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Senior Front End Developer

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Vitamin T is currently in search of a Front-End Developer for our client in Metro Detroit. This is a long-term opportunity!


The front-end HTML5/CSS3/JS Developer will produce cutting-edge user interfaces for customer-facing websites, landing pages and email creative campaigns based on requirements.


• Collaborate with Creative, Marketing and Program Management teams to create compelling, efficient, fast and clean web content/sites/pages.
• Create a wireframe based on project requirements.
• Create and drive medium to large-sized tasks and projects (e.g. high profile product launch, multi-page dynamic forms, high-impact multi-language marketing campaigns) while exercising considerable independent judgment and discretion.
• Employ mastery of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to engineer responsive front-end components that will present information in new, innovative, and creative ways.
• Demonstrate skill in and utilize object-oriented JavaScript libraries to be more efficient and consistent, but will also be expected to possess experience with core JavaScript concepts like prototyping and inheritance.
• Design and develop components and should be modular, reusable, and well documented to the benefit of the Creative team.
• Utilize Canvas/CSS animations design techniques and advanced HTML5 features.
• Also be able to experiment with emerging technologies and discuss their merits with fellow Creative Team members.
• Generate wireframes and prototypes using Axure.
• Collaborate with Creative and IT.
• Collaborate with front-end designers and back-end developers to analyze and optimize the performance of web pages.
• Ensure work products are delivered on-schedule and comply with best practices and standards.
• Other duties as assigned.


Education/Knowledge: Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from an accredited four-year college or university required. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.


7+ years’ experience coding HTML5/CSS3 markup with secondary JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, and DOM scripting skills. Automotive industry experience preferred but not required. Required skills include:
• Practical understanding of HTML5 and CSS3+ CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS)
• Experience implementing designs in standards compliant HTML & CSS with thought given to accessibility Parallax Web Design and SEO.
• Experience building responsive websites.
• Experience with test driven development and QA
• Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform & device issues and solutions.
• Experience using JS Frameworks/Libraries (jQuery, Bootstrap.js, Backbone.js, Underscore.js).
• Ability to lead and mentor other programmers, and contribute to improved process and workflow
• Adobe Photoshop
• Understanding of responsive design practices as applied to email design and landing pages
• Email Design experience, specifically in understanding the limitations in email design compared to web design
• Troubleshooting different device/browser implementations of the sites designed
• Experience with code validation and cross-platform testing services
• Demonstrated strong understanding of best practices in user centered design
• Considerable experience working with web applications
• Have strong visual design skills, think conceptually about design, present excellent problem solving skills, and exercise the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
Preferred skills include:
• Experience integrating analytic tracking on pages
• Experience setting up and performing A/B and MVT situations
• Familiarity with UX (User Experience) design concepts
• Experience with dynamic content, specifically working with variable fields
• jQuery/Javascript
• Experience with PHP is a plus


Required Tools include:
• Axure RP
• ADOBE Photoshop CS5
• ADOBE Macromedia Flash CS5 (not required, but a plus)

How to apply:
+ Click apply at the bottom of this page
+ Email a resume to Brandon at (be sure to include your portfolio, a link to them, or samples of your work, if applicable)
+ Treat yourself. You've just applied for one of the most awesome opportunities you've ever seen!

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