Campus Explorer: Sr. Front-End Developer

Posted by | October 20, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Santa Monica, CA

URL: http://www.campusexplorer.com

Campus Explorer is a rapidly growing internet start-up located in Santa Monica, CA, that is dedicated to building the web’s premier college search and resource site. CampusExplorer.com offers students a suite of interactive, personalized services that enable them to be more organized and informed during their college searches.  We are looking for a seasoned, full-time, on-site front-end developer with a passion for design, user experience, and client-side technologies. 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinate with our product team to translate new designs into HTML and CSS.
  • Write code that pushes the limits of modern browsers, while degrading gracefully in older ones.
  • Champion best practices for front-end development.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Day to day maintenance of existing site features.
  • Create HTML emails.
SKILLS
  • Advanced experience with HTML and CSS.
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript programming, with and without frameworks.
  • Experience with scripting languages (Perl, Python, PHP, etc.) and templating frameworks.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator.
BONUS POINTS

  • Experience with a version control system, such as SVN or Git.
  • You’ve read “Designing with Web Standards” and it changed the way you work.
  • You have an active GitHub or Stack Overflow account.
  • You’ve launched a personal project. 
BENEFITS
We offer full medical, vision, and dental plans, 401K, paid vacations, summer parties at the beach, live music in the office occasionally, cheerful co-workers, and a casual, no-stress workplace. 

To apply: Please submit your cover letter & resume to steve@campusexplorer.com here. Include any URLs or code samples of prior work you’re especially proud of. Please use "Sr. Front-End Developer" in the subject line of your email. We will contact you directly sho

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