Front End Developer

Nelson Design Group, Inc.
La Plata, MD
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
NDG Communications is searching for a Front End Developer to keep our agency on the leading edge of technology.We need someone with a detailed, analytical approach and a flair for innovation to help us deliver an outstanding user experience for our clients and their customers. This is not a job for beginners. Our new Front End Developer will have years of experience and an advanced knowledge of a wide range of software and programs. They will be a leader and a strategist, ready to bring projects from conception to execution.The Front End Developer is responsible for the creation of innovative customer facing web experiences on multiple platforms in collaboration with the agency creative team. Additionally, the Front End Developer is responsible for creating wireframes, cross-browser testing and front-end programming desktop and responsive websites, as well as collaborating with other members of the digital development team.The Front End Developer must thrive in a fast-paced work environment and must be able to handle multiple projects, reliably meet deadlines and produce fully functional web projects. This person should also bring new ideas and innovations to the table, based on sound research, best practices, and measurable tests.Are you up for the challenge?Reports to Director of Digital Development RESPONSIBILITIES:Collaborate with our creative team to strategically plan the execution of all interactive projectsDevelopment of sites precisely based on PSDs and technical specifications provided (pixel-perfect attention to detail required)Regularly update active websites maintained by the agency, both by programming code for new information, and updating existing programming code to ensure sites stay functional as technology and client requirements changeStay current on all programming-related technology trends and innovations, and notify the Director of Digital Development regarding training or hardware and software upgrades needed to keep the agency on the leading edge of interactive designBring new ideas and innovations, based on sound research, best practices and measurable tests REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:5+ years experience in web design/programming, with emphasis on programmingAdvanced knowledge of HTML5/XHTMLAdvanced knowledge of CSS2/3Advanced knowledge of Javascript, experience with jQuery 1.4 - 1.11 is a mustAbility to convert designs from PhotoShop or Illustrator into solid table-less XHTML codeAdvanced knowledge of cross-browser/platform issues, user interface requirements, debugging and code solutionsDevelopment of responsive Javascript/CSS for browser, tablet and mobile device viewingExperience with jSON and/or XML for configuration scriptingFamiliarity with SQLFamiliarity with PHP and/or ColdFusionStrong time management skills and resource management capabilities BONUS POINTS:Experience designing/programming applications for touchscreen platformsExperience with a ColdFusion framework such as Fusebox or ColdFusion on Wheels (CF Wheels)Experience programming HTML5 animation/graphics using SVGExperience working in an advertising or marketing agency environmentExperience with WordPress theme development and plugin customizationExperience with real estate and development clients Please include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO CALLS or recruiters.

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