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Front End Developer

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Contract with potential for extension or perm with Fortune 500 Tech company!

MUST PROVIDE some samples, demos or a portfolio of prior work to be considered

Our Client is seeking an exceptional front-end developer specializing in web, desktop applications and general software prototyping to participate in developing new and cutting edge experiences for our next generation of software products. As a UI/UX software developer, you will work closely with our design and UX research team as well as software engineers/developers, product managers, marketing, and quality engineers in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment to develop new product offerings and improve existing ones.

Role Responsibilities:
Create compelling and immersive prototypes, simulations and demos of possible future experiences
Translate user experience design specifications into high-quality, production-ready code
Work directly with user experience designers and researchers for interpreting UX specs and receiving feedback on builds via UX Reviews
Publish high-quality components to shared library accessed by engineers across organizations
Ensure implementation is cross-platform/browser compatible, and responsive in mobile devices
Successfully communicate conceptual ideas and engineering rationale with diplomacy; Ability to use strong industry knowledge to relate to customer needs and dissolve customer concerns and high level of focus and attention to detail
Remain current on new tools, technologies and web design trends, including platforms and plugins as they pertain to interaction techniques, graphics, charting/graphing tools, animation/motion, and video; validate, propose and implement new tools and technologies as appropriate

Qualifications/Requirements:
Undergraduate degree and 2-5 years relevant experience
Advanced knowledge of JavaScript frameworks and libraries; experience templating JS library; JQuery; CRITICAL: Expert experience building complex UI for Web using popular industry frameworks such as Bootstrap or Angular.js
Expert in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/Ajax, JQuery, SCSS
Awareness of server side MVC frameworks, web services and web communication protocols and message formats (Prior back end programming is a plus)
Experience with building experiences for Windows desktop applications including Win32, WPF and UWP/UWA
Strong work ethic with good time management and ability to work with diverse teams
Strong problem solving skills
Understanding of UI/UX principals
UI/UX Design in both code and design tools (e.g. Photoshop/Illustrator. InVision, Sketch); experienced using Adobe Suite more generally
Familiar with Responsive coding best practices
Familiar with current W3C standards, compatibility issues and fallback strategies for legacy browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer 6 8).
Experience with versioning control software (e.g. Git)
Familiarity with site maps, wireframes, mockups/comps
Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
Understanding of web site hosting and server technology
Able to shepherd a product from concept through development
Able to process and integrate usability studies, reports, trends, data, and information into plans, deliverables, and recommendations.

Preferences:
Highly analytical thinker; with an eye for design and detail along with the ability to put ideas into tangible form
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Proactive and resourceful approach to problem-solving; demonstrates initiative and innovation appropriate to the assignment and timeframe
Ability to remain flexible, take feedback and implement it, and adjust quickly in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment; and balance competing priorities
Ability to self-motivate and recognize gaps in overall website or bottlenecks in processes, and propose solutions without direct prompting

Optional/Nice to have:
Experience in working in an agile environment
Experience in D3.js and graphing/visualization technologies for the web such as SVG
Basic proficiency creating or editing assets with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Experience with native mobile application design and development
Experience with UI motion, animation/transition graphics and video tools (e.g., After Effects)
Experience creating prototypes with Axure, InVision, Balsamiq, etc
Experience with Enterprise/IT infrastructure management applications and/or data protection/security technologies
Expertise with copywriting/editing, UI text, help/support content
Ability to draw, sketch, illustrate by hand

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