Senior JavaScript Engineer

New York Full Time Live

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Are you a senior JavaScript engineer looking to make a big impact on a high profile project?

Our client is a leading interactive strategy, design, and development agency. We are looking for driven, self-motivated coders that are able to understand business problems and translate these into technical solutions. Ideal candidates should have concept-to-launch experience building scalable and secure transactional web applications.

As a senior JavaScript engineer you will be leading the design and construction of the interface interactivity of our clients’ sites through the masterful use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other related front-end technologies. You will lead small teams of talented engineers and collaborate with backend developers, information architects, business analysts and visual designers. We are partial to true engineers who apply their computer science background to the efficient and powerful art of JavaScript development.

Our typical engagement size and the size of our teams makes it possible for all team members to craft and shape the experiences we produce, with the full support of the leads and directors. The flexibility of our process makes for happy clients and the unusual ability to produce exactly the work you envision. If you want to make a real difference on a project, this is your dream role.

Off projects, you will be expected to teach your colleagues something they didn’t know in an area you are excited about. Is mobile app development your fantasy? How about responsive markup or rich, cross-browser compliant animations? Show us what you’ve got.

Key Responsibilities:

Write clean, pristine, semantic, valid, seo-friendly HTML
Cross-browser CSS
Embrace drop shadows, fancy fonts, sliders, lightboxes, mega dropdowns, transitions, responsive design…
Work within web frameworks such as Magento & Django
Collaborative teamwork
Ability to work agile

Skills/Qualifications:

2+ years of JavaScript-specific application development
5+ years of HTML & CSS development
Knowledge of advanced CSS techniques (x-browser, sprites, box model, positioning, reflows, repaints, etc) and CSS3
Pixel-perfectionist!
Able to know when to crawl the DOM and how to setup an event listener
Photoshop, firebug, and a text editor encompass 99% of your toolset
Experience working with hosted fonts
Experience with javascript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, YUI, etc
Experience writing or integrating with programming languages, preferably PHP, Python or Java
Ecommerce exposure a plus
Magento and/or Django experience a plus
Mobile development a plus read more