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Front End Developer needed ASAP

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Our Fortune 500 client is looking for a Front End Developer for a long-term project in Downtown Chicago.

This individual will be responsible for two larger projects that they will split their time between. This FED will work on managing a customer facing site and will also work on the development of an application primarily using jQuery. This talent MUST be highly skilled in jQuery, Backbone (or a similar language) and JavaScript.

Technical Skill Requirements:
- Experience developing rich user interfaces using HTML, JavaScript and CSS
- Proficient in current/modal JavaScript usage
- Familiarity with AJAX and JSON
- Experience using a DOM-manipulation library, such as jQuery, Dojo, Scriptaculous, MooTools, etc (jQuery is preferred)
- Must understand how MVC works from a front-end perspective
- Understanding of responsive design principles.
- Experience developing front-end applications using modern MV* JS libraries, such as Backbone, EmberJS, JavascriptMVC, etc (Backbone is preferred)
- Solid understanding of modern front-end web development practices
- Experience utilizing REST-style API's
- Understanding of front-end constraints on mobile browsers
- Basic understanding of using AMD modules in JavaScript

Must-haves:
- Ability to work some-what independently, but collaborate with other team members when necessary
- Comfortable working with a remote team across the US
- Experience working with a design or UX team

Preferred experiences:
- Familiarity with Agile development practices
- Experience working with AMD modules in JavaScript
- Experience creating RESTful API's
- Understanding of functional and unit testing on the front-end
- Understanding of performance optimizations on the front-end
- Experience developing single-page applications
- Experience using build-tools, such as ANT or Grunt
- Experience working with JSP's

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