Who You Are

  • You are an expert in WordPress with workable knowledge of Drupal
  • You have a deep understanding of front end development and content management
  • You have a balanced understanding of developing the best technology approach given project constraints and can advocate for decisions that balance priorities of COLAB, clients, and constraints – you can plan and work smartly
  • You know and thoroughly understand HTML and CSS/SCSS and are skilled at using JavaScript
  • You have an understanding of UX and visual design concepts to provide perspective on web technology
  • You consistently build visually accurate websites from design mockups with strong attention to detail
  • You are a planner and a problem solver by nature
  • You are adept at agile development practices including continuous integration and deployment and iterative development
  • You are comfortable with productive debate, listening to differing perspectives and offering up your own insights and ideas
  • You are innately curious, a forever learner, and enjoy learning about and applying new technologies
  • You have 8+ years of experience developing front end technologies for websites and web applications with expertise in HTML, CSS/SCSS, Javascript, React.js/Vue.js

At this time, COLAB will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

What You’ll Do

  • Determine front end technology and CMS implementation approach for your projects; recommend appropriate technology solution given project constraints and ensure the foundation and early stages of work set you and the project team for success
  • Collaborate with strategists and designers to plan the scope, prioritize features, functionality, and CMS customizations, and determine the technical approach for projects
  • Proactively identity technical risks and when necessary, create a plan for mitigating technical debt
  • Provide specific feedback to the rest of the project team on the technical impacts of various IA, UX, and visual design decisions
  • Provide accurate estimates for all technology deliverables
  • Implement front end code (HTML/CSS/SCSS/JS) and CMS configuration for 2-4 concurrent projects (while our traffic manager tries to limit the number of projects you may touch in a given week, context switching is a normal and necessary part of working at COLAB; we like to think the variety keeps it interesting)
  • Understand and implement component-based development using principles of atomic design
  • Solve technology problems during regular meetings with project and practice teams
  • Share your work during code reviews to receive feedback from other team members; provide thoughtful feedback to others regarding their code
  • Stay up to date with industry developments and trends; experiment and create proofs of concept when necessary 
  • Collaborate with Web Development Lead to ensure operational efficiency and quality of technology work

What You’ll Bring

  • An expertise in how to use and develop using WordPress
  • 8+ years of experience developing front end technologies for websites with expertise in HTML, CSS/SCSS, Javascript
  • A balanced understanding technology solutioning
  • A commitment to proper and meticulous delivery
  • An cross-discipline  understanding of what it takes to create a successful website
  • A desire to collaborate with teammates
  • A desire to mentor and coach more junior developers
  • An ability to time manage and work autonomously in an appropriate manner
  • A dedication to understanding and solving problems
  • A general understanding of Agile methodologies
  • A unique perspective

What We’ll Bring

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid workplace (choose to work remotely, in our Richmond office, or a mix)
  • 4-day workweek (currently piloting)
  • Inclusive, sociable, and team-oriented culture
  • 100% company-paid health insurance
  • Optional dental & vision insurance
  • Retirement plan (401k) with company match
  • Life insurance (basic, voluntary & ad&d)
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick & public holidays)
  • Parental leave (maternity, paternity)
  • Short term & long term disability
  • Training & development
  • Access to onsite gym & pool

Sound like a good fit?

Let us know. Fill out the application and let’s start the conversation!