Front-End Developer/Web Designer

Washington, DC
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Full Time
*No sponsorship available at this time**No third party candidates please*Experis is partnered with a lower chamber of the United States Congress in their search for a Front-End Developer/Web Designer to join their team. This chamber creates and supports hundreds of websites and application for Members, Committees and Leadership (MCL) offices. Today, the preferred web platform for the House is Drupal, with most current websites on Drupal. In addition, other legacy technologies exist with maintenance support provided to those customers as well. We are seeking a Front-End Developer/Web Designer who will be responsible for designing, consulting, coding, implementing, and maintaining Member, Committee, Leadership, and House Support office websites and web applications. The resource will work with a team of Front-end Developers, Back-end Developers, and customer support staff providing web services to House customers. They will additionally work directly with staff in Member, Committee and Leadership offices. This position encompasses the skill sets of a Drupal Themer, Front End Web Developer, Graphic Designer, and User Experience expert. The resource shall possess a solid understanding of web front-end development fundamentals, web design fundamentals, as well as significant real-world development and design experience. Specific Responsibilities: Develop and maintain web sites on the House Drupal platform Conduct client consultations regarding UX, information architecture, design, and layout Co-manage web projects with other site-builder colleagues. Compose project proposals and maintain all design artifacts Set up multi-dev workflow tools and processes; lead team toward CSS preprocessing Create content site maps and conceptual wireframes or mock ups. Drupal features Generate appealing design composites for customers Convert design composites from Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop into custom Drupal themes and standards-compliant CSS and JavaScript Debug and troubleshoot CSS and JavaScript for new and existing websites. Perform CSS and graphic customizations for existing websites Work effectively and collaboratively with Development and Production colleagues on assigned customer projects Follow development standards, governance processes and best practices. Participate in code reviews and quality control processes Maintain professional relationships with customers, management, colleagues and deliver high-quality customer service Specific Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Web Design or a related field is highly desirable; equivalent work experience will be strongly considered Ability to assess verbal and written requirements from customers and transform them into interactive designs and project artifacts Ability to design website themes on the Drupal platform Excellent HTML/CSS skills; ability to plan and design responsive sites for multiple viewports Experience with CMS/publishing platforms such as Drupal Solid knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator; skilled at converting layered design files into HTML/CSS or Drupal themes Understanding of effective front-end development techniques and tools, such as JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 Understanding of the version control system Git Adept at multi-tasking in a fast-paced, high-profile environment Ability to evolve skill sets and quickly adopt innovative technologies Equally comfortable working on a project team as well as independently Organization and attention to detail; professional communication (written and verbal) abilitiesExperis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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