Rock Creek Strategic Marketing: Senior Front-End Developer

Posted by | February 8, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Washington DC

URL: http://www.rockcreeksm.com

Highly prestigious government client – on-site position within client
New Media Group; full-time Rock Creek employee with benefits.
Provide ongoing development
and integration tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-pressure,
and high-visibility environment. Provide new tools
for content delivery and citizen engagement to implement the client’s
mission and will work directly with the client to gather information and
requirements and to enhance their website.
Specific duties include:
  • Interface with the creative team to translate PSD files into pixel-perfect, W3C-validated XHTML and CSS
  • Implement tested and validated XHTML templates into our supported content management system, Drupal, and becoming fully versed in the intricacies of the entire CMS
  • Estimate time and level of effort accurately for front-end development tasks
  • Provide usability and interface guidance to the creative team
    during the design phase as needed to ensure an optimal web user
    experience
  • Maintain existing CMS sites and ensure cross-browser compatibility
  • Identify opportunities to employ cutting-edge technologies to improve front-end website user experience

Skills include:
  • Expert XHTML & CSS (plus HTML5 & CSS
    3) skills with full understanding of web standards (table-free layouts
    and markup for Yahoo A-grade browsers with progressive enhancement)
  • Strong skills using AJAX, YUI, jQuery and other Javascript for rich Web 2.0 interfaces
  • Ability to do programming in PHP development environment (with room to grow & learn)
  • Ability to read and comprehend SQL queries
  • Knowledge of versioning systems like CVS, SVN and Git
  • Experience using common API’s and web services (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon) to extend website functionality
  • Understanding of CMS best practices (experience with Drupal highly encouraged)
  • Basic understanding of Section 508 compliance
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

Additional requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • At least 3 years professional web development experience
  • Experience using both PC and Mac computer platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, namely Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and be able to prioritize appropriately
  • Can work with frequent tight deadlines on high profile projects
  • Strong desire to learn and grow in a challenging and dynamic technical environment
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain U.S. Government security clearance.

Full-time, On-site, No Freelancers or Agencies please

To apply: Send a resume to drinaldo@rockcreeksm.com

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