Figment.com: Front End Developer

Posted by | November 4, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York, NY

URL: http://www.figment.com

Front End Web Developer
Figment is an online community for teens and young-adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Figment enables its users to read amateur and professional content and create their own unfiltered creative writing to share with their peers across web and mobile platforms. 
We are looking for passionate, talented, roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on Web Developers to join the New York office. Each experience we create, from web to mobile, demands a superior design and usability experience.
Where:
New York, USA
Overview:
As a Figment Web Developer, your primary focus will be building and implementing high-quality user interfaces. 
Beyond the obvious characteristics, detail-oriented self-starter who is extraordinarily passionate about problem-solving, we are looking for Web Developers who are hands-on, natural leaders and will push to improve a project to the next level of brilliance. We want developers who brainstorm as well as build. Working at Figment means you are part of the team driving the growth of the community.
Responsibilities:
Build ground-breaking web applications using advanced HTML, CSS and Javascript
Work up and down the stack where you can
Prototype future interfaces
Work closely with our editorial and design team, as well as our engineering team
Knowledge & Qualifications:
  • Experience in hand-coding HTML pages
  • Extensive knowledge of CSS
  • Have used WordPress as a CMS
  • Some photoshop experience
  • Several years of commercial development experience
  • JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, Dojo or similar
  • CS Degree or life experience to match
  • Interest, if not experience, in back-end troubleshooting and development
  • Bonus: you’ve contributed to open source projects
Merited Experiences
  • A server side scripting language such as PHP, ASP, JSP, Ruby, Python (incl. OOP design patterns)
  • Public APIs such as Flickr, Google maps or Facebook
Not as Important but a major bonus
  • You love Nutella and consider caffeine a major food group.
  • You know what the word Glomp means
  • Ability to recall Bugs Bunny quotes such as, “I will hug him, squeeze him and call him George.”

To apply: Want to belong to a great team? Send a resume or link to: jobs@figment.com

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