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Senior Front End Developer

Traction has a track record of creating impact for brands through content and experiences designed for the needs of today’s digital consumer. We believe that today, everything is interactive. We work with some of the world’s most recognized brands, from giant innovators to upstart trailblazers. We have received Small or Independent Agency of the Year recognition from publications like Ad Age, iMedia and the BMA for the past four years in a row. We are a full-service, digitally focused, hard-working, hard-playing, fiercely independent agency still on the rise after 15 years… and we’re looking for a talented Senior Front-End Developer to help ensure that growth continues.

We are not just looking for an exceptional coder. We are looking for a collaborative team member with a positive attitude, especially with client interactions under stressful circumstances. We need someone with the flexibility to take on new tasks and an eagerness to investigate new ways of doing work that increase efficiency are skills that we highly value. If you are a self-starter looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team and a worldwide brand, let’s talk.

Candidates should have prior experience developing advanced UI projects. This position is full-time and is primarily based onsite at our client’s Sunnyvale/Cupertino offices (shuttle from various Bay Area locations available), with occasional time (typically one day every other week) spent at our San Francisco office.

Responsibilities

The Senior Front-End Developer will...

  • Develop advanced JavaScript applications.
  • Create responsive HTML pages from design comps.
  • Create CSS layout and animations, ensuring legacy browser support.
  • Work with developers, designers, and project leaders to ensure code quality and design fidelity.
  • Develop and optimize build tools and development systems to support ongoing projects.

Qualifications

  • Ability to hand-code elegantly efficient HTML/CSS/JavaScript.
  • Advanced JavaScript knowledge, with both open-source and proprietary libraries.
  • Experience developing complex single-page JavaScript/AJAX interfaces.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone, Ember, etc.
  • Extensive experience debugging cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility issues.
  • High attention to detail to maintain design integrity throughout the build process.
  • Ability to implement well-structured Sass for maximum CSS maintainability.
  • Experience with responsive design - including in JavaScript applications.
  • Adherence to W3C standards and specifications.
  • Proficiency in version control systems such as Subversion and Git.
  • General proficiency in Photoshop.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with clients

Extra Credit:

  • Skills in Node, Docker, Ruby, PHP, and IT.
  • Experience with Django, RefineryCMS, dotCMS.
  • E-commerce integration experience.
  • Knowledge of accessibility specifications.
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