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Job Summary

SLAIT Consulting
West Mclean, VA 22102
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
90,000.00 - 105,000.00 $ /year

Front End web Developer

About the Job

Looking for a creative and motivated Front-end Web Developer who loves to bring great designs to fruition with standards-compliant and semantic code.  S/he will be responsible for using his/her expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to realize the user experience as defined by the delivery team – a team comprised of senior consultants, information architects, user experience designers, and software engineers. 

The front-end developer will work in a team environment in the design and execution of web and mobile products.  Looking for a self-starter who is excited to learn and improve his or her skill set in the ever-evolving medium of the web.  The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with experience in user experience definition and user interface design.  Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following;
  • Develop world-class web and mobile products
  • Deliver best-in-class HTML5/CSS2.1/3, jQuery, Ajax, front-end code across a broad array of interactive web and mobile projects
  • Collaborate with senior consultants, information architects, designers and business analysts to develop and deliver the best products to our clients and to the market
  • Adhere to and extrapolate complex design systems and apply to coded pages, screens, and states.
  • Possess an advanced knowledge of web and mobile UX/UI
  • Develop and test across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices including smartphones and tablets

Desired Skills and Experience
  • Flexible, hard-working, self-guiding, strong communicator (written and verbal), and interested to research, play with and learn new things through experience and trial and error
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline oriented environment
  • Creative thinker with the ability to evaluate multiple approaches/options to solve a single problem
  • Advanced understanding of standard front end development technologies: HTML5, CSS2.1/3, jQuery + Plugins, Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Experience using Front End Frameworks (i.e.: Foundation, HTML5BP, Bootstrap)
  • Demonstrable experience developing for Responsive Web Design, as well as targeted Mobile Web Development
  • Experience with/using Version control (i.e.: GIT, SVN, CVS)
  • Strong command of using Firebug and/or Chrome Developer Tools 
  • Comfortable working around PHP/.NET/Java templates and the various IDEs, 3rd party API integration, varied CMS experience
  • Good understanding of Front End concepts such as Progressive Enhancement vs. Graceful Degradation, accessibility, browser inconsistencies and support for various CSS properties

Desirable Skills:
  • Experience developing with plain vanilla JavaScript and other (non-jQuery) JavaScript libraries
  • Back end development experience using languages such as PHP, Ruby,  .NET, ColdFusion, JAVA
  • Native mobile app development
  • Development experience using PhoneGap, Sencha Touch, Titanium, etc.
  • Proficient with preprocessors such as Sass, LESS, Haml, jade
  • Proficient using regular expressions
  • Active participant/contributor in development community (i.e.: meetups, forums, StackExchange, twitter)
  • Previous experience working in an agency and/or a consulting organization
  • Experience with OOP pattern development 
  • Understanding of SEO best practices

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