Front-End Developer

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Full-time | Cincinnati, OH

About the Position

We are seeking a Front-End Web Developer to join our design team. The Front-End Developer is responsible for building the experiences created by the UX and Visual Designers. The Front-End Developer will work closely with the rest of the design and product teams to understand the goals of each project and help push for the better solutions that deliver upon those goals.

The Front-End Developer will execute prototypes handed off from the UX and Visual Designers using coding standards set by the Lead Front-End Developer. Final deliverables will be coded to match prototypes as closely as possible, meet coding standards, and meet project goals. 

On any given day, you may be responsible for the following: 

  • Build experiences using modern best practices for performance, accessibility and browser compatibility  

  • Regularly review design prototypes for technical feasibility 

  • Participate in design critiques, and push design solutions forward

  • Deliver work on expected deadlines

  • Manage multiple projects at different phases of development at once

  • Work with product developers to ensure that UI is built to project requirements

To be successful on this team, the following criteria must be met:

  • Education in Web Development, Web Design, or related discipline

  • Able to work with designers and developers to solve problems

  • Well organized and willing to learn

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once

  • Ability to execute designs that match prototypes

  • 3-5 years experience in front end scripting using javascript, jQuery and JSON

  • Experience with server side language(s) such as PHP or Coldfusion(preferred)

  • Familiarity with CSS and javascript preprocessor tools like Grunt, Gulp, Webpack or Codekit

  • Fluency with responsive and adaptive design production

  • Fluency in CSS(SASS/SCSS and/or LESS) architecture writing reusable, scalable and maintainable code

  • Knowledge of responsive frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation

  • Experience with Content Management Systems like Wordpress, Drupal or Mura CMS

  • 3-5 years experience working with product teams to build web applications

  • Strong knowledge of accessibility and web performance best practices

  • Experience working in an agile environment is a plus

  • Experience working with version control services such as Bitbucket or Git is a plus

Here's what will set you apart from the rest of the field:

  • Familiarity with JIRA or similar issue tracking

  • Great design skills

  • Understanding of layout, typography and color theory

  • Strong attention to detail – ability to execute designs at the pixel level

  • Excellent verbal/written communication proficiency, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to clients and stakeholders in an easy to understand format

  • Creativity/innovation: Foster and initiate new ideas, methods, and solutions

  • Organization skills and strong attention to detail

  • Time management: ability to multi-task, prioritize workflow, and be flexible with changing priorities

  • Collaboration within and across teams

  • Initiative - motivation to seek out new responsibilities, learn additional skills, and stay abreast of changing design trends and techniques

Benefits: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance available at group rate
  • 401k with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary legal insurance
  • Discounted pet insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free downtown parking