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 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


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Front-End Developer

Department: IT
Location: Irving, TX

Company Overview: 

Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.  We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required 

Position: Front End Developer 

Job Description: 

Forward Air is looking for a self-driven Front-end Developer to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for implementing visual elements that users see and interact within various web applications used by Forward Air.

We expect  the ideal candidate to possess a combination of programming skills (Angular, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on) as well as a solid understanding of client and server development, and all major desktop and mobile browser behaviors, responsive web design techniques, and  interface defect troubleshooting.

Candidate should have Exceptional observation and listening skills, with the ability to recognize user experience needs and convert into product design, and have Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment is required.

Required Skills: 

  • 2-4 years of experience building Front End responsive web Applications
  • 2+ years of Experience developing single-page applications.
  • Experience programming in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, TypeScript  with responsive design
  • Experience with Angular framework (4/5/6) and Angular CLI, Node.js, npm
  • Experience with Bootstrap/Foundation or similar UI frameworks
  • Experience using layout grid systems like Foundation
  • Experience in building and deploying web applications
  • Experience with commonly used modules and creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
  • Experience with  CSS/SCSS/SASS/LESS or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with Restful APIs
  • Experience with Testing Frameworks - Jasmine, Karma
  • Exposure to Tools - Git, GitHub, WebStorm, Jira, Jenkins

Additional preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Angular toolkits like Primeng or Angular Material is preferred
  • Experience with  popular CMSís (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress) is preferred
  • Experience with Security and Performance Tuning Initiatives is preferred
  • Knowledge of PHP, Java, JSP is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SQL is preferred.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from an accredited university.
  •  2-5 years of relevant experience in building and supporting software systems.
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation.

We recognize people as our most valuable asset.  Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations. 

 Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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