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Interactive Web Developer

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Our client's Creative Services team is looking for a Senior Interactive Web Developer. In this role, you are an innovator with a strategic focus utilizing the latest digital technologies to deliver cutting-edge cross-platform experiences for a national portfolio of clients across the company's array of properties and platforms. As leader of front-end development you possess the latest HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3 skills, but you are also comfortable hosting websites and services using scripting language such as PHP or Python. You will drive the development of rich web applications and responsive cross-platform experiences as well as the creation of scalable advertising products and solutions. You will collaborate with the Creative Director, Designers, Database Engineers, Internal Development and Product teams, and external vendors to power these robust experiences. You will work with the Creative Director and Senior Visual Designer to consult/brainstorm ideas and ways to push new innovations/strategy to market.

The ideal candidate is someone who is a strategic and conceptual thinker that pushes the envelope creatively through robust coding technique, but is an expert in the under-pinning technologies required to make our work efficient, scalable, dynamic and reusable. A true team player that can take a creative concept/strategy and build development plans under a deadline-driven environment. This challenging role requires a wide array of production knowledge and technical skills, as well as the vision necessary to develop a prototype from concept stage to implementation. A strategic/working knowledge of web tools, technologies and best practices, design development protocols, browser compatibility, publishing software, user‐experience design, quality assurance processes, online advertising models, search optimization and multimedia production is necessary. Applicants should have a passion for emerging technologies and be engaged in staying abreast of new development trends.
Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

• Builds websites, immersive video experiences, and social applications for all modern browsers up to IE10 and mobile devices
• Builds basic content management systems for producers and editorial teams
• Engages in rapid prototyping and iterative product development
• Brainstorms ideas individually and as part of a team
• Works with design team, client solutions, developers, and other team members to achieve group goals
• Develops user guides and training documents for white label Discovery products
• Develops new software that functions correctly to automate and meets business requirements
• Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and department leadership
• Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested
• Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate
• Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required
• Monitor bug-tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
• Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary
• Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA, Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management
• Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements
• Mentor less senior developers
• Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies
• This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms
• Front-end development with back-end experience
• Minimum of 5-7 years HTML (5), CSS (3), JavaScript, JSON experience
• Experience with Javascript Frameworks Angular, Backbone, and Ember
• Proficient in using 3rd party API’s to generate data and feed to front-end experiences
• Minimum of 3 years PHP/MySQL desired
• Proven proficiency with emerging video platforms and development of video experiences within rich applications (i.e. Brightcove, Akamai)
• Ability to build templates and web pages from design mockups
• Strong expertise with responsive design and developing experiences across all devices and platforms
• Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration
• Willingness and ability to write documentation including, but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States
Required Skills

• 5+ years experience of interactive design and front‐end development with an award winning online portfolio that demonstrates conceptual thinking, exceptional front-end responsive design, and understanding of development/functionality
• 2-3+ years of building responsively and across platforms
• 3-5+ years of online agency/advertising or client-focused experience
• Strong expertise with HTML (5), CSS (3) & JavaScript experience
• Able to build single-page frontend applications using frameworks such as backbone, Angular, or creating your own SPA using jQuery and templating libraries like mustache or handlebars
• Experience hosting websites using Amazon Web Services
• Experience with current social tools and their relevant API’s (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, OpenGraph, etc.)
• Familiarity with PHP or Python and web services
• Strong proficiency with WordPress
• Familiarity with W3C recommendations
• Strong grasp of current browser technology
• Good technical writing skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good communication skills
• Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standards

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