Lead Front End Developer

  • Type: job
  • Location: Summit Business Media, 33-41 Newark St, Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030, US
  • Deadline: Sep 29 2012 at 5:30PM
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Summit Business Media (SBM) is seeking a Lead Front End 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. This position will be based in Summit's Hoboken office.

  • 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
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  • 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 front end 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
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    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
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    The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4-7 years of experience building standards-based websites or applications
  • Previous experience working in an online media company is a plus.
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    Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be "The Next Generation of Business Information" for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world's largest mining investment conference in South Africa. Summit's Marketing Data Group provides detail on nearly one million health and benefits plans in the U.S.