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Front End Developer

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Vitamin T is  working with a wonderful health care agency looking for a ​FULL TIME (Contract to Hire!) Front End Developer in our Chicago office who possesses the ability to translate design into well developed sites, resulting in an optimal experience for the end user. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design and wireframes into actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with our creative team and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop functional and appealing web- and mobile-based applications based on usability 
  • Provide website maintenance and enhancements to current sites 
  • Use a combination of markup languages to write web pages 
  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications 
  • Assist back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting 
  • Create cascading style sheets (CSS) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms 
  • Maintain graphic standards and branding throughout the product’s interface 
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies 
  • Promote usability best practices 

Qualifications 

  • Experience developing in Drupal and WordPress 
  • Proficient understanding of HTML5, CSS3, and JS 
  • Basic understanding CSS pre-processors, such as LESS and SASS 
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery 
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image 
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them 
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git 
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them 
  • Devops experience, such as working with hosting services and registrars, is a plus

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