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About the Senior User Interface Developer Position
The User Interface Development Department at Verndale is looking for an experienced and passionate UI Developer to help develop rich interactive web-based applications. You will be challenged to turn feature requirements and designs into highly interactive, accessible web applications that support the exchange of information between the application’s users and its back-end web databases. You should be comfortable being the interface between the UX and Engineering team. You are relentless in your pursuit of optimized, reusable code and you consider yourself a top-notch performer when it comes to the successful integration of design and development. Success in this role involves the use of cutting edge technologies, such as CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, AS3 and AJAX, along with an overall awareness of the performance and scalability of the templates created. If you’d like to be a part of a team that strives to perfect the process of collaboration between UX and Engineering, and you want to work in the latest technologies implementing cutting-edge user interfaces, this is the position for you.

Responsibilities
• Develop advanced and flexible UI templates based on prototypes, design comps and interaction documents.
• Develop front-end code using advanced JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3 techniques, with a focus on object-oriented design.
• Produce elegant interactive solutions to complex problems that perform effectively across cross-browser and cross-domain environments.
• Work hand-in-hand with engineering to ensure layouts are developed in a fluid and flexible manner to allow for seamless back-end integration.
• Work closely with graphic design and user experience teams to ensure industry standards and best practices are being used across all client applications.
• Participate in project planning sessions with project managers, UX team members, and engineers to analyze requirements and outline proposed solutions.
• Develop clean, reusable and well documented code.
• Communicate effectively in a cross-functional, global environment.

Qualifications
• A portfolio showcasing a track record of creating strong HTML/CSS/JS interactive solutions.
• Ability to develop and implement intuitive user interfaces following Verndale’s front-end web development standards.
• 2-4 years experience as a member of a UX team with expert level HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills.
• 3+ years experience with CSS and JavaScript
• 2+ years experience slicing and saving optimized assets from PSD files
• 2+ years experience using jQuery and jQuery based plugins.
• Ability to consolidate refractor and organize CSS and JS.
• Expertise in developing custom, object-oriented JavaScript using common JavaScript libraries and frameworks.
• Understand and able to work with differences of client applications on IE 6, 7, 8 or 9.
• Strong learning, analytical and trouble shooting skills.
• Programming experience in one or more dynamic languages.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Knowledge of search engine optimization best practices and standards as they related to web development.
• Knowledge of popular social media plugins, such as Facebook and Twitter, along with their relevant APIs.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
• Experience working with real-world Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX, XML, JSON and RSS.
• The ability to comfortably handle the demands of a fast-growing company and provide direction to other functional departments in the area of improving user interface development
• Candidate must be a self starter, able to work well under pressure and have a keen eye for detail.

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