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Front End Developer

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Our client is looking for a Front End Web Developer who will be responsible for developing innovative, reusable web-based tools for their brands. The Front End Web Developer will work closely with their marketing and design teams to develop specifications and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging web technologies. Programming and database administration are all elements of this position. A basic understanding of design is a definite plus.

Responsibilities include:

• Build, debug, maintain, and assist with development needs
• Ability and desire to learn new technologies quickly and efficiently
• Demonstrated experience in Joomla! CMS platform development (other MySql CMS platforms a plus)
• Keep up with a rapidly changing work environment where priorities may shift from day-to-day
• Facilitate technical communication among key departments including the Creative Services and IT Departments
• Practice clear and constructive communication with Marketing Manager and marketing heads to effectively complete goals and tasks
• An understanding of web development standards and the latest development technologies

Job Requirements :
• Experience developing for high-profile, high-traffic websites
• Experience with APIs (i.e. third party vendors, Facebook)
• Sense of urgency with high priority projects
• Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines
• Strong communication skills and collaboration skills
• Work quickly/efficiently and independently, as well as work with designers on the team complete projects
• Own projects through to completion and continually maintain responsibility

Must be proficient in the following:

• Clean, hand-coded HTML 4.0/ HTML 5.0/XHTML 1.0, XML, PHP, object oriented JavaScript including jQuery, jQueryUI, AJAX, and CSS (2&3)
• MySQL
• Candidate must be able to provide either an online portfolio or samples of their work with direct explanation of their involvement. Should include programming and design work.

Must have a working knowledge in the following:

• Dreamweaver
• MAC OSX

Bonus Skills:

• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• Version control (particularly Git)
• Experience with mobile/responsive design
• Knowledge of information architecture and wire-framing best practices
• Experience with website security
• Experience in the travel industry

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