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Web Developer – Job Description

DESCRIPTION:
Self-motivated, creative Web Developer, passionate about new technologies and an eye for design, able to code valid, intuitive, cutting edge websites/applications.
This person will report to the Technology Director and support the digital art/creative directors, designers and project managers in the development, implementation and support of SpotCo digital products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Translate concepts, prototypes and designs into launch-ready website/applications.
• Collaborate with product managers, art directors, and other developers to ensure design vision is maintained, final markup is standards compliant, and UI deliverables are completed on time.
• Handle multiple project requirements and make appropriate technical decisions.
• Graphics manipulation, editing, and optimization.
• Product maintenance, including but no limited to:
o Content updates
o Bug fixes
o Troubleshooting
o QA testing

• Explore new technologies/industry trends and technical innovation.
• Create Proof-of-Concepts using new technologies.

SKILLS:
• Client and some server side programming.
• In-depth knowledge and experience with JavaScript, LAMP, HTML5, CSS, GIT, WordPress, Bootstrap framework, Photoshop, Illustrator.
o Developer should be able to recognize the use of JavaScript libraries as a convenience, but are knowledgeable in core JavaScript enough to be capable of working without them.
• Thorough understanding of:
o Cross-browser and cross-platform development techniques and browser degradation strategies for websites/applications on PC/MAC/Mobile Devices: IE, FF, Chrome and Safari.
o Responsive design techniques.
o Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 concepts and techniques.
o Debugging and troubleshooting programming related issues.
o API implementation; especially popular web API’s (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google etc.).
• Ability to prioritize and deliver under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
• Strong problem solving skills and the ability to address problems with innovative solutions.
• Strong attention to detail as well as good organizational and communication skills.

Experience:
• 3-5 years of web design/development experience in a full service, high energy, agency environment.

NICE TO HAVES:
• Web/App UI/UX design, development and architecture.
• MediaWiki platform experience.
• Flash development.
• iOS and/or Android platform experience.

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