Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lead Front End Web Developer; Boston, MA

Lead Front End Web Developer
Boston, MA

This Global digital agency with offices in over 25 countries specializes in creating applications and digitally-centered marketing campaigns for the web, mobile devices and social media. With a focus on experience design, they conceive, design and develop marketing campaigns as well as digital solutions for an impressive Global 2000 client list that represents a broad base of industries including media, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, food & beverage, retail, transportation, sports and hospitality.

The Lead Front End Developer will collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues to utilize front-end technologies that produce interactive digital experiences, and in the process, develop  high quality, well-structured and well documented code. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with various back-end technologies, frameworks and services, as well as have ability to master new/emerging technologies, and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions to clients and colleagues alike. This person will have proven track record of developing and supporting enterprise-class web applications and have extensive experience working in structured environments following defined development methodologies including client/server and multi-tiered design and development.

  • Coding the execution of complex designs and interactions that reflect the creative and art direction provided within the established technical framework
  • Responsible for creation of all coded deliverables
  • Works well as a team member on large accounts, understanding how a team operates and what is expected of the various roles on the project
  • May need to rapidly produce interim deliverables (such as style guide components, technical specifications, browser and market analysis, prototypes, proofs of concept, etc.) in addition to the final live site or application
  • Participates in developing supporting proposal materials for projects
  • Participates in scoping and planning work
  • Participates in writing detailed technical and functional specifications documentation
  • Able to take initiative to research and learn emerging technologies
  • Manage/mentor a small team of developers
  • Utilize HTML/CSS, MVC frameworks, OOP techniques, and proficiency with JavaScript/DOM and JavaScript frameworks
Must haves:

  • Minimum 5-7+ years' experience as a front end web developer, with roles of increasing responsibility; 2-3+ years' agency or consultancy experience required
  • Team management experience
  • Mad skills in: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery/Prototype), AJAX, JSON, DOM Scripting, unobtrusive JavaScript, XML/XSLT, W3C DOM methods and properties, Adobe Photoshop and other graphic editing tools
  • Thorough understanding of table-less page layout and positioning, browser behavior and compatibility, cross-browser issues and solutions, coding for Search Engine Optimization
  • Experience with template engines and web application frameworks: JSP, Velocity, JSF, etc.
  • Willingness to travel/work at client site up to 4 days/week
 Extra Credit:
  • Experience working with corporate, transaction based systems, content management systems, portal  development
  • Experience with Scrum (or another agile methodology)
  • Exposure to source code management tools like CVS, SVN
  • Exposure to Service Oriented Architecture and Web Service development standards (SOAP, XML, WSDL) and in developing on the Spring and Hibernate frameworkExperience with Adobe Flex and ActionScript 
  • Experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails 
  • Experience with XML technologies like XSD, XSL, XPAT
  • Experience using standard development frameworks such as Hibernate, Spring, Axis2, Struts
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and database concepts
  • Experience configuring web and application servers
  • Experience with UML modeling and developing use cases and wireframes
Please send resume and target salary to CarolTaylorRecruits(at)gmail(dot)com

Sample code will be requested during phone interview

At this time, our client cannot provide visa assistance

Local candidates only; no relo

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