Senior Front-End Developer / Javascript Lead

at Interactive Strategies
Published June 16, 2022
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

At Interactive Strategies, our developers are the glue that unite great design with solid technology. We're looking for candidates who understand that front-end development is about more than CSS and Javascript skills, but creativity and attention to detail. We involve our developers in all aspects of our projects – therefore we’re looking for self-starters and passionate thinkers who can provide valuable ideas upfront and ensure that design concepts can be implemented effectively. We don’t use bloated frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation and pride ourselves on delivering lean, sleek web experiences.

QUALITIES YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

While we value your front-end development skills, your ability to thrive in our environment is equally as important. We're looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:

  • Someone with that canny ability to always think one step ahead to stop problems before they happen
  • Excellent communication skills and easy to work with
  • Ability to apply creative thinking to technology issues and problem solving
  • Curiosity to learn about new web technologies and approaches
  • A team player who enjoys collaborating with others
  • Well-organized and able to work under deadlines and multiple projects
  • A highly motivated self-starter

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide leadership for the integration of Javascript tooling in our tech stack including:

  • Guide the integration with, or ground-up construction of, Javascript frameworks across projects
  • Maintain, inform, and advise build processes pertaining to Javascript frameworks, particularly in JSS, the Sitecore implementation of React/Vue/Angular, but also in one-off implementations for app functionality in sites
  • Devise implementations across the full range of headless server-side (backend) setups to assure comprehensive coverage of a selected frameworks applicability
  • Provide mentorship to grow internal framework knowledge among our development teams through hands-on guidance
  • Maintain knowledge of frameworks, community libraries and the implications of their use

REQUIREMENTS

As a Senior Front-End developer / Javascript Lead at Interactive Strategies, we care most about the passion and talent you bring to the table. With that being said, we would like you to have the following experience:

  • 5+ years experience building complex, large-scale projects
  • Proven, demonstrable knowledge of standards-compliant, responsive, HTML, CSS, Javascript and Javascript frameworks
  • Expertise in web accessibility
  • A portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • Demonstrated experience with responsive coding techniques and patterns
  • Strong understanding of usability and accessibility issues across all device types
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors (SCSS, Sass, Less)
  • Skilled with Figma, Sketch and/or Adobe Creative Suite for preparing and extracting assets
  • A good eye for clean design and typography

HIGHLY DESIRED

  • Experience with git for version control
  • Experience with package managers (Yarn, npm, Composer)
  • Experience with build tools/task runners (Gulp, Webpack, Grunt)
  • Experience integrating with PHP/MySQL, Drupal, and WordPress
  • Back-end development experience

BENEFITS

We have a simple motto when it comes to company culture, "Everyone deserves to come to work and be happy." This means a few things: (1) we care as much about quality as we do about budgets, (2) we find the strengths in each employee and nurture them, (3) we encourage a culture that values innovation and creative freedom, and (4) we want you to have fun while you’re at the office. We may be an agency, but we understand that you have a life outside of work.

We allow our employees creative freedom. We treat them with respect. We value their opinions. In that spirit, we offer the following benefits:

  • Company-paid health, vision and dental insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Profit sharing
  • 3+ weeks of vacation/sick time from day one; 4+ weeks after year 3
  • 2 additional days of personal leave
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Company-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • New business referral bonus
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Pre-tax DC Metro SmartBenefits

A LITTLE ABOUT US

We're a well-respected interactive agency in downtown Washington, DC, known for deep strategic thinking. We strive to cultivate a collaborative, innovative environment where people feel valued, respected, and free to push creative boundaries—all while finding balance between work, home, and life outside the office.

INTERACTIVE STRATEGIES IS A CERTIFIED LGBTBE BUSINESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT VALUES WORKPLACE DIVERSITY. WE BELIEVE THAT DIVERSE VOICES AND VIEWPOINTS ARE CRITICAL TO PRODUCING GREAT WORK AND HELPING OUR CLIENTS REPRESENT THEMSELVES EFFECTIVELY.

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