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Senior Web/Javascript Developer

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A leading digital agency in central London are looking for a Senior Web & Javascript Developer to join their busy development team on a contract basis for at least 2 months.
Starting ASAP (ideally Monday 9th September), you will be working on one of their key accounts in the hospitality and travel sectors.

As Senior JavaScript and Web Developer you will have an excellent understanding of how to build modern interactive websites and web applications including high availability CMS driven sites with thousands of pages, campaign specific microsites including Facebook apps, and mobile optimized experience. In some instances the Senior JavaScript and Web Developer will act as the technical lead on particular clients. Delivering our projects requires a cross functional approach, senior team members will need to work closely with designers, server side developers, project managers and in many cases the clients themselves in order to achieve successful results. The right candidate will have an encyclopedic knowledge of web development best practices and a rich toolbox with which to build cutting edge website experiences that remain robust and compatible across a variety of web channels.

Required Knowledge and skills:
· Substantial experience as a JavaScript developer
· Using HTML5 and CSS3 features especially transforms and media queries
· Expert knowledge of using AJAX pattern and the jQuery library to make event driven websites that feel like applications
· Mastery of CSS2 layout techniques and cross browser compatibility issues including custom fonts using Fontface or Cufon or FontDeck
· Semantic markup for SEO and Accessibility objectives
· Automated unit testing using JSUnit or similar frameworks and tools such as WebDriver
· Mobile web and tablet specific challenges such as responsive design implementation, mobile browser compatibility, performance, and usability
· Creating template markups using FreeMarker, Velocity, Razor or similar
· Excellent communication skills, ideally gained in a fast-moving media environment
· Authoring of technical documentation including estimates, technical solutions, requirements specifications and test plans
· Configuration Management, using SVN or Git
· BSc in Computer Science or equivalent degree

Useful extra knowledge and skills:
· Adobe CQ5 or similar JCR based CMS with JSP templating exposure
· Line management of other team members
· Performance and security testing
· One or more server side languages e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby, ASP.Net, JSP
· Test Driven Development
· Facebook app specific integrations
· Email newsletter cross client MHTML compatibility issues
Key responsibilities:
· Being responsible for technical delivery of the project
· Reviewing creative concept work for technical feasibility
· Ensuring that knowledge gained is always shared outwards to the teams and the company as a whole
· Ensuring the project is delivered to high standards of quality in all aspects including, but not limited to code, documentation, configuration management and other software engineering best practices as applicable

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