Front End Developer

Washington D.C.
Apr 20, 2017
May 25, 2017
Full Time

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is currently seeking a Web Developer to support our technical team in developing and updating the company websites.  The Web Developer will need to have strong experience in front-end development and integration with the ability to juggle several projects at a time while working well with others. We are looking for a highly motivated developer that will be integral in our goal of elevating the current user experience to a higher level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

10%     Participate in planning sessions to review projects to identify and estimate front-end   development requirements.

50%     Convert visual designs and wireframes into functional web pages and associated assets (HTML, CSS, images, JavaScript, etc.).

10%     Actively engage and collaborate during UI development to help identify new approaches for enhancing the overall user experience.

10%     Lead the discovery and assessment of front-end technologies and put forth recommendations for their use.

10%     Work together with back-end developers to integrate UI into functional deployment ready pages.

10%     Ensure all products are delivered on-time and to the highest level of standards.


•           Minimum college level degree (BA for example) and Minimum 5 years of professional front-end development experience.

•           Must be expert in the use of computers and the Internet;

•           Must have excellent writing and editing skills;

•           Dedication to client service;

•           Demonstrated passion for performing arts subjects a plus;

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

•           Expert knowledge of JavaScript object oriented programming with the ability to utilize modern libraries and frameworks (jQuery/Angular/React)

•           Must have strong expertise in working with AJAX, REST and JSON with a demonstrated ability to create advanced parsing and data manipulation functions

•           Experience working with template engines (Handlebars, Mustache, Underscore)

•           Strong expertise in debugging and troubleshooting web applications

•           HTML5, CSS/3 development skills with an emphasis on multi-browser compatibility

•           Developed projects utilizing responsive design, grid frameworks (Bootstrap) to support multiple platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile.

•           Integration with third-party social platforms and APIs including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

•           Capable of working with Visual Studio / Team Foundation Server (TFS)

•           Experience with .NET C# is a plus.

•           Familiarity with Sitefinity CMS a strong bonus

•           Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with development teams

•           Must have the legal right to work in the United States. 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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