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SENIOR FRONT END WEB DEVELOPER - Detroit, MI

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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Information Technology
Pay:Commensurate w/ Qualifications
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Description

Summary:

This position is part of the Enterprise Applications - Technology Development and Integrations group that focuses on creating and implementing innovative technology web based solutions to streamline County business, thereby ensuring operational stability and business continuity. In this position you will work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

 

The ideal candidate for this position is a high energy, skilled and creative professional that is self motivated, quick to pick up new tools and technical concepts, and works successfully with other creative team members. This candidate is able to conceptualize, design, develop and implement new digital solutions and investigate, replicate, diagnose and resolve complex technical issues. This position requires advanced front-end web development skills, and proficient knowledge of software development life cycles and responsive web applications development techniques.

 

Duties:

  • Develop and maintain applications for mobile and responsive web

  • Work with full project cycle, from concept to build and release phase

  • Collaborate in cross-functional environment to ensure project alignment and focus

  • Create high quality technical assets which will be reused by other web development efforts

  • Document architectures and developing strategic approaches to implement scalable solutions from conceptual UX designs

  • Evaluate new libraries, frameworks and development standards to determine if they are a good fit for the County

  • Provide scalable, re-usable solutions that will require minimal ongoing maintenance

  • Ensure adherence to development standards and facilitating the sharing of best practices across development teams and support organizations

  • Stay abreast of new technologies, methodologies, industry practices and standards

  • Proactively scope and present new ideas to improve our website experience for prospects, leads, and customers.

 

Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, able to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Advanced knowledge in JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5

  • Experience using Twitter Bootstrap, Semantic-UI or other front-end JS/CSS UX libraries

  • Familiarity with standard JavaScript async patterns (closures, callbacks, promises, error handling, etc.)

  • Broad knowledge of social media platforms and integrations

  • Experience developing interfaces for data consumption from RESTful APIs or service oriented middle tiers

  • Desire to constantly grow your knowledge and research new or emerging front end libraries and bleeding edge browser features

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and conceptual skills with demonstrated experience documenting and working through issues, independently or as part of a team

  • Strong customer service focus and ability to manage customer expectations

  • Independent problem solver with troubleshooting, decision-making and analytical skills

  • Desire to enhance existing technology through innovative and collaborative approaches to exceed customer expectations

  • Demonstrates ownership and accountability

  • Proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement and the ability to offer appropriate solutions

  • Have the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with varying priorities and deadlines

  • Ability to work and interact with others in a structured / team environment

  • Knowledge of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) design and development

  • Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) methodology

  • Ability to perform user training & application demonstrations

  • Able to create test plans and user acceptance testing

  • Expert knowledge of W3C web standards & accessibility guidelines

  • Ability to work within ASP.NET, ASP, PHP and other server-side environments

  • Ability to write clean, efficient JavaScript/jQuery functions which adhere to geared towards performance

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar discipline from a recognized college or university or has related work experience

  • 6+ years of professional or open-source experience writing JavaScript (not just jQuery)

  • 6+ years experience writing HTML/ HTML5 and CSS2/3

  • 2+ years of professional or open-source experience with a JavaScript frameworks like Dojo, Backbone.js, Knockout or Ember.js

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