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Senior Front End Developer

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Brief Description of Project/Deliverables: We're looking for a skilled application developer to help build the next generation front end for major retailer's eCommerce websites. This position will work closely with architects, creative technologists, user experience, interaction designers and other developers to take business requirements and design specifications and turn it into a well architected, fast, flexible, and beautiful front-end. The front end application developer must have a design mindset with strong fundamentals in Website development and how it works.
It requires an excellent understanding of hand coding web interfaces and a solid understanding of the delicate balance between site performance, functionality, design and maintenance.

• Sound understanding of HTTP, cookies and caching architectures

• 3-5 years experience hand coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

• Solid understanding of web standards and CSS driven layouts

• Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues

• Practical understanding of HTML5 and CSS3

• Experience coding Responsive and Adaptive websites

• Working knowledge of front to back Web development including experience with Relational Database Management Systems, SQL, business logic and Web services

• Solid understanding of Javascript (JS)

• Experience using JS frameworks especially jQuery

• Excellent debugging skills using tools like Firebug and Charles

• Knowledge of front end performance optimization techniques

• Experience working with AJAX and web services / API's to serve up dynamic data

• Experience working with source control (SVN, Github, Mercurial)

• Some experience with server side scripting (JSP, PHP, ASP)

• Excellent problem solving, time management, teamwork, and communication skills

• Experience working collaboratively with back end engineers

• Experience working collaboratively with visual and interaction designers

• Experience converting business requirements to technical solutions

• Understanding of agile development methodology; experience working as part of an agile team


Pluses:
• Experience integrating HTML based content with a content management system

• Experience with mobile web development especially for WebKit browsers

• Experience with CSS frameworks (under preferred)

• Experience integrating with major third party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google)

• Experience working in the retail industry

• A passion for ecommerce

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