17 Jan 2011

Full-Time Blue Coat

Blue Coat SystemsWaterloo, Ontario, Canada

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190-200 Frobisher Dr, Waterloo, ON N2V 2C8, Canada
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Job Description

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Blue Coat Systems is the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking. Blue Coat offers an Application Delivery Network Infrastructure that provides the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage.

The Opportunity

The Waterloo Engineering group has taken on the task of building a new user interface for our flagship product. This new interface is a Web 2.0 friendly GUI. We are using AJAX to build a user interface that completely supports the user’s workflow while fitting into the latest products and technologies. It uses asynchronous communication to the appliance to provide the most up to date information at the user’s fingertips. If you are looking for a challenge, this opportunity is it. The team needs to solve some very challenging problems such as utilizing state of the art technology on a custom OS and building a user centered product that focuses on allowing the user to accomplish the task at hand.

Working with the Team manager, Product Management, and user experience design specialists you will work to design the new UI. Then, as part of the team, you will play a key role in implementing the new UI in an agile, quality-focused development environment, incorporating feedback from the usability trials and the beta programs, and supporting the QA and test teams to ensure a successful product launch.

Who Should Apply
We are looking for someone with:

* 5+ years of GUI development experience (JavaScript (AJAX), CSS, HTML, XML)
* Advanced object-oriented design and debugging skills
* Exposure to User Experience design
* BSC or Masters in Computer Science or Engineering
* Experience with the Internationalization and Localization of UIs
* Experience with Agile Development methodologies (SCRUM, Test-driven development

The following would be a real plus for the position:
* Java
* SCM systems (e.g. Perforce)
* C/C++ experience
* Network experience

Job Category: Design and User Experience    Job Type: Full-Time    Work Experience: 6 - 8 Years    

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