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Front End Developer

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NYC publishing company is looking to bring on a skilled front-end developer for a temp-perm role. This position will require both a mastery of the hands-on aspects of web interface engineering, as well as an ability to design solid front-end architectures that integrate with other systems and technologies, and the ability to communicate these solutions to other members of the team both verbally and in written documentation.

Day-to-day responsibilities include the hand coding of Wordpress sites, stand alone micro sites, managing third party companies in completion of cross platform solutions, optimizing performance of front-end applications; and working with visual designers. Must be able to emulate existing HTML schemes and create new ones that will integrate well with existing HTML5, Strong XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML and Wordpress experience.

Requirements:
● A strong knowledge of Wordpress
● A curiosity and excitement for new web technologies / techniques
● A strong passion for the front end as a mix of art and science
● Extensive experience in hand coding, no WYSIWYG coding
● The ability to write standards compliant XHTML & CSS with thought given to accessibility and SEO
● Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues and code solutions
● Practical understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
● Experience using jQuery
● Knowledge/ experience with front-end performance optimization (YSLOW standards)
● Some experience with server-side scripting (PHP)
● Excellent debugging and problem solving skills (use of Firebug plug-in)
● Experience with source control (SVN)
● Excellent time management, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills
● Ability to follow technical specifications and production processes
● Must be a self starter and work on site from midtown NY office
● Any experience with mobile and tablet development is a huge bonus!!

Interested candidates be prepared to provide a portfolio of live projects and samples of code. Thanks!

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