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Front End Developer

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The User Experience Front End Developer will create and maintain simulated working prototypes of financial service prospect, client, and associate-facing digital platforms. The Developer brings the vision of the user experience team to life to a degree that makes it virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Responsibilities:
• This individual is responsible for translating wireframes, business requirements and design directions into prototypes that can be tested with end users and presented internally.
• This role requires an individual with a strong user-experience mindset and the necessary technical skills to execute and perfect design ideas in working code, constantly collaborating with and taking direction from interaction designers, user experience leads and visual designers on a cooperative, agency-like team.
• The ideal candidate must show a fearless dedication to truly out-of-the-box thinking and be willing to take chances boldly cultivating revolutionary, groundbreaking ideas that will delight clients away from the competition.
• Collaborate with business stakeholders and business analysts in analyzing requirements and assessing scope to ensure that the vision can be developed to meet business needs.
• Develop high-level concepts for features and functionality, including new product development, value-added product modules, and self-service tools.
• Extend concepts through rapid creation of low- and high-fidelity prototypes that can be iteratively tested with users and presented to the company’s business leads.
• Partner with Technology to evolve concepts and designs into functioning proofs of concept that can be further validated and tested prior to full scale development.
• Participate in usability testing to evolve concepts and designs.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree + 3+ years working on Web-based transactional products (i.e., e-commerce, banking, etc.) and large-scale consumer websites
• Demonstrated ability to create interactive prototypes that simulate functionality
• Full proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; proficient in object-oriented JavaScript coding techniques and experience with JavaScript libraries: jQuery a must, Dojo a plus
• Must be self-motivated, client experience oriented and a strong team player
• Must present a positive, professional image.
• Excellent project management skills; ability to plan, manage, and execute on simultaneous projects under tight deadlines in a collaborative, agency-like environment; must be able to drive project, debate merits of approach and work effectively with others.
• Knowledge of the financial industry a plus
• Experience working with the Agile methodology a plus
• Must have an online portfolio or samples of recent work (i.e., prototypes, coded websites)

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