UI Developer/ Front End Engineer

Providence, Rhode Island
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posted by:
Christena Peterson

Job Description:

Aquent is sourcing for a Sr. UI Developer to become an integral part of a globally recognized retail organization local to the Providence, Rhode Island and/or Boston, MA area. The individual hired as the UI Developer/Front End Developer will be a key contributor facilitating the review of existing UI Frameworks, research and conduct POCs along with the Architects and Development Managers to recommend, plan and implement the go-forward UI stack. The individual selected for this opportunity will be responsible for the development feature rich, intuitive and user friendly e-Commerce/m-Commerce applications facilitating B2B and/or B2C channels. As a UI Developer/Front End Developer, you will bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. Your technical strengths MUST INCLUDE: HTML5, CSS3, AngularJS, and of course PhotoShop. This individual should also have experience working in an Agile/Scrum or Agile XP environment.


  • Research, architect and develop innovative digital solutions to engineer  highly responsive and engaging web and mobile front ends with technical excellence
  • Work closely with product owner to provide project estimates based on customer experience, features and envisioned solution
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Implement rapid prototypes to evaluate solutions and ensure technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Ensure architecture and design of the solution is in alignment with overall enterprise architecture
  • A customer-centric mentality/passion for building products with great UX
  • Solve problems and pro-actively look for ways to improve our products, platform, and UI framework
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from, product management and back-end engineers Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Provide thought leadership on future of UI framework and design concepts in architecting e-commerce applications
  • Mentor junior software architects/engineers

Client Description:

Desired experience:

  • Experience in web security
  • Experience in UI performance testing and cross-browser compatibility testing
  • Experience working with distributed systems
  • Experience in test driven development using JavaScript testing frameworks such as Jasmine
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques
  • Experience building mobile applications
  • Thorough understanding of concurrency, threading, algorithms, and data structures
  • Data-informed product development through analytics, A/B testing, and user group testing
  • Embrace end-to-end ownership of projects
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment


  • 7+ years as a software engineer, with a minimum of 3+ years as a UI Architect for highly trafficked customer facing digital assets. Experience leading large scale UI transformations and design of re-usable User Experience subsystems highly preferred.
  • Expert in writing JavaScript code. Extensive experience using libraries, tools, and frameworks such as: React, Angular 4, Ember, Node, jQuery, Dojo, Bootstrap, Sencha, HighCharts, D3, Backbone, Capybara, Grunt
  • Thorough hands-on knowledge working with XML, JSON, HTML, CSS, Webservices and API’s
  • Experience with responsive, adaptive UI design and development
  • In-depth knowledge of framework code and methods of component architecture
  • Experience with a CI/CD pipeline, GIT, Stash, Bit Bucket, Artifactory, Jenkins, etc.
  • Good understanding of SPA’s, asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Expert level optimization skills to improve performance, scalability, and usability
  • A track record of writing clean, high quality, high performing, scalable code
  • Good understanding of ADA and regulatory compliances
  • Experience in one or more of the following cloud platforms: Cloud Foundry, Openshift, AWS Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Heroku, or other PaaS technologies
  • Ability to influence, guide, and reinforce the adoption of standards and processes across the development teams.
  • Ability to lead, train, and mentor other Engineers.