Front End Engineer
LearnVest - New York, NY

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We are looking for a passionate Front End Engineer to join our fast growing New York City startup. Our front-end engineers help build the intuitive and interactive interfaces that power the LearnVest content and tools seen and used by millions each month.

Our tech team is composed of passionate software engineers. We maintain a culture where developers are encouraged to learn and grow their skills with new products and technologies. We believe in an open exchange of ideas and knowledge, and we facilitate personal growth through open tech team meetings, junior/senior mentorship, peer reviews, hackdays, and more.

You will be a key member of the front-end development team, making technical decisions that will drive the future of our WordPress experience. We need a passionate candidate with experience in developing web applications using WordPress, PHP, and MySQL. We expect a high level of comfort working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience with responsive layouts and mobile design is a plus.

Skills / Requirements:
3+ years of professional web development experience

Solid working knowledge of WordPress with experience working on high availability applications

Proficiency developing, debugging, and optimizing WordPress Plugins and Themes

Experience with page speed testing and optimization techniques

Solid understanding of PHP/MySQL in relation to WordPress

In-depth working knowledge of JavaScript with and without frameworks like jQuery

Abreast of current trends, best practices and web standards

Passion for writing semantic and standards-compliant cross-browser HTML/CSS

Understanding of SEO principles and best practices

Experience with version control systems (Git, SVN)

Ability to collaborate with engineers, designers, product managers, and non-technical team members

Familiarity working in a Unix environment

Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite

Bonus Points:
Experience working in an Agile environment

Knowledge of mobile web development optimization and responsive design

Understanding of CSS pre-compilers (SASS/LESS)

Experience with newer JavaScript technologies (node.js, backbone.js, Underscore.js)

Active participant and contributor to the open source community

Please include a link to your GitHub account or an online portfolio showing your talents in action.

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