Senior Front-End Developer (on-site or telecommute)

Eastern Standard

Job Description

Eastern Standard is looking for a seasoned front-end web developer to translate custom design mockups into elegant, standards-compliant, well-structured HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Senior developers are also charged with being strategically-minded, collaborative team members. We value best practice approaches to our development work, close communication with strategy and design teams through the project lifecycle, and challenging our development team to do their best work.

The Role
You'll help set the standard for our front-end development practice, and play an integral role in project architecture and implementation

Craft elegant, well-organized, custom front-end experiences
• Implement custom front-end HTML templates, CSS/SCSS stylesheets, and javascript components in ES5 and ES6
• Work closely with our UX and visual design teams to create custom web-based experiences
• Develop responsive website front-ends, user interfaces, and animations

Lead by example, with strong communication skills
• Collaborate with project teams (producers, UX strategists, visual designers, developers)
• Interface directly with clients, providing client education support to the project Producer
• Champion best practices for code structure and nomenclature
• Work in conjunction with junior developers, providing development support and guidance
• Introduce new and emerging patterns and technologies into our workflow

See projects through from beginning to end
• Work with project teams early and often to identify implementation concerns or questions, and provide insight into the development approach
• Coordinate with full-stack and back-end developers to implement/integrate front-end code
• Meet with designers early in the project to audit design mockups for practicality and responsiveness
• Collaborate with our UX team to shape the end user experience

What you bring to the table:
• Extensive experience with HTML, CSS (including SASS), and Javascript
• Commitment to best practices and well-organized code
• High degree of competency with compilation tools such as grunt and gulp
• Knowledge of git/version control
• Firm understanding of ADA compliance/accessibility requirements
• Experience working on large-scale, custom website builds
• Positive, "can do" attitude
• Exceptional communication/interpersonal/presentation skills
• Detail-oriented with a commitment to design
• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and creatively solve problems

General Expectations:
• Develop/implement front-end code (HTML/Javascript/CSS) to bring our UX strategy and designs to life
• Stay on top of industry-leading approaches, best practices, and technologies
• Play an active role in both internal and external meetings and discussions
• Contribute to a positive overall work environment and experience
• Maintain accurate time tracking

What We Provide:
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience
• Simple IRA with employer matching
• Health & Dental Insurance
• 3 weeks PTO Annually
• 8 paid holidays annually
• Profit Sharing / Bonus Program
• Individual recognition bonuses
• Paid Maternity and Paternity leave
• Retirement savings account with company matching
• Life insurance policy
• Long-term disability policy
• (Healthcare) Flexible spending account
• Bi-Weekly Lunch & Learns (free lunch and a learning topic chosen by team members)
• Fully stocked drink fridge
• Company sponsored outings and events
• Company-paid conferences
• Company-paid professional development opportunities
• Hosted community meetups
• Blog Post Opportunities (writing opportunities)
• Commuter Benefits
• Employee Discount Program through various retailers
• Employee Birthday Celebrations
• Casual, collaborative, and creative work environment

Company Description Eastern standard is a combined user experience and web technology agency. We are dedicated to objective strategy, sophisticated design execution, and best practices web implementation. We have developed a truly interdisciplinary team of designers, UX specialists, and developers, and were even honored last year with a Webby Award for "Welcome to the Universe", a site we designed and built to promote Neil Degrasse Tyson's then-newest book.

Our team and our company are continuing to grow, and we're looking for innovative, experienced practitioners who want to challenge themselves and our work to produce standard-setting projects. We value curiosity, cheerfulness, and the kind of people who feel compelled to always do their best work.

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