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Front End Web Developer

Front End Web Developer

Brand/Group 
eCommerce
Job Locations 
US-MA-Waltham
Job Function 
eCommerce
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
3
Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Leads front-end development efforts for assigned brand. Sets, oversees and implements standards for front-end development best practices.

Responsibilities

  • Lead front-end web development efforts for brands, including ongoing updates to existing HTML content areas and the creation of new sites and templates
  • Research, set and enforce front end web development standards with a focus on maximizing website performance
  • Create quality mock-ups and prototypes
  • Ensure functional & visually appealing web-and-mobile based applications are grounded in best-in-class UX practices
  • Collaborate with the back-end development/technology team on standards, planning, implementation and rollout of ongoing projects and updates.
  • Ensure clean, maintainable HTML, CSS & Javascript is consistently used with a focus on bug free, fast loading code
  • Partner with Brand Designers and copywriters to develop creative that is optimized to work within Demandware page templates in a sustainable way or suggest alternative options with full explanation of resource implications
  • Guide front-end designers/developers on best practice coding standards
  • Translate designs into html/css content that meet W3C standards
  • Deploy/modify content via CMS
  • Investigate front-end website bugs and implement HTML/CSS fixes
  • Populate and code site creative/content updates across multiple brand websites
  • Optimize web graphics to ensure maximum download speed while maintaining high visual quality
  • Follow brand standards and web style guides to ensure that the brand is consistently rendered throughout the customer experience on the keds.com site
  • Balance numerous projects to meet ongoing deadlines
  • Maintain organized archive of ongoing design and code files
  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of web/digital design experience.
  • Advanced experience hand-coding HTML, CSS & Javascript (familiarity with other web programming languages a plus)
  • Strong code troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Strong experience with web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks (e.g., React.js, jQuery, Angular.js) and JSON
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and other graphic-editing tools
  • Thorough understanding of responsive design, browser behavior and compatibility, and cross-browser optimization / troubleshooting
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple goals under tight deadlines
  • Functional understanding of W3C standards
  • Experience with web graphic optimization techniques
  • Demandware or other eCommerce/CMS platform experience a plus
  • Experience working in an eCommerce environment a plus
  • Drive to stay current with emerging technologies
  • Innovative & solutions oriented
  • Experience in having work go through usability testing

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.