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Front End Developer

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Our client, an agency in Philadelphia, is looking for a Front End Developer for a temp to perm opportunity. Key aspects of the job involve implementing responsive design, web standards compliance, browser compatibility & Q/A, heavy CSS3, heavy JS JQuery mandatory. Custom JS a major plus. Specific responsibilities include: Accurately and efficiently implement designs from Adobe Photoshop project files, Hand-code HTML & CSS to web standards for all major browsers, Utilize pre-existing Javascript libraries, modify as needed, and create custom Javascript or extension of pre-existing libraries as needed, Create, modify, or extend themes for various CMS and eCommerce systems such as Wordpress, Drupal and Magento, Contribute to project discovery, wireframe and design meetings with regards to project impact on front-end development or theming, Create Adaptive or Responsive front-end code with the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques, or desktop, tablet, and mobile alternate templates, or a combination as each project requires, Partner with back-end engineering counterparts on projects to assist in prototype creation, Browser test and quality assure all front-end code you produce during your phase of a project before passing it on, Ensure web standards and compatibility by using W3C and additional scanning tools, Assist the team in troubleshooting front-end code in development, staging and production environments as needed due to high performance aspects such as page caching and CDN asset delivery. Skills and experience needed for this role include: Minimum 3 years of strong experience with (X)HTML, CSS, Javascript and related front-end technologies, Interactive agency experience preferred, Strong understanding of separation of layers: keeping code, content, functionality, and presentation separated, Prior experience building front-ends for at least two of the following systems: Wordpress, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Magento, Shopify.
Proven experience building responsive and adaptive web sites, Able to hand-code standards compliant markup in all major browsers and follow through to resolve validation and compatibility issues, Able to accurately and efficiently implement designs from Adobe Photoshop project files, Experience integrating with various APIs and web services like Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, Gigya, Pinterest, Facebook, etc., Understanding and respect for web standards, validation, compatibility and prior experience with associated testing tools.

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