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UI/UX Developer

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Aquent is currently searching for a UX/UI Developer to join our Fortune 500 client. The UX/UI Developer builds high performance, semantic web pages, with full cross browser support, to create a best in class website for our client. Experience with React.js is strongly preferred.

Expectations for UX Developers include, but are not limited to, the following outcomes:
* Creating hand-coded, semantic HTML from site designs (comps)
* Building pages which faithfully implement the agile requirement specifications (user stories)
* Ensures web pages render smoothly and quickly using best practices such as sprites, efficient CSS rules, well-tuned JavaScript
* Communicates effectively with stakeholders and piers in daily stand-ups, end of sprint status meetings, etc.
* Repairs defects as needed
* Assists backend developers to implement small UI updates and fix defects
* Coordinates with other UX developers working on the site to ensure consistency, best practices
* Builds reusable components to share across the site such as common overlays, utility JavaScript functions, etc.
* Continues to evolve UX standards such as defining style guide, documenting reusable components, etc.
* Maintains site and builds maintainable components
* Tests implemented solutions and builds testable components
* Estimates scope of project tasks

UX/UI developers have expert level knowledge, or at least a strong working knowledge, of all the following

UI Specific:
HTML5, CSS3, SAAS / Compass, CSS Grid Systems, JavaScript, AJAX, JavaScipt MV* Frameworks, Must know backbone.js, React.js strongly preferred, JavaScript Template Engine, Handlebars, Node.js, Grunt / Gulp, Bower, Server Side vs. Client Side Rendering, Idiomatic JavaScript, CommonJs vs. AMD, Module Loaders, Modules, Packages, Dependency Injection, Jasmine

Non-UI Specific:
APIs, Rest, Rest-assured, JAX-RS, OWASP Top Ten, Accessibility, Tomcat, Groovy, Gradle

UX developers must also have a strong understanding of many other software development concepts,
including, but not limited to, the following:
* Model View Controller (MVC)
* Standard OOP concepts
* Agile development
* High performance best practices (fast loading web pages)
* Debugging and troubleshooting – problem resolution
* Testing best practices
* Cross browser idiosyncrasies
* Version control (with tools such as GIT)

UX developers must exhibit many soft skills, including, but not limited to, the following:
* Integrity
* Passion
* Responsibility and ownership
* Proactiveness
* Strong work ethic
* Intelligence
* Great communication skills

Build amazing UI components and user interfaces for world-class products
• Deliver compelling functionality in performance based code – we like things to go fast
• Invent and prototype new features and interactions you can actually ship

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