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Front End Engineer
Ref No.: 17-05832
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 06/22/2017
My client in Salem, MA is looking to bring on a FRONT END Engineer to join their growing team.

Location: Salem, MA
Type: FTE/Direct-Perm OR Contract-to-Hire
Rate: DOE

You...are driven, pragmatic and consider yourself the low ego/high results type. You appreciate deadlines, know when to be conservative and when to shoot for Mars. You have a talent for partnering with both internal and client teams to build exceptional end-to-end experiences. You're bleeding edge, staying current is part of the gig in your pursuit of answering interesting questions, with innovation.

  • Responsibilities:
  • ​Full command of front-end development best practices, technologies, strategies and tools​
  • Lead, execute, and document projects from start to finish
  • Provide architectural recommendations and/or decisions for net new and existing infrastructures.
  • Create development artifacts including, writing code, tech documentation, development guidelines, and other similar documents.
  • An eye for the aesthetic and how to intuitively turn informed design into beautifully crafted interfaces
  • Able to estimate work effort for yourself and other members of the team with precision and accuracy across multiple projects and clients.
  • Expert communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with various SDLC methodologies (Agile {Scrum, Kanban} waterfall, etc.)
  • Ability to work ​as individual contributor​ or with distributed team members
  • Collaborate with cross functional team including Designers, Project Managers, QA Engineers and fellow Developers.
  • Passionate about innovation and the "Maker” mentality, desire to work with smart people and see work come to life
  • Represent the ZD development capability in business development pitches, SOW creation and other project related exercises
  • Partner with clients and internal team to write launch plans, implement code, provide ongoing support and set up environments.
  • Research emerging technology trends and encourage team members to learn and adopt new technologies, as appropriate, to support projects
  • Required Technical Skills:
  • Deep expertise and mastery of HTML5, CSS, SASS, and JavaScript and the ability to utilize those tools to build fully responsive and bulletproof applications
  • Comfortable building fully responsive UIs, including the ability to sensibly extrapolate from design comps to intelligently accommodate contexts that weren't specifically designed for, accommodating not only for different screen sizes, but different resolution densities.
  • Very comfortable using CSS pre- and post-processors such as SCSS and Auto-prefixer
  • Proficient in a variety of JS frameworks such as​ ​React, Angular, Backbone, jQuery or similar. Able to author JavaScript comfortably, independent of any framework or library.
  • Understanding of hosting solutions and underlying architecture. Ability to articulate strategic differences between solutions (AWS/Rackspace, Pantheon).
  • Proven SEO/SEM skills as related to development best practices.
  • Ability to recommend, implement and manage various analytics providers (Google Analytics or similar)
  • Comfortable with dev ops tasks, such as CI, defining build processes for production deployments and provisioning servers for QA and staging client work
  • Experience installing, configuring and customizing Content Management Systems such Drupal and WordPress
  • Firm grasp and understanding of Pattern Library development, Atomic Design/Development Methodology, Molecular Development.
  • Comfortable using Git and applying best practice SCM processes. Subversion experience a plus.
  • Proficient with utilizing REST based APIs. Understanding of best practices around security and compliance requirements
  • Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on development experience
  • College or Professional Degree in Computer Science, or commensurate experience
  • Agency background is a plus