Senior Front End Developer

Hartford County
Job Terms:
W2, Hourly, Depends on Experience
Start date:
posted by:
Kimberley Strayer

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Senior Front End Developer to partner cross-functionally with Creative, Marketing Communications, IT, etc. to execute strategic recommendations defined by the broader project team. The Senior Front End Developer will help ensure everything suggested is achievable in a seamless mobile-first experience. The Consultant will manage individual work on assigned projects to ensure deadlines are met while effectively communicating with project team especially the Project Managers on status and next steps. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

While most people have no idea what you do or how you do it, you know exactly what it takes to collaborate, ideate and provide technical guidance to help bring your clients' brands to life. And they rely heavily on your skills and expertise as you translate the creative vision into technical implementations and integrate with back end technologies. If you are passionate about developing tich interactive digital solutions that move a brand forward, this is the role for you.

  • Produce HTML/CSS/JavaScript code from design documentation for integration into desktop and mobile websites and web application
  • Understand cross-browser and cross-platform concepts and concerns
  • Ensure code and design quality through the execution of test plans
  • Develop coding standards, methodology and repeatable processes
  • Strong attention to detail and understanding of UX and Visual Design concepts to provide leadership perspective on front and back end technologies and their overall impact on the creative process
  • Work closely with internal and external design, business and technical counterparts
  • Provide technical leadership and project level
  • Mentor associate or junior developers
  • Align client goals with digital best practices and stay current on digital trends
  • Partner with all stakeholders, clients, creative staff and key vendors to ensure realistic, actionable plans are put in place
  • Lead conversations with partners by asking the right questions, getting to the heart of digital assignment
  • Provide guidance on UX
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines from project start to finish and staying on budget. In addition, responsible for knowing in scope versus out of scope changes and being able to effectively communicate those changes to the team
  • Participate/collaborate in creating strategic proposals/recommendations, specifications, scope documents, cost estimates and schedules
  • Maintain and grow strong vendor partnerships. Identify gaps in vendor needs and partner with the strategic sourcing group to identify and onboard new vendor partners

Client Description:

Our client is a Fortune 500 Healthcare company. Benefits Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package. Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting. Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks


You are:

  • Confident; you trust your gut
  • The right combination of thoughtful and actionable
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under deadline pressure
  • Passionate and have a desire to learn and report on industry/competitive trends
  • Invested in the company's businesses and want to learn more about how the company can deliver ROI with the creative approach

Desired Skills, Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience working at an advertising, design, consulting agency, web startup or equivalent education/professional experience
  • 3+ years of experience: 
    • HTML5/CSS3, Javascript, jQuery
    • ​Adobe Creative Suite
  • 1+ years of experience with Responsive Design, grid frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.), and developing on multi-platform/multi-browser compatibility (IE8+, CHrome, Firefox and Safari) on Mac, PC, tablets and mobile devices
  • Experience building production level code for at least 1 project with either Angular or ReactJS
  • Strong communication and organizational skills with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced production deadline-driven environment both internal and client facing
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's a plus) in Computer Science/Marketing/Advertising/Interactive Design/Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities at all levels
  • ​Goal-oriented and personally accountable; resourceful and self-directed
  • Adaptable and flexible; open minded, innovative and creative
  • Self-starter with strong organization and analytical skills, effective oral and written communications skills required
  • Proven consultative, persuasive/sales skills required
  • Able to work in a fast-aced environment with quick turnarounds and flex as priorities change

Preferred Skills:

  • 2-4 years of experience with:
    • Responsible Design methodologies and techniques
    • CSS Preprocessors (LESS or SASS)
    • JavaScript task runners (Grunt or Gulp)
    • JavaScript linting & unit testing (Jasmine, Mocha + Chai or Karma, etc.)
    • Template engines (Jade, Handlebars or Lo-Dash)
    • HTML5shiv, RespondJS and Modernizer
    • Consumption of RESTful web APIs or web services
    • Version control (SVN and GIT)
  • Experience using Agile/Scrum process to develop large-scale eCommerce and content management websites (using platforms such as Hybris, AEM, etc.)
  • Experience in creating project estimates, defining scope requirements and structuring projects
  • Ability to solve complex development problems and produce the highest qualify code while striving to push the technical boundaries of online applications
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining strong attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to W3C and accessibility guidelines

Selected candidate required to pass a background check and drug screen