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Front End Developer

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Vitamin T has an outstanding contract to hire opportunity for a Front End Developer!

Our client is looking for a mid-level or senior Front End Developer to work directly on their product, so web app production code experience is key, and working familiarity with Ruby on Rails would be a big plus. In the role the Front End Developer is responsible for building and optimizing user-facing elements of products.

The Front End Developer will build prototypes for user testing, make significant contributions to the development, creation and maintenance of our cross-product pattern library (think Bootstrap), and help them establish sustainable, battle-proven approaches to code governance.

What you'll do:

* Work with the team to conceive, design and prototype features for world-class web apps.
* Work with full-stack dev teams in Seattle and our head office to craft the future of our clients's products.
* Develop and improve features of our software, balancing user needs, technical constraints, and business objectives to solve user problems effectively.
* Work from hi-fi layered design comps, wireframes, or redlines as required - including pulling design assets and building sprites.
* Help to develop and maintain their pattern library and their unified approach to HTML5/CSS3/JS.
* Participate in dev scrums and planning.

Job Requirements

* Strong problem-solving ability through creative approaches to complex problems.
* Expert skills in highly dynamic web interface development (HTML5, CSS3/SASS/LESS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery) across browsers and platforms
* A thorough understanding of development frameworks, ideally with experience in the view layer in Ruby on Rails and/or .NET.
* Design sensibility, including familiarity with design tools: Photoshop, Sketch, Fireworks, etc.
* Initiative and the ability to work independently and in a team.

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in development or a related discipline, or equivalent experience
* 3+ years of experience in web development

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