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Front End Web Developer

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Our client, a consumer electronics giant, is looking for a talented Front End Web Developer to join their web team for a contract-to-hire opportunity. You will support the ongoing maintenance activities as well as develop new pages for the brand's digital products web sites.

There are some very exciting projects in progress in which you will be a significant contributor. These include personalization and mobile platform initiatives. They are also in the process of converting their current customized CMS developed in-house over to Oracle's ATG ecommerce platform. This includes migrating the entire product database over as well as the complete collection of web site content.

Responsibilities:
- Serve as presentation layer developer on ecommerce and marketing team projects contributing to both new and existing pages
- Ensure presentation layer deliverables are in alignment with standards and best practices
- Develop responsive and adaptive versions of entire web site
- Work closely with back-end developers to support projects during all phases of delivery
- Interface directly with UI designers to implement pixel-perfect cross-browser coded pages from Photoshop comps
- Act as technical liaison between the business owners and the creative team
- Have a passion for web technology and keeping current with leading-edge development frameworks, industry standards and best practices

Qualifications:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in development, implementation, and maintenance of large systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms. Experience with Java and Apache is a plus along with the ability to troubleshoot JSP
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline with an IT or similar focus or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated competency developing efficient, effective solutions to diverse, complex problems
- Demonstrated experience in designing systems and/or processes, including written specifications and documentation
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization; able to communicate ideas precisely and accurately
- Able to communicate and collaborate with others to reach consensus or compromise when necessary.
- Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
- Able to switch gears quickly and able to work on multiple projects at once
- Organized and self-driven

Technical Experience:
- Demonstrated expertise in presentation-layer web development, including XHTML,CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and related standards and tools
- Have an understanding of emerging web standards, such as HTML5 and CSS3
- Service oriented designs and technologies (AJAX, XML/JSON)
- At least 2 years of experience with mobile web development, touch interfaces and responsive design; Proficiency with coding media queries is a must
- Detailed working knowledge of browser heterogeneity and strategies for achieving consistency across platforms
- Detailed working knowledge of the browser-based JavaScript execution model, and strategies for optimizing real and perceived performance
- Client-side performance/behavior benchmarking, modeling, measurement, testing
- Digital imaging and image processing (file formats, batch processing, color); Proficient using Photoshop
- Experience with Oracle's ATG ecommerce platform (Experience Manager and Business Control Center) is preferred
- Strong SEO knowledge is a plus

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