Front End Developer

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
May 25, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
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.

Education/Experience:

•           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.