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Front End Developer Position

As a Front End Developer, your main responsibility is for the production, modification and maintenance of websites and web application’s user interfaces. This involves working closely with designers, in using semantic mark-up language i.e. CSS, to turn their static Photoshop designs into working browser based web pages. You’ll also work closely with server-side developers to implement their server-side code in order to develop complex, interactive and database driven websites. Most of the time you’ll be working with a custom or wordpress CMS, so you’ll work closely with the designers to integrate designs seamlessly into the chosen technology.

Responsibilities

  • Providing accurate timing estimates on work.
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)
  • Train other non-technical staff particularly designers.
  • Contributing to the company development standards working closely with the Head of Development.
  • Discussing technical solutions with clients and providing innovative new ideas to solutions.
  • Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market and position yourself and the company as a digital specialist.
  • Constantly seeking to develop yourself by learning new technologies and keeping abreast of your markets developments.

Requirements

  • Excellent HTML, XHTML, CSS programming skills
  • Coding valid XHTML and CSS mark-up
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Exceptional JavaScript programming skills
  • Experience with JQuery
  • Knowledge of working with JavaScript frameworks to create rich interactive content
  • Experience integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages 
  • Excitement about emerging web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3
  • Good understanding of Web Accessibility
  • Experience working with version control systems such as SVN
  • Experience building sites to at least an AA standard?
  • Some experience in AJAX techniques
  • Knowledge of HTML Email best practice desirable

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