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HTML Site Developer - Boston

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As a Senior Front-End Developer you will play a key role in delivering award winning, interactive interfaces to our clients. You will work independently, or as part of a team to take visual design concepts and convert them into high quality HTML based interfaces. You will have an excellent knowledge of best practice front-end development techniques.

Responsibilities:

* Develop front-end/presentation layer code, including (X)HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
* Translate visual designs into completed HTML pages while adhering to design specifications
* Establish and implement front-end structure and standards for specific projects.
* Work closely with back-end developers to ensure the integrity of the UI throughout the development life-cycle.
* Ensure cross-browser compatibility and resolve bugs where required.
* Mentor, coach and manage team members.
* Identify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches for the larger Creative Design community at Sapient.
* Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience.
* Stay current with emerging front-end technologies and be able to promote their usage as project needs dictate.

Experience Guidelines:

* 3+ years of industry experience
* Excellent knowledge of hand-coded (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the DOM
* Strong experience in developing standards compliant, CSS based layouts
* Knowledge of JavaScript/UI libraries and their use in implementing AJAX solutions
* Must dominate at least one of the following libraries: jQuery, Dojo, Ext, script.aculo.us
* Understanding of SEO and accessibility issues and how they relate to development
* Accessibility and 508 compliance a plus
* Good working knowledge of the Adobe suite of products
* Strong graphics manipulation/optimization skills using Photoshop, Illustrator. etc.
* Strong organizational and estimation skills
* Heroic get-it-done attitude
* Be a team player and good communicator
* Ability to thrive under tight deadlines
* Able to manage time efficiently
* Effectively allocate work to junior team members
* Experience working on large branded websites a plus
* Experience working with CMS, Portal technologies, and/or backend frameworks (Java, .NET) a plus
* Frequent travel may be required

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