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Senior Front End Developer

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Our agency client is searching for a Front End Developer to join their team on a long-term contract basis. The Developer should be able to quickly turn visual design and wireframes into functional pages and contribute to idea generation and development. You will work very closely with others in the UX team, especially designers and information architects; coming up with new ideas and ways to implement their designs.

The developer must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:
• Assess existing sites/properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding
• Lead participatory design/user testing sessions (with oversight and direction)
• Identify and document meaningful patterns from the findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings
• Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes across the different stages of the design.
• Develop personas/segmentations based on research findings (with guidance and oversight)
• Create engaging scenarios and develop frameworks describing key aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and user needs
• Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models)
• Develop visual representations of the organizational structure, hierarchy, and relationships of screens in a site as well as the interactions between the user and the functional modules in the solution
• Develop screen details (i.e., wireframes) depicting all elements on a unique screen type, including the content, functional, and navigation specifications (with guidance and oversight)
• Communicate effectively with creative user experience team and technical development team
• Develop front-end/presentation layer code, including XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript
• Assist lead designer with various design activities; such as web page designs, creation of banner images, buttons, etc.
• Translate visual designs into completed HTML pages while strictly adhering to design specifications
• Integrate presentation layer code with CMS and portal technologies
• Implement front-end structure and standards as defined by Creative Lead
• Work closely with back-end developers to ensure UI integrity throughout the development life-cycle
• Ensure cross-browser compatibility and resolve bugs where required
• Identify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches for Sapient.
• Based on functional specifications, optimize development for User Experience.

Experience Guidelines:
• 5+ years of industry experience.
• At least 1 year experience with Javascript frameworks such as Node.js, and Backbone
• Experience with JavaScript technologies such REACT, Angular, Ember or similar is a plus
• Experience working with responsive web designs and mobile web sites is highly desirable
• Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
• Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams
• Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred
• Has done cross-browser development and testing
• Experience with Wireframes and Proof-of-concept mockups
• Ability to learn new UI technologies quickly
• Knowledge of hand-coded HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and DOM
• Experience in developing standards-based, CSS-driven, table-less layouts
• Knowledge of Javascript/UI libraries (JQuery, etc.) and their use in implementing AJAX solutions a plus
• Experience working with portal technologies and/or backend frameworks (Java, .NET) a plus

Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree required from college or University

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