Full-Stack Developer - Boulder, CO

Vantage · Boulder, Colorado
Department Vantage
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Full-Stack, Lead Developer for fast-growing, fully-funded start-up in The Amusement Park Industry



The Mandate


The Amusement park industry is ripe for disruption.


There are no platforms that are simultaneously enhancing the guest experience while driving operational efficiency and accelerating positive bottom line results.


As a Full-Stack, Lead Developer, you will manage the design and build of the foundation of Vantage software.  This critical role ensures the Vantage platform is integrated across parks globally and will develop the back-end as well as oversee the development of the front-end  of the Vantage platform that drives the guest experience and park operations.


The Company


Vantage is the technology division of the market leader in the WaterPark industry. Privately funded and growing rapidly we have just completed our first MVP.  We are now ready to scale, with a global sales channel, a strong funnel and a vision for the future. 


Vantage provides guests with an elevated experience through personalization, safety, loyalty rewards and digital overlays within attractions.   While guests are experiencing the venue, Vantage helps staff by contextualizing data that is meaningful to optimizing the overall operations of the venue.   Our clients range from water parks and theme parks to hotels and resorts, museums, zoos and much more.  Our goal is to grow our business by doubling clients year over year.


The team at Vantage is the heart of our success.  We strive to build a culture that meets the demands of our clients while driving satisfaction within our team.   We have a philosophy that ensures our work is engaging and fun while creating a differentiator in the marketplace and beyond. 


Team Organization

Reporting to the Software Development Manager, you will be a critical member of a small but growing team. You will contribute to product road maps and work on development independently within an agile organization. The team cadence includes annual planning, quarterly offsites, monthly updates, weekly priority meetings and daily huddles to ensure we capture opportunities in a very fast paced industry.  You will work out of our Longmont, CO and will be provided all the necessary productivity tools to be successful. 


The challenges our team will face over the next six months are prioritized as follows:

  • Modularizing our system
  • Achieving scalability
  • Developing the platform while installing Vantage and supporting clientele.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers into the server-side business logic and database.
  • Assist with front-end development and guide developers as needed
  • Development and maintenance of an API for use by mobile apps and embedded devices into the server-side business logic, database, and real-time processing engine.
  • Development of middle-ware bridge logic between 3rd party systems and our server-side business logic and database.
  • Software Implementation: code design, prototyping, module testing and version control
  • Perform design reviews with team
  • Implementation of data and access security.
  • Optimization for speed and resource efficiency in a real-time environment.
  • Supervise in-house and out-sourced front-end and mobile development teams.
  • Participate in Conferences and Continuing Education
  • Participate in Customer Meetings & Requirements Gathering
  • Help Troubleshoot and Debug applications and interfaces
  • As a small and growing company, there may be other duties as required.



Requirements and Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of front-end technologies; specifically: HTML5, JavaScript (ES5), and CSS3.
  • Intermediate understanding of PHP and Apache
  • Ability to operate Unix/Linux servers (including some light administration).
  • Ability to operate Windows servers (including some light administration).
  • Understanding of Relational Database systems such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Understanding of JSON/XML
  • An understanding of GIT
  • Minimum 5-years experience in Front-End Development
  • Minimum 5-years experience in Back-End Development
  • Minimum 3-years experience in PHP {Procedural}
  • Wordpress Administration is a plus
  • Willingness to apply new (sometimes unconventional) approaches to back-end development.
  • Great interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Tableau Server administration and experience a plus
  • Familiarity with agile software development
  • Ability to lead a team of developers
  • Previous demonstrated Product Management experience
  • Ability to travel globally on a short-term basis
  • Must have a valid passport and no restrictions on obtaining business visas



Expected Mindset



What’s In It For You?



Bring your skills and expectations and let’s talk.



Benefits and employment with our parent company which has 40 years of stability behind it and companies registered to work around the world. As such we provide a full benefit package for employees in both Canada and the US.


Work Environment


Vantage is a start-up with operational offices in Boulder County, Colorado and headquartered in Vancouver, BC Canada.  Portions of our team are distributed across North America and are clients and prospects are global.  The Vantage work environment is purposely built to cater to its team.  When working in one of our offices, we enjoy a laid-back yet driven work environment.  When traveling for work, we work hard and have fun.  And, other times, we work remotely as appropriate.  A work-life balance is important to us and we want you to want to dedicate your time accordingly.  


The Bottom Line


We are more interested in experience and critical thinking skills than we are in specific languages or development methodologies. We solidly believe that experience, talent, a willingness to be a part of something special and an entrepreneurial spirit outweigh specific knowledge. We will challenge convention, experiment with new ideas and push boundaries to build a platform that exceeds our customers, and their guests, expectations. 


 So, if you would like to be a part of something uniquely special and have the appetite to try new things, this could be the job for you. 


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