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Lead Interactive Developer | Long-Term Contract

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We are looking for a Lead Interactive Developer for our client, a well-established digital agency in Santa Monica. As the Lead Interactive Developer, you would be responsible for developing interactive web based, mobile, and/or desktop applications using Industry best practices. The Interactive Developer works closely with Visual Designers and Application Developers to build highly efficient, user-friendly, interfaces.

You would evaluate and recommend appropriate usage of Rich-UI components and capabilities to enhance the user experience. You would also be responsible for leading and providing guidance for a team. The Lead Interactive Developer will manage clients expectations and represent the agency's expertise within Interactive technologies and applications.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Provide context and guidance for integration and implementation of Front End Interfaces
Translate wireframes, comps, and functional requirements into functional xHTML/ css/ Javascript
Develop standards compliant mark-up and code for web sites and applications
Recommend and Develop framework and code for mobile enabled sites using functionalities like geo locator compatible for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices
Implement complex Ajax framework to facilitate data exchange and write DOM manipulation scripts
Develop JavaScript using standard Frameworks (jQuery, dojo, Yahoo UI, etc.)
Develop small to medium size custom JavaScript libraries for reuse across the application
Integrate Social Media plug-ins and apis like FB, TW, YT, etc.
Work around development basics like browser security issues, iframe to iframe communication, https requests
Manage small to medium sized team and resolve issues and dependencies in the team; coach and mentor the team to help deliver to the client expectation
Execute processes setup for the team by reviewing standards and frameworks for effective integration, track the plan and activities for the team; report next steps to Project Management team
Function in a Global Delivery Environment

Experience Guidelines
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
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

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