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Front End Developer - Junior to Mid

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Our awesome agency client in downtown Chicago is looking for a junior-mid level Front End Developer to join their growing team. This is a contract-to-hire position in downtown Chicago. Sound like you? Apply today!

Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, design and user experience, extensive HTML/CSS development experience, and will be able to get up-to-speed quickly.

Key member of Web development team with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work at a rapid pace while maintaining high-quality work and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Need to be a proven team player in a fast-moving environment.

Ability to work in a team environment, from making pixel-perfect sites that meet the design requirements to integrating code with the back-end development team
Strong HTML5/CSS3 skills; knowledge of how to use the appropriate markup hooks to limit the amount of classes and IDs required on a page
Deep understanding of CSS inheritance and how to use it to your advantage
A good ideology for managing maintainable, scalable and cross-browser Web standards-compliant code across large sites
Familiar with source control principles and comfortable with Subversion and Git
In-depth knowledge of IE quirks and how to address them.
Experience working with JavaScript, jQuery and AJAX
Demonstrated understanding of Web site performance techniques, Web standards and best practices/semantics
Strong working knowledge of Photoshop; able to cut up comps and optimize/adjust graphics from the Creative Team as well as extend the initial design direction into the full project scope
Demonstrated mobile project experience, albeit responsive design or separate mobile builds
Act as problem-solver throughout the creative process via research, usability studies, analytics, etc.
Test in order to ensure all design elements, templates, and finished solutions work within a variety of browser types, devices, platforms and screen settings; work collaboratively with the QA Team; assist with usability issues, site maps, navigation, and problem-solving on projects
Ensure that projects meet accessibility requirements for those who traverse the Web with assistive technologies
Research and suggest new technologies to remain at the forefront of the Web.
Bonus skills include:
Working knowledge of Sass and/or LESS
Native iOS and/or Android mobile app development
Social App Development
Experience working within the constraints of an enterprise-level CMS environment (Kentico, Sitecore, etc.)
Web video integration/expertise
Job Specifications

4-6 years of Web and interactive design experience
Exceptional design and layout skills for web and interactive solutions
User-centered, responsive approach to interface design and layout
Thorough knowledge of HTML technologies and applications
Proven working knowledge of software and common programming languages, including but not limited to: IDEs (Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Notepad ++, etc.), Photoshop, JSP, ASP.NET, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS.

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