Front End Developer

SD Creative
Up to £40,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is an established Digital Marketing agency with a great reputation and exciting client list.
They are currently looking for a creatively led, Front End developer to join the team.

We are looking for someone with a passion for web design and development, who is continually looking to update and improve their skills.

Although this is primarily a development role some design experience would be a distinct advantage as our client encourages collaboration between the design and front end teams. Your input into how designs can be implemented into build is very much valued.

Main responsibilities

Build responsive HTML5/CSS3 web pages, mobile applications and other digital solutions
Work collaboratively with designers to provide excellent interactive front end solutions
Ensure web sites use fully semantic markup, are valid to W3C standards and meet W3C WAI and UK DDA legislation requirements
Develop unobtrusive JavaScript using standard JavaScript libraries and plugins (e.g. jQuery, prototype etc) plus bespoke code where required
Build search engine friendly websites
Ensure source code is committed and maintained in our central Subversion repositories
Pixel perfect reproduction of designs in modern browsers with suitable degradation in older browsers
Build clickable prototypes to aid the UX process and help solve design / build problems

Core skills

Excellent attention to detail and efficient working practices
Familiarity using the Adobe Creative Suite of software packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc…
Experience of the capabilities of HTML5 animation and CSS3 transitions
Knowledge of W3C WAI and UK DDA legislation
An understanding of browsers and rendering issues/bugs with the standard browsers
An understanding of developing HTML 5 content for different platforms and devices using responsive design and media queries
Knowledge of SEO techniques within the website build
Familiarity with a range of JavaScript plugins and their customisation
Knowledge of server side templating technologies
Comfortable with one or more open source CMS platform e.g. WordPress/Drupal
Experience building HTML emails
Problem solving

Additional skills

CSS pre-processors (Sass, LESS)
Task running software (Grunt, Gulp)
Experience with SVG
Experience with open source CSS tools and frameworks
Working knowledge of version control systems (SVN, Git)
Contributions to the open source community
Working knowledge of RequireJS
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