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Director, Front End Development

The Director of Front End Web Development is responsible for working on the front end browser or server side code and is required to build highly scalable, interactive web sites and mobile web applications. This person will be required to have extensive experience in various HTML/CSS3 frameworks and responsive design.

As the Director, you are much more than a coder. This person has an appreciation for aesthetics and precise, pixel-for-pixel accuracy. The Director of Front End Development is comfortable coding HTML5 and providing ideas for animation where needed. This person is able to perfectly translate design mockups to HTML and influence the final design, user experience via performance, incorporation of multi-media, and designing animation.

The Director of Front End Development has the ability to accurately produce prototypes and product iterations in a fast paced environment. This person is comfortable in their work during critical times of product testing and making changes real-time in order to see how UI changes might influence the user experience.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Create rapid prototypes for testing and gathering early stakeholder feedback.
• Manage and maintain front end integrity of the global web properties.
• Work with a product team to develop new web properties using the latest design and technology trends.
• Collaborate closely with designers to create prototypes and demos.
• Help establish workflows that allow interaction designers and visual designers to collaborate smoothly through rapid design iteration.
• Communicate and educate product team on emerging technologies and opportunities.
• Create and design animation.

Requirements:
• Acquaintance with Agile development processes and monthly/weekly product release cycles.
• Three years of development experience in designing complex user experiences for mobile, desktop and web applications.
• Superb knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and PHP.
• Experience working with jQuery and/or other JavaScript libraries.
• Proficient in responsive design and building for mobile web.
• Familiar with CMS including lightweight solutions such as WordPress.
• Strong interpersonal skills to enable working with a global team effectively.
• Ability to take a Photoshop mockup and translate it to HTML with pixel-for-pixel accuracy.
• Design and implementation of animation using HTML5.
• In-depth knowledge of browser quirks and quick problem solver.
• Prior experience working with retail and/or consumer sites/applications.

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