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Our client is seeking an experienced Front-End Developer to join our User Experience Team. The ideal candidate should be able to quickly hand-code clean HTML and CSS from Comps and Wireframes. You will report to the Director of FED & Creative.

You will take on new development initiatives and platform enhancements on our website. You will be responsible for front-end development and client-side interactions using HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, RSS, JavaScript, and other related interactive technologies.

Your responsibilities will include making recommendations on front-end technologies, leveraging best practices, accurately estimating and tracking your time across multiple simultaneous projects.

As an integral part of the UX department, you will work closely with information architects, visual designers and developers to produce front-end solutions. This will include collaborating on new design concepts, working on win/win solutions with team members, consulting with stakeholders on design enhancements, and working on small/mid-size maintenance projects.

We are interested in candidates with 3+ years of demonstrable experience and who have had a background of working on large-scale web initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional programming skills, an understanding of user-centered design principles, and the ability turn business and user requirements into elegant user interfaces and interactive experiences.

All candidates under consideration must be able to present a comprehensive portfolio.

Responsibilities:
• Generate and maintain front-end code (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
• Develop new and effective interactive design solutions on time and in scope.
• Collaborate with UX team to deliver on new business initiatives and platform enhancements.
• Research and recommend appropriate interactive technologies
• Develop reusable code libraries
• Conduct code walkthroughs and quality assurance with development teams
• Develop web accessible and browser compatibility code

Core Competencies:
• Strong HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, XML programming skills
• Proficient in JavaScript / Dojo / jQuery
• Proficient with Adobe Photoshop
• Basic understanding of interaction design and user-centered design methods & practices
• Professional experience collaborating with design and development teams on large-scale projects.
• Excellent oral communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks across multiple projects, under tight deadlines.
• Enjoy working closely with others, and respectful of other perspectives.
• Expert conflict resolution skills and being able to negotiate with stakeholders.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks across multiple projects, under tight deadlines.
• Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage complex projects in a timely manner
• Willingness to switch gears quickly and be flexible to work on concurrent projects.
• Ability to create clean, precise browser-compatible code.
• Experience working with the Agile development methodology

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