent on how many creative types you have.”

Nationwide, tech workers saw the largest annual salary growth since 2008, the report said. After two straight years of wages remaining nearly flat, tech professionals’ salaries increased more than 2 percent, increasing their average annual wage to $81,327.

In Silicon Valley, tech salaries surpassed six figures for the first time last year, with wages rising 5.2 percent to an average of $104,195.

It was the first time since Dice started the survey in 2001 that salaries broke the $100,000 mark.

Austin salaries vary greatly, depending on the size of the company and its ability to raise venture capital. For senior-level software programmers, annual pay can range from $115,000 to $125,000, said Mark Cunningham, technical recruiter at tech placement agency The Bidding Network in Austin. Workers with highly sought after skills such as mobile programming can make $130,000 to $150,000 a year, he said.

Cunningham said he recently placed a 25-year-old developer with two years experience with an established software company expanding its Austin operations.

“They offered $85,000 a year, plus a guaranteed 15 percent bonus and stock options,” Cunningham said. “There’s a big demand for high-end talent, as well as for those with a few years of experience in the right areas.”

Special Event for Mobile Community

The Bidding Network is proud to endorse RED Method‘s very first RED Lounge event. This is your opportunity to use Mobile applications to better the local community in Austin, TX. Be Sure to RSVP.

RED Lounge: Mobilizing Local Interaction
When: 6:00-8:00PM on Friday, February 10th, 2012
Where: Flying Saucer at 815 West 47th Street Austin, TX 78751
Twitter: #REDLounge

Austin, TX is an international hub for all things technology, yet lacks a social platform for technology professionals to join together and share ideas, network and learn more about the local technology atmosphere.

RED Method, Inc. took the opportunity to create RED Lounge, a meet-up style forum for industry professionals such as developers, designers, CTOʼs, students and everything in between to come together for engaging information and networking opportunities.

Join RED Method for the first RED Lounge of 2012! Weʼll be at the Flying Saucer on Friday, February 10th discussing development and design trends that will shape 2012. Speakers include Robin Thurston, Co-Founder of MapMyFitness; Matt Walton, President and CEO as well as Josh Wingstrom, CTO of RED Method. RSVP today to participate in insightful conversation and enjoy the many beers Flying Saucer has to offer!

About RED Lounge

The RED Lounge is hosted at a local venue each month, with guest speakers from the brightest local companies covering trending topics and the landscape of the industry. RED Methodʼs goal is to encourage interaction among attendees. The next RED Lounge will be hosted at the Flying Saucer (815 West 47th Street Austin, TX 78751) from 6PM-8PM on Friday, February 10th.
Attendance is free but you must RSVP to Official Twitter hash tag: #REDLounge
About RED Method, Inc.

RED Method is the world’s innovation and thought leader in enterprise mobility solutions, creating mobile systems that address the needs of an untethered enterprise workforce who has made Austin, TX their home. RED Method fuses technology, data, and design into end-to-end solutions for mobile business including sales, marketing, customer service, product development and logistics.

Friday Morning at La Tazza Fresca

Each Friday morning, Jessica Ryan and Mark Cunningham will be working from a different cafe in Austin.  This Friday, October 14th, we’ll be at La Tazza Fresca on W 37th Street and Guadalupe, next to the Groovy Lube (love those guys!).

Join us for a quick espresso and drop us your resume.  We currently have positions for the following roles:

Sr. Software Engineer/Architect, Java Developer, Technical Writer, Sr. QA Engineer or Manager, and Sr. UI Designer.

See you tomorrow morning!

Are you looking for a new opportunity in Austin or NYC?

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