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Contract Front End Developer

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The Front End Developer will work closely with the creative and technical design teams to bring new technology and innovation to client projects. This person will have the technical savvy to experiment with new languages and software, and come up with creative ways to pitch ideas to clients. The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology and enjoy staying abreast of the latest innovations in the industry. Candidate should also possess the capability to discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies quickly while leading a team with development of project framework and components. Expert knowledge, articulate communication skills, versatility and energy are key traits we are looking for.

Required Experience:
Required Qualifications and Experience:
-BA/BS degree plus 3+ years' experience in web development or equivalent experience
- Strong coding skills with a major web application technology stack (Java/J2EE, .NET (ASP.NET/C#))
- Must have advanced knowledge of HTML, DHTML, JavaScript/Jquery, CSS
- Adheres to web standards and best practices
- Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Design and Development
- Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, necessary to interact with personnel in different functional groups
- Ability to self-organize with minimal guidance/competing priorities and work effectively within a team
- Ability to provide innovative, creative solutions to tasks/problems
- Ability to complete work following engineering standards and best practices
- Develops clean, elegant, well-commented, and very reusable code which is easy to maintain and extend
- Ability to debug programs, assist team members overcome technical problems
- Ability to provide high quality technical documentation
- Adhere to release/project schedule and milestones
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Strong understanding of SEO

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with XSL, PHP, UML, ActionScript, SMS messaging, UI design and large-scale web development a plus
- Facebook application development
- Understanding of relational databases, MySQL and SQL, and be comfortable working cross-platform
- Experience with Continuous Build, Continuous Integration and Bug tracking
- Experience with integrating open-source technologies
- Strong knowledge of internet technologies
- Familiarity with Subversion/Git and JIRA
- Understanding of Accessibility
- Experience working in a creative and/or agency environment

Nice-to-Have Skills:
- Experience with iOS, Android, WindowsPhone development
- Understanding and experience in service-oriented architecture designs (SOA)
- Contributions to open source software projects

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