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Contract Front-End Developer


New York City, NY, United States

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Oct 28, 2016

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Contract Front-End Developer
New York, NY
Razorfish helps industry leaders build great brands by creating engaging experiences for consumers wherever they live in the digital world, ranging from Surface screens to blogs. We believe the future of marketing is not about recycling TV spots or banner ads on websites. Marketing is all about harnessing the social and immersive nature of digital to build memorable experiences with consumers and empowering those consumers to share your brand with each other. Our clients put digital at the core of their ability to improve, even transform, their businesses. To help our clients, we apply offerings that encompass digital advertising, website design, search, email, analytics, and social media, among other capabilities. Increasingly, Razorfish advising marketers on Social Influence Marketing™, our approach for employing social media and social influencers to achieve the marketing and business needs of an organization. Razorfish employs more than 2,000 people in Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Clients include Carnival Cruise Lines, Coors Brewing Company, Kraft, Levi’s, McDonald’s and Starwood Hotels.
We are seeking an entrepreneurial Contract Front-End Developer
to join our rapidly growing Technology team in our industry-leading presentation layer development practice.
This role bridges the creative and technical aspects of project delivery-- with little supervision a Freelance Senior Presentation Layer Developer implements the presentation tier including front-end and server-side technologies merging the technical architecture with creative designs and art direction. To achieve this integrated approach, the qualified candidate must have fundamental understanding of the creative aesthetic while implementing technically across a variety of platforms and frameworks. Ultimately, the Senior Presentation Layer Developer is responsible for all aspects of Presentation Layer development including all project related browser and server technologies responsible for rendering the user experience.
This is a Contract Opportunity
Core Duties/Responsibilities:
Responsible for coding the execution of complex designs and interactions that reflect the creative and art direction provided within the established technical framework
Responsible for creation of all coded Presentation Layer deliverables
Works well as a team member on large accounts, understanding how a team operates and what is expected of the various roles on the project
Able to shift between a creative and a technical focus depending on the project need and/or the type of project
Establishes presentation layer requirements
May need to rapidly produce interim deliverables (such as style guide components, technical specifications, browser and market analysis, prototypes, proofs of concept, etc.) in addition to the final live site or application
Participates in developing supporting proposal materials for projects
Participates in scoping and planning work
Participates in writing detailed technical and functional specifications documentation
Able to take initiative to research and learn emerging technologies
May manage a small team of Presentation Layer Developers
Participates in the greater Presentation Layer Community
Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:
At least 4 years experience hand-coding HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery
Advanced Native JavaScript skills
JavaScript templating
DOM Creation via JSON-based data feeds
3rd-party API integration via REST-ful web services
custom advanced JavaScript animation via DOM manipulation (HTML5 canvas, game, interactive application)
At least 2 years experience using, PHP or other frameworks used to develop dynamic web pages (Zend, Yii, CodeIgniter)
Expertise developing and testing across multiple browsers, platforms, DOM implementations, etc.
Experience with XML: XSLT, DTD or Schema modeling, DOM/XPath/SAX parsing
Experience with portal server products
Experience with content management systems (CMS) and version control systems
Experience with Analytics Solutions (Omniture, Google Analytics, WebTrends)
Image production techniques using Fireworks
User Interface Design, Information Architecture, graphic design experience a plus
Understanding of good design principles and ability to adhere to complex design specifications during implementation
Experience developing accessible websites (Section 508, W3C WAI Guidelines, etc.)
Experience Optimizing for Search Engines
Demonstrated ability to accurately estimate and scope development work
Strong attention to detail
Strong written & oral communication as well as presentation skills
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