Lead Frontend Web Developer
Summit Business Media - Hoboken, NJ

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Summit Business Media is seeking a Lead Frontend Developer who will manage Summit’s client side architecture as well as a team of frontend developers. The Lead Frontend Developer will work closely with design, backend, infrastructure, and project management teams to deliver engaging applications which serve SBM’s business needs.

  • Deliver standards-based client-side applications for both web and mobile platforms using Javascript, AJAX, and JSON
  • Grow team productivity through mentorship and education
  • Establish best practices and coding standards for client-side architecture
  • Manage the production of clean, standards-compliant, semantic HTML and CSS from static designer assets
  • Test and debug new and existing frontend implementations across a variety of browsers and platforms
  • Assess projects and document interface dependencies, including the identification of necessary service APIs
  • Accurately estimate duration and effort required to complete development tasks
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to mitigate risks, efficiently improve quality, and resolve issues as they occur
  • Seek out practices and opportunities to enhance team productivity
  • Proactively stabilize, automate, and optimize the application environment
  • Passion for development using open web technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills with a proven track record of successful web application development
  • Expert knowledge of emerging web standards and technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and ECMAScript 5, including familiarity with associated spec documents
  • Expert knowledge of common browser compatibility issues and experience testing and debugging them
  • Strong knowledge of frontend web performance best practices
  • Strong knowledge of client side development using service APIs
  • Strong knowledge of jQuery and jQuery plugin development
  • Familiarity with version control (preferably SVN or Git)
  • Experience implementing mobile designs and testing UIs on various mobile devices
  • Experience working with CMS templates
  • Ability to manage own time in a productive manner with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams including designers, developers, infrastructure teams, project managers and internal customers
Any of the following is a plus
  • Active open source development and participation (Github, SourceForge, etc)
  • Familiarity with working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with libraries/frameworks such as Modernizr, Backbone, Bootstrap, Raphael, and Node.js
  • Experience with progressive enhancement and accessibility best practices
  • Experience using CSS pre-processors (LESS, Stylus, or Sass)
  • Experience merging code branches
  • Interest in User Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4-7 years of experience building standards-based websites or applications
  • Previous experience working in an online media company

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