Front End Web Developer


Responsibilities


Smith Brothers Agency seeks an enthusiastic front-end web developer to join our team.

Our work is primarily with creating Web Sites. More specifically, the front-end builds, consisting of html, css and js – as well as back-end integration into a Content Management system.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about the web – and keeps up to date on trends, technologies and other items related to building web sites. We would hope that web development is a hobby for you – rather than just a day job.

While this is primarily a developer role, a background or talent in web design is a huge plus as well.

Our CMS of choice is Craft CMS. But we also see a good deal of Wordpress these days. If you can develop with these two platforms – and also have experience picking up other CMS systems – you’ll be a good fit.

  • Think, respect and develop with Web Standards in mind
  • Construct and maintain web sites by hand-coded, clean, organized, and structured HTML and CSS
  • Build, organize, maintain and problem solve with CMS systems
  • Identify and solve cross-browser compatibility issues relating to HTML and CSS-based layouts
  • Meet all project deadlines - including updates - on web sites
  • Communicate clearly as part of a project team that includes project managers, web designers and others
  • Interact smoothly and effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Maintain departmental files, style guides, etc.
  • Keep accurate records and notes for easy access and reference
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly and be self-motivated
  • Truly cares about the end project: Accessibility and Site Performance are important to you
  • Be comfortable with criticism as well as compliments

Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years agency experience
  • Solid background developing web sites using HTML, Javascript, and CSS; Sass experience required.
  • Strong grasp of semantic markup and accessibility standards
  • Less concerned with breakpoints and instead can build for any device, screen size, viewport, etc.
  • Experience working with a 3rd party CMS Systems we prefer Craft CMS but we see a lot of clients using Wordpress also so we need to navigate Wordpress effectively
  • Up-to-date experience and knowledge of coding html email
  • Enthusiasm and desire to continually learn more about front-end web development
  • Excellent and demonstrated problem-solving skills – this is important!
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices; including familiarity with micro-data
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience developing for mobile and specifically responsive web design/development
  • Server-side scripting knowledge (PHP, Ruby, etc.) not required, but a plus. To be clear, this is NOT an Application Developer position.
  • Experience with front-end task runners like Grunt, Gulp, etc.
  • Comfortable using Git and have experience working in a repo with multiple developers
  • Experience with the following is a huge plus: Craft CMS, Twig Templating, Wordpress and Advanced Custom Fields
  • Good problem-solving skills. We understand that a web developer simply can't know the solution to everything. But as long as you are comfortable learning how to do new things, exploring new skills and figuring out creative - but accessible - solutions, that's a plus.

This is not a remote position. This is on-site in our office in Pittsburgh, PA.

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