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Front End Developer

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One of VT's favorite clients in need of a Front End Developer! This is a month long contract. Experience with responsive web development is a must. The client is a technology client.

A front-end web developer is a driving force in bringing highly innovative creative concepts to life online. A front-end web developer brings to the role strong analytical skills, solution-oriented development knowledge, and a collaborative attitude that seeks to enable great creative with groundbreaking technology. He or she collaborates closely with development leads, back-end developers, web strategists, the user experience team, the creative team, and project and account managers to translate creative visions into functional applications.

Essential Functions

■ Programs online, mobile-capable, and/or desktop user interfaces for a variety of platforms

■ Implements tracking and measurement technology on developed applications

■ Implements performance and search engine optimization best practices

■ Develops professional-level dynamic websites—portfolio required with résumé

Professional Skills

Outstanding skills and proven expertise in the following areas:

■ Proficient with HTML5/CSS3 development and best practices

■ Expert understanding of limitations of devices and browsers

■ Proficient understanding of site optimization best practices

■ Expert-level understanding of JavaScript development with multiple frameworks and best practices, including commonly used libraries (jQuery, Backbone, etc.)

■ Expert-level knowledge of XML/JSON

■ Proficient understanding of object-oriented programming with languages such as C# or Java

■ Ability to understand the client’s web design requirements and to verbally communicate them to the rest of the team

■ Experience in Agile software development such as Scrum or Kanban required

■ Proven ability to work with standard graphics management packages such as Adobe Photoshop, as well as serve as a consultative resource for designers and user experience architects on the feasibility of interface designs

■ Well versed in web services

■ Mobile experience a huge plus

■ Experience on enterprise applications a huge plus

■ Experience coding for .NET-based sites required

■ Expert-level familiarity with debugging issues and providing solutions

■ Familiarity with integrated development environments such as Visual Studio 2012, Eclipse, and version control systems such as SVN, GitHub, and TFS required

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