Alexander Interactive: Front-end developer

Posted by | April 1, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York City


Front-end Engineer (Flatiron)
Alexander Interactive is a premier interactive strategy, design, and development agency. Our clients include Lowe’s, Schwinn, Citi, Pepperidge Farm, Action Envelope and We are looking for driven, self-motivated coders that are able to understand business problems and translate these into technical solutions. Ideal candidates should have concept-to-launch experience building scalable and secure transactional web applications. While we have project management support, our tech team communicates directly with clients and candidates will be expected to solve problems in a collaborative environment.
As a front-end engineer you will be working with our technical leads and involved in all aspects of the development cycle from feature analysis, requirement specification, design, development and testing through to deployment and ongoing retainer. We build systems quickly and iteratively, expect a new challenge every 4-5 months. You will influence development standards and introduce us to new technologies.
Ai builds the best interactive experiences on the web. We’re able to do this because we have great engineers collaborating with talented user experience and design experts. Your life outside of work is important to us. We believe that great solutions come from focused minds that have time to relax and think broadly. While we specialize in ecommerce, we build custom solutions for the news, telecommunications, and financial industries. We’re committed to executing on flawless projects, to implementing open source technologies, and to growing our technical knowledge. This is a Full time position
Key Responsibilities:
* Write clean, pristine, semantic, valid, seo-friendly HTML
* Cross-browser CSS
* Work on multiple projects
* Embrace drop shadows, fancy fonts, sliders, lightboxes, mega dropdowns, and layouts > 1024
* Work within web frameworks such as Magento & Django
* Collaborative teamwork
* Ability to work agile
* 2+ years of HTML & CSS development
* Knowledge of advanced CSS techniques (x-browser, sprites, box model, positioning, reflows, repaints, etc)
* Pixel-perfectionist!
* Photoshop, firebug, and a text editor encompass 99% of your toolset
* Experience using text replacement technologies such as cufón, sIFR, typekit, etc
* You don’t let your hate for IE6 get in the way of supporting it
* Experience with javascript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, YUI, etc
* You are obsessed with the Firefox HTML validator
* Experience writing or integrating with programming languages, preferably PHP, Python or Java
* Magento and/or Django experience a plus
* Mobile development a plus
* Version control experience a plus (subversion, cvs, etc)
* HTML5 and CSS3 a plus

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