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Web Developer

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New York, NY, USA
Job type
5 days ago

Company description

KPF is a single unified architectural practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, and in all geographic regions. Our projects include the world’s tallest towers, longest spans, most varied programs, and inventive forms. What binds our diverse portfolio together – and what motivates our efforts – is the goal of finding the smartest solution for each project we undertake. We believe that the best design is the product of an open-minded search that is not burdened by preconceptions or stylistic formulae.

Our buildings make contributions to the built environment that go beyond their physical footprint. The aspirations that shape our buildings include optimizing programmatic functions, strengthening the urban context, promoting sustainable environments, advancing the commercial success of development strategies, and creating beautiful buildings that display the aspirations of the societies they serve. The major challenge of our practice is to work closely with our clients to balance these forces in a way that capitalizes on the synergies of multidisciplinary thinking.

In order to support these aims, the firm is organized as a collaborative group of diverse talents. Our best designs occur when individuals come together, challenging each other to invent new techniques and search for new expressions. Each project is expected to advance the larger practice, while answering to a very particular set of individual parameters. In our studios, the passionate young architects work alongside the most experienced hands, blending wisdom with fresh inspiration.

The firm consists of 700 staff led by 25 principals, with offices in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. New York serves as the center of our design culture, and all of the Principals convene regularly to ensure the cohesiveness of philosophy and share knowledge about their work. Each Principal is encouraged to understand and participate in the global breadth of the practice. Exchange of staff between offices is a regular practice, and a single project will often avail itself of expertise residing in multiple offices – working together as a single team – in order to derive maximum benefit from the firm's broad bank of knowledge.

Working closely with clients and listening effectively to their needs and goals is an important part of our method. The client is often defined as more than a single entity, including owners, users, and public officials. In order to engage these groups as collaborators, our design process emphasizes a comparative method, where alternative solutions are compared and evaluated. The process of design follows an open source model, allowing for broad discussion and participation.

Job description

We Are

KPF is a leading architecture and master planning firm that designs projects of various scales around the world. You will be working on the KPF Urban Interface (KPFui) team, which is a team focused on computational design, data analytics and technology development. KPFui uses technology and data analytics for informed decision making in the design of buildings and cities for people.

Role Description

KPFui has successfully deployed a suite of tools as internal products to help shape the design, approval, and public engagement processes of KPF’s global projects. The ideal candidate for this position will leverage their software development background and interest in architecture and urban design to improve, add-to, and maintain internal products through the development of cloud-based simulation, new interfaces, such as Scout, and an interactive web map for understanding sidewalk crowding for re-opening business during the pandemic.

In short, this role centers around how to scale the tools, workflows, and innovations from KPFui to the entire office through Software Development, Training, and Deployment -- all of which will impact the hundreds of buildings master plans that KPF designs a year.

In addition to scaling tools developed with KPFui, you as part of the development team will collaborate with and across specialty teams at KPF, such as the Environmental Performance and Data Science teams, to look for opportunities to deploy new tools, leverage automation, and apply machine learning models within design practice.

You will work as part of a growing development team with the support from consultants with deep experience in various programming environments to assist in both growth and learning. KPFui supports training and continuous education - we want you to have the support to develop and advance your skills and interests.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in web development

Need to have coming in:

· Designing and building production-level web applications.

· Building responsive & intuitive front-end web applications

· Vue.js (3.x+) JavaScript Framework

· CSS Framework (I.e., Bootstrap, Tailwind, or Vuetify)

· Develop technical interfaces, specifications, and system architecture of products.

· Ability to use Git for version control.

· Write clean, modular, documented, and scalable code.

· Develop and manage RESTful APIs.

Optional, but will need to develop as part of your role:

· AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud Microservices

· Hands-on experience with Three.js

· Developing interactive web visualizations

· Experience working with other software developers.

Not needed for the core part of your role but great if you have experience with or are interested in:

· Urban data analytics

· Machine learning

· GIS experience

· TypeScript

· Python


Machine Learning

How to apply


Please apply by submitting a CV, portfolio, and links to any relevant development projects to [email protected] with the subject line “Web Developer Application.”

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