Overview

CO+LAB is seeking a Front End Developer who can take a design concept and bring it to life through elegant coding.

This position requires excellent people skills, as we work in a team environment. You will interact with designers, project managers, clients, and back end developers. We have a structured process that we follow, and you will be a pivotal contributor to that process. An ability to think creatively and strategically about how digital solutions can address our clients' challenges and improve their businesses is key.

Responsibilities

  • Participate actively in team meetings to discuss the client’s business needs and the strategy behind the project
  • Work with the design team to formulate a design that is aesthetically appealing as well as functionally sophisticated
  • Translate wireframes to code
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Provide website maintenance and enhancement
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies
  • Promote usability best practices
  • Create strategic ideas about using technology in unique ways to add value to our clients' digital presence
  • Reliably estimate (ballpark) tasks/deliverables
  • Meet reasonable deadlines

Required Technical Skills

  • Proven history of developing responsive page layouts and interfaces from mockups. (We will want to see examples.)
  • Strong WordPress experience including theming, custom post types, knowledge of hooks/actions, ability to build custom functionality, and plugin development
  • Expert HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with one or more of the following languages: PHP, Python, Ruby, or JavaScript (node.js)
  • Proficiency with modern development tools such as SASS, SCSS or LESS, and task runnerssuch as Gulp, Grunt, or Broccoli
  • Git
  • Familiarity with design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc.)
  • Knowledge and ability to implement smart modern web standards including accessibility and usability

Desired Personal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong ability to build relationships; excellent listening skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to operate independently and get things done

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 401K
  • Health & Vision
  • Paid holidays and vacation

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About CO+LAB

Founded in 2008, CO+LAB Multimedia LLC is a website design and development firm headquartered in Richmond, VA, which specializes in developing goal-driven websites and web-applications. Over the past several years, our firm has delivered hundreds of websites for Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. Our exceptional work allows us to hire the best designers and developers in the area because they want to be associated with innovative, crisp, refined websites. The quality of our work force, in turn, allows us to continually raise the bar on what we deliver to our clients.