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Jr. Front End Developer

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Looking for a Jr Front-End Web Developer with a passion for building great digital experiences that are functionally and visually appealing. The successful candidate will be a tech savvy versatile problem solver that enjoys taking on a wide variety of challenges.

The Jr Front-End Web Developer is a critical member of the project teams who design and deploy websites for the best schools around the world. This person will work closely with project managers and designers in building unique customized solutions in CSS and HTML for their school and education clients. The candidate should possess a general understanding of Content Management Systems, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3. A commitment to maintaining high quality code across browsers and platforms including mobile and touchscreen devices is important.

This person should be comfortable in conversing about site architecture and content structure and is successful in producing some homepage and lower tier designs and layouts. The Jr Front-End Developer will also play an active role within our production team, collaborating with other Front-End developers, troubleshooting and debugging, and general QA (Quality Assurance) work. Portfolio/work examples showing web development, problem-solving, strong communication skills, a positive attitude, a make-it-happen mentality, and ability to work within deadlines and project scope are critical.

The ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of this position include: Produce sites from supplied Photoshop files into companies site skeleton using standardized HTML markup and CSS definitions and structures; Flow and format raw content supplied by clients; Handle work order requests including microsites, email templates, edits to navigation and architectural changes, and other similar maintenance tasks; Coordinate with production team in regular meetings; Optimizing and working with image and graphic assets for site speed; Speaking to and working closely with members from other teams and be able to explain technical concepts to non-technical clientele on occasion; Work within the company platform to maintain and post content, data, images and files; Test sites across browsers, platforms and devices for scripting and display errors. Some travel may be required

SKILLS
1-3 years of experience in front-end web development, Proficiency converting Photoshop concepts into HTML/CSS, Proficiency in hand-coding HTML/CSSExperience with Responsive Websites, experience working with Javascript/jQuery is preferred, Experience in the following technologies is a plus: AJAX, RSS, JSON, Web Fonts. Have an eye for design. Interested in visual and/or interaction design. You take pride in your pixels. Familiarity with Usability and User Experience design. Able to work effectively under deadlines in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and shifting priorities, Strong team player and willingness to learn new things.

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