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Front End Developer Lead/Architect

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We are seeking a strategic technical influencer to lead the definition of the major front-end architectural components of innovative technical solutions across web sites to join our team as Front End Architect / Team Lead.

Reporting to the Director, Front End Engineering (FEE) this specific role is primarily accountable for providing front-end architectural representation on matrix (and vendor) teams that customize our CMS platform as well as build, enhance, and maintain our sites. Upcoming projects include full site redesigns and implementation of a new CMS platform.
In this role you will provide front-end technical/architectural guidance for major front-end components developed by matrix (and vendor) teams. The Front End Architect / Team Lead collaborates on these matrix teams with front-end and back-end development, product management, project management, design, etc.

The Front End Architect / Team Lead is responsible for leadership of specific strategic initiatives across all matrix/vendor teams, such as Page/Web Performance Management. This would include building both a strategic and tactical plan for these areas as well as evangelizing, influencing, and managing the implementation across all teams.

As part of the leadership responsibilities, the Front End Architect / Team Lead will manage resourcing & hiring needs for the team’s Architects, Performance Analysts, and certain Front End Engineers. You will handle escalations, performance management, and career development of those resources on their team.

We are a highly collaborative team and as such we are seeking an individual who will collaborate with other members of the overall Engineering Management Team to ensure Front End architectural standards, best practices, knowledge sharing, and collaboration are maintained across all Matrix teams.

We are looking for individuals who have:

• Expertise creating highly scalable and fast performing web sites built using enterprise scale CMS systems
• Expertise in web related technologies including but not limited to CSS, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, XML/XSLT, JSP, PHP, API’s, JSON, and CMS’ such as Adobe’s Day CQ/Communiqué.
• Expertise coaching front-end developers in standards compliant, cross browser, and cross platform website and application development.
• Expert organization and time management skills
• Expert oral and written communication skills
• Expert Interpersonal skills
• Experience with business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
• Knowledge of digital media & web site production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media
• Knowledge of database systems including MySQL and Oracle
• Ability to plan, execute and evaluate prototypes
• Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills
• Ability to work in a collaborative and geographically diverse environment
• Ability to manage people and processes, including vendors and contractors
• Ability to work under time constraints or to a deadline

Educational and Experience Requirements

Bachelors degree in a directly related field or equivalent experience and 5 years experience architecting and implementing mission critical web solutions that are scalable, extensible and maintainable, with 1-3 years in a technical leadership capacity. Requires experience in launching interactive web sites/applications as a key member of a development team.

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